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January 8, 2012

Home of the Free......

......because of the brave.  I made this card to follow a sketch and color challenge on the Cricut message board.  All parts came together great, a while ago I bought a K&Company red, white & blue color stack and that was the challenge colors.  Then last week I got my new stamps from Pink by Design and I had ordered the "Our Troops" set so this all came to mind, with the paper and the stamps.

I am so pleased with how it turned out.  The background (stripes & stars) is all one piece of paper and fit perfectly into my theme and sketch.
The banner across the top if from the Stand & Salute cartridge welded together in Cricut Craft Room.  The stars were also cut from Stand & Salute.  I cut them from white cardstock then colored them with Tim Holtz Distressed inks and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder a few times each, it is almost like covering them with Glossy Accents.  The colors Faded Jeans and Fired Red Brick matched the paper perfectly.
Here is a close up of the stars, I stacked 3 on top of each other.
I also finished the inside very simply.
The reason that I ordered this set up stamps in because I have a Grandson in the Navy and another Grandson going in next month.  Not that I did not support the military before it just brings it a lot close to my heart.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to hear what you have to say about my card.

Challenges for this card
CES Challenges   Anything goes   ends - 1/13
Crazy 4 Challenges  Something New  ends - 1/13
Fund with Shapes  No Black Line   ends - 1/12
My Mums Crafts Something New  ends - 1/14
Make it Monday  Always anything goes  ends - 1/15

7 comments:

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Donna, I love this!!! I have to check out that stamp set. It's so hard to find good patriotic stamps and looks like this one is going to be a must have. I love that paper too! The whole thing is fantastic!!!

RockinRenee said...

I love the muted colors you used and the embossed star. I hope your grandsons stay safe and protected while they protect us!

mforquer said...

Donna - this is fabulous girl!!! WOW - I so see your heart in this one! Fabulous design and I love the vintage feel!! BEAUTIFUL!
((HUGS))
M

Stephanie said...

Love this! Anything red, white and blue gets my juices flowing. Thanks for the inspiration.

CraftyC said...

A fabulous card and perfect colours used.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
Clairexx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Donna,Love the sparkle on the star...lovely.

Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Rene said...

This is AWESOME! Simply fantastic! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
Good luck!
Rene :D