Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sweet Land of Liberty

Today, I'm participating in Cards for Heroes Blog Hop! A great way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend!
Cards for Heroes sends handmade greeting cards to servicemen all over the world for them to use for family & friends. Head over to the Cards for Heroes website to start the Blog Hop! There are over 100 blogs participating. My blog is number 110! I posted the link for the next blog at the end of my post........
It was just by luck that I checked Shari Carroll's blog & found the information about the CHF Blog Hop.........just in the nick of time on Thursday so I could join in.
I chose a stamp from the Hero plate from Artistic Outpost for my card.
I used Adirondack Denim & Cranberry inks to color the stamp, misted it and then stamped it on cream cardstock. Next, I added Distress Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Black Soot to antique the image as well as highlight the flags & verse. The stamp has a "4" in the left corner. I chose to cover it because I wanted the card to be more general than just for the 4th of July.


I cut the star from Co'ordinations paper but it's really hard to tell as I distressed it until I got the color I wanted. I cut a another star out of red paper & added Snow Cap white paint to the embossed star. Then I added Distress Antique Linen & Vintage photo to age it. The striped ribbon was cream & brown (see it in the photo of supplies) until I added Denim ink to it. I rubbed the ink pad over the ribbon & then spritzed it with water. The water dissipates the ink into the ribbon & spreads the color. I did the same to the red ribbon only I used Vintage Photo to tone down the white.
I added 3 tiny brads under the verse. These were dark bronze but I added a touch of dark blue with StazOn Midnight Blue.


Supplies:
Artistic Outpost Heroes
Adirondack Denim, Cranberry
Distress Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Reminisce Celebrate paper
Spellbinders Star dies
Ranger Snow Cap Paint Dabber
Ribbon
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Next stop on the Blog Hop - - - - Lianna's Blog
She has a beautiful card created with red, white & blue!
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Today, I remember all our veterans who have so bravely defended our nation so that we may enjoy all the freedoms of this wonderful country! I think of my Dad who served during the Korean conflict & my husband who was in the Navy during the end of the Vietnam war. Thank you!

God Bless the USA!


Thank you so much for stopping.........please come back soon! I'll be posting another card Sunday.

-judy

86 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card!! Beautiful colors, design and the ribbons look awesome!! TFS! :)

Angi said...

Beautiful, I think I will have to add this stamp to my collection!! Great job! TFS!

Karen said...

Great card. So nice to have discovered your blog during this hop.

Tami B. said...

This is a stunning card. Thank you for taking the time to share how you created it.

Karen said...

Fabulous card!! TFS!! Thanks for celebrating our troops! {{cheers}}

AzKisses73 said...

Elegant card.. Love it.. Thanks for inspiration. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

Sarah said...

Love your card!! Gorgeous! Great vintage look!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Love, love, LOVE your card! Thank you for supporting our troops and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

JPScraps said...

Totally awesome card!

Windy Robinson said...

I love how much dimension your card has-- it is beautiful.

Dawn said...

This card is really really great...Very nice blog!

kasmello said...

oh my, this is just beautiful!

Sue McGettigan said...

Great looking card, love the vintage distressed look! Happy Memorial Day to you :)

Dana said...

Beautiful card!

kristina proffitt said...

Gorgeous card!

lauren said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! Yum, yum, yum! I love the vintagey warmth this card oozes! Thanks to you and your family for all they have done!

{VICKI} said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!
great card

Sandy said...

Eyepoppingly gorgeous! Your distressing is suPERB and I just love the teeny touch of the brads---just the right addition! Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with the hop!

KelliStamps4U said...

This is a gorgeous card! Beautiful job!!

Loni said...

such great details on your card. Great job. Thanks for supporting Cards For Heroes.

Lisa Renéa said...

What can I say? Your card is truly breathtaking!! Thank you for sharing! Thanks for supporting CFH!

Fabre said...

This is just stunning, thank you for creating it for our blog hop! Our heroes will love it! We hope you had fun today, and thanks for your support of CFH!

Jennifer said...

Awesome card! Hope you have a great weekend!

Phinny said...

Love the card. You used all of my fav products, too. Love Artistic Outpost stamps and Ranger everything. *grin*

This is so much fun! So happy to be doing the blog hop for such a good cause with such a great, generous group of talented peeps! *smile*

Yvette said...

Beautiful details on your card! TFS!

Lynn said...

I love your cards. Thanks so much for supporting this event. I am the proud Mother of a US soldier!
Thank you for supporting our troops.

Heather said...

Love all your distressing! I'm not advanced enough to do that much technique on one card, but it looks stunning!

Martha said...

Oh what a beautiful card you have created! Love the soft distressing.
Thank you so much for participating in the CFH blog hop!

shelly said...

