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May 30, 2011


Today we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Thank you for our freedom!

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To create my card, I combined images from Artistic Outpost's Hero and She-roes plates.  The Kraft panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug Stars Folder.  To add color to the flag I used markers, then added Antique Linen Distress Ink to the edges.  The little solider boy was colored using markers, the background sponged with Antique Linen.  To add softness to my coloring, I lightly spritzed with water, then smooshed onto a Non Stick Craft Mat, to blend the lines.  This image, the Flag and sentiment were crinkled a bit and sponged again to have an aged look.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Hero, She-roes
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Markers, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Card Stock - Kraft, Red, Vanilla, Chocolate
Other- Big Shot, Ink Blending Tool, Cuttlebug Stars Folder, Karen Foster Pattern Paper, Non Stick Craft Mat, Spritz Bottle, Distress Tool, Heat Gun, Dimentionals, Glue Dot, Star

Challenges - Make it Monday with the Kraft Journal, Simon Says Stamp and Show

Enjoy your day!


Netty said...

Perfect celebratory card Lisa. Annette x

Debbie K. said...

Great card, Lisa. Love your color choices and the embossed stars for the background. Have a nice rest of the weekend!
- DebbieK

Unknown said...

Lisa, this is another stunning card creation from you...I love the stamped image that you colored so beautifully...thank you so much for joining us again at The Kraft Journal!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...


1CardCreator said...

Great way to show thanks, beautiful card!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great use of so many techniques to bring a great theme together!

Thanks for entering Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

--Renee, Simon Says Stamp

Tina said...

Lisa this is a wonderful card - love the image. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment. I really appreciate it.

Have a great week
mommy scraps alot

Audrey Pettit said...

This is an absolutely fabulous card, Lisa! I think that Cuttlebug stars folder is so perfect for this and I adore those patriotic stamped images. Awesome coloring, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.

Tracy said...

Such a wonderful vintage look to this card and each of the elements mixes perfectly with the others. Fabulous card Lisa! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I LOVE this card! I can't decide if I like the adorable little boy or the background better :)

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp and Show!


Suzanne C said...

Love your freedom cards! This is fabulous and that image is so sweet.

BarbaraW said...

You do wonders with this stamp set. Love the star studded kraft background.

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