May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Hero

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing a Mixed Media card designed with Hero and Grunge Elements stamp sets along with ODBD Custom Dies- Double Stitched Circles, Circles and Sparkling Stars and the Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).

This coming Monday will be Memorial Day here in the United States, a day that we set aside to honor those in the military who have died in service for our country.  They are definitely “Heroes” to me and I wanted to create a card in their honor. I am so thankful that they were willing to sacrifice their lives for your freedom and mine- may their service to our country always be remembered!

This card was fairly easy to create with just a bit of preparation before layering.  First, I inked the Hero military man image with hickory smoke distress ink and stamped the image onto white cardstock.  

I used water based cherry and navy markers to color the flag image and tea dye along with vintage photo distress inks to “antique” the paper.  The large splatter stamp along with the smaller corner splatter image from Grunge Elements were stamped with vintage photo distress ink to add a bit of texture. 

The image was die cut and embossed using the Double Stitched Circle Dies and mounted onto a navy cardstock circle (die cut and embossed with the Circles Dies).

The sentiment from Hero was stamped with navy ink onto white cardstock, “antiqued” with tea dye and vintage photo distress ink before trimming and mounting onto navy cardstock.

The stars were die cut and embossed using the Sparkling Stars Dies from navy cardstock as well as the Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.

For the background panel, I trimmed a piece of the Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper to 4” x 5 ¼”, distressed the edges, applied tea dye and vintage photo distress ink over the entire panel followed by picket fence distress stain and once dried, stenciled the stars with a crackled texture paste.

After the crackled texture paste dried, I applied a layer of mod podge over the background panel, the circle die cut image and the sentiment before mounting all onto the navy and cherry card base.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week and thanks again for taking the time to stop by! If you have a chance to create a project with your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love for you to share it with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

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