Super pretty cards, like the distress look of them!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks to your family who served our country!

Merry's Musings said...

So many details, and I love your deep color choice. Beauty.

Lisa said...

Love this card so much--beautiful work!

Bekah's World said...

As a military wife, please let me say thank you for what you are doing. It's so good to know that there are others thinking of our loved one's when they're in harms way. What a wonderful way of showing your appreciation!

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Purple Princess said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!

christy sheffield said...

Very nice! Love the distressed look.

Jana said...

Great card!

Carole RB said...

Great card Judy

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous card! I love your layers and the colors you used.

mica said...

Your card is so beautiful! I am enjoying this hop :)

Daintry said...

Great card! I love the stamp on this one. Thanks for sharing, and for participating!

TLHarwick said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a beautiful card! Thanks for your support of CFH!

Kay said...

This is just stunning. I love every single thing about it. I appreciate all the details of how it was created too.
Love your blog, I will be back!!

Pam said...

Gorgeous work! Love it!

Nancyljk said...

Enjoying my hop through all the wonderful blogs for a second day...your cards are amazing, so well designed.
Thanks for supporting our heroes
Proud Marine Mom

Suz said...

Wow your cards are amazing. I love them both. Thanks for sharing your talent & supporting CFH

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Finally!!! lol I found out about this blog hop from your blog. started out last night and had to finally go to sleep. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! I'm glad I follow your blog, now I found out about making cards for the servicemen! Thank YOu!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Judy!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Outstanding!!

Whispers and Wishes said...

Love your distressing... wonderful job on the aging and your descriptions of the process really help us see how you made the card!

Maggie said...

Your cards are great, I checked out Sunday's card as well..I am a day late, spent yesterday with our Marine son who is home for the weekend. Thank you for supporting our troops.

Dana said...

just so pretty!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a stunning card.

TFS.
M.E.

Lisa said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! One of my favorite cards so far!!! Really beautiful and thanks for the step-by-step, too! I love the vintage look of the patriotic card and you've given me some new ideas. Superbly done!

Chris said...

What an amazing card! Thanks so much for participating.

leenda said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!

ML Design Works said...

Beautiful! Thank you for participating!

paula said...

Beautiful!!!! Love that stamp! Thank you for being part of the bloghop!

Lost in Paper said...

this card is just gorgeous!!! thank you so much for sharing it!!

Doris said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous.

Charlotte said...

Oh wow... your card is one of my favorites from this blog hop.

AxeS DeSignS said...

Wow,, your cards are so beautiful.. thanks for being part of the blog hop and support cards for heros

PaulaM said...

OMG - this is absolutely stunning. Just LOVE IT!! TFS

NanaBeth said...

This is a work of art. Whoever receives it will treasure it always. Wishing you blessings always for taking the time to support the troops,

Victoria S. said...

Love your card! Amazing! Thanks for supporting our troops!

Lynn Stevens said...

hey Judy, great to see you here and creating for our real heros!

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! Your cards are absolutely beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. : ) Sb

aimee said...

Absolutely gorgeous, one of my FAVORITES so far. Must get that stamp. :)

Tammy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the distressed look!

Paula said...

Beautiful card!

LadyDoc said...

WOW!!! This card is GORGEOUS!!

Day three and I am still hopping! I want to see, and comment on, every single participating blog in this wonderful effort!

LETUMom said...

Awesome, awesome cards! Thanks for sharing with CFH!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi Judy! So fun to see you here! Great card! Hugs! :)

Regina said...

your cards are gorgeous!!

slightlyimperfect said...

WOW, I really love the image on your card. Would love to see a tut :) TFS and participating in the hop.

scyoder said...

That was a great card..

Grace said...

Fabulous card and colors. Love the layout. Your "leftovers" card is beautiful.

...Darlene said...

Awesome card thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

The flag card is awesome. I hope someday I can do a card as great as that one.

jaemom said...

Awesome distressing. Love both the cards you posted. TFS and thanks to your dad and husband for their faithful service.

Patti said...

My mouth is still saying wow, wow, wow! I would love to sit beside and learn from you! This is my favorite card so far through all of the hopping. And, I surely do not diminish any work that I have seen, because EVERYONE is so talented and creative.

Beautiful work, and what a treat for anyone to receive. Thank you for participating and the invite to your blog.

Lyneen said...

AWESOME card... thanks for sharing and supporting our armed forces.... Bless our troops this special day.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Delicious card and so very appropriate for this hop and this remembrance day. So glad you joined the hop and supported CFH and their mission.

Lucy, England said...

Love this card - super distressing and texture.

Christina Thomas said...

Nice card! Thank you for supporting the troops!

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