Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Friday's Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge

Friday has come and gone! I am sorry I missed the deadline for the Bloggers Challenge but I had this card completed over the weekend and wanted to share it with everyone. The Bloggers Challenge was a color challenge using red, white and blue. Since the challenge was during the Memorial Day weekend I decided to do a Patriotic card. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and I hope you enjoy the card!
Here is some basics of the elements of the card. The background paper was a glossy white paper that I stamped the stars with VersaMark and embossed, I then used a brayer with blue ink to brayer over the embossed stars. The next thing I did was take a soft rag and wiped off the extra ink. I then heated up the iron and used blank printer paper with background paper in the middle and heated the paper. This is the resist technique that I used that created my background paper.
My image of the eagle was stamped with black in and heat set. I then took a small craft iron and used old red and blue crayons to add the color to the eagle image. I really like the way the crayon turned out! The phrase was done with one of my cutters, I could not get a stamped image to stand out enough.
I wish to thank all our servicemen, women and their families for all the sacrifices that they make for our freedoms. Without our brave servicemen and women our country would not be as great as it is today! Thank you and may God bless you all!


17 comments:

  1. This is a real WOW card. Very striking! Love it.

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  2. WOW! I love this background Heidi! Thanks for the tips on how to do it.

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  3. Great card, love the background you created.

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  4. How stunning this is - great job and your saying just sums up everything.

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  5. Well worth the wait Heidi! What a sensational background you've created! :D

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  6. Oh Wow GF! This is just amazing, thanks so much for sharing, luv luv luvit!

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  7. I am gaga over the melted crayon background...stunning!! Thanks for sharing :-D.

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  8. WOW!!! Absolutely stunning!!

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  9. this is a stunner, Heidi!! So glad you jumped in late...wouldn't have wanted to miss this one!

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  10. Wonderful Patriotic card. Love the melted crayon background.

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  11. wow - what a stunning card and great techniques!

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  12. Sensational card! I love that!!

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  13. Love the background! great card!

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