Thursday, June 13, 2013

God Bless America

This is my entry for the Monday Greeting Card challenge over at The Outlawz. The challenge this week is Stars and/or Stripes.


For this challenge, I used one of the new sets released this month from Doodle Pantry. This set is called Freedom Eagle, and is just one of several awesome patriotic sets Laurie has created.  Here is an image of all the wonderful images and paper you get in this set:


I started off with her pre-colored image with the banner. I added the sentiment "America" inside the banner before printing. I pulled the image into my Silhouette Cameo software and traced the image to make a print and cut file. I then made 2 outlines to go around the image, both using white card stock (the first layer I used Brilliant Blue ink from Stampin' Up! to distress the outer edges and the second layer I left white). After printing and cutting the image, I re-colored some portions of the image. I used Copic markers, a Marvy Glitter marker and an Inkssentials White Opaque gel pen. I used E27 and E29 on the Eagle's wings and body and then used the Inkssentials White Opaque gel pen on the tips of the wings. I used a Sakura clear glitter pen on the tips of the arrows. I used a red Marvy Glitter marker around the banner, then used R00 to pull the color into the banner to give it shading. I used E40 on the Eagle's head, and then used the white opaque gel pen over the top of that for dimension. I used G28 on the leaves for added depth. The shield was left exactly how Laurie colored it. Using pop dots, I layered the image on the inked outline and then onto the white outline. The designer paper is from the stamp set. I typed the "God Bless" portion of the sentiment on my computer using the Colonna MT font, which was a good match for Laurie's "America" sentiment. I used the small oval punch from Stampin' Up! to punch that out, and added 3 little red star crystals. To finish the card, I used Queen and Co.'s Goosebump stars in red, clear and blue and put then diagonally on both sides of the focal image.

Also entering this card in the following:





7 comments:

  1. Beautiful - and amazing computer skills - don't have a Cameo but like what I am seeing. Great job.

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  2. Love your card and thanks for swinging by my blog and leaving me a message! Thanks. SueH.

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  3. I JUST finished a card with the Freedom Eagle but will not post until Monday.. OMG..I almost don't want to post mine...I love YOURS!!!

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  4. Wow, this is stunning Susan! Absolutely beautiful!!

    Linda

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  5. Susan lovely card, love those star embellishments!

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  6. Great job! Thank you for playing in this CDAC Challenge. Meg, Member of the CDAC DT.

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  7. WOW... Makes me proud to be an American!!

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