Saturday, July 04, 2009

Let Freedom Ring

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone is enjoying a safe and happy holiday.

Yesterday I posted two fourth of July cards made for this week's SCS sketch challenge. Today I share what most of the cards sent out looked like. First, I started with my new "Let Freedom Ring" set from Papertrey.

I started by positioning several of the stamps on my largest acrylic block. My apologies for the poor image quality, but I do not have a digital camera and clear stamps on acrylic do not scan very well. Still, I think you get the gist of it.

Next, I stamped those images repeatedly on a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 inch white cardstock in Real Red, basically making my own designer paper, or what stampers call a "one sheet wonder," so that it looked like this:

Next came the cutting. I had intended to use that week's card sketch from SCS, SC234, but it just looked too plain and blah. So...I pulled out these eagles I already had stamped up, matted them, and positioned them in the lower right corner, popping them up for dimension. Looked much better, in my opinion. White brads in the upper left corner helped balaance out the finished cards.

Stamps: Eagle (Wildlife Reserve--Stampin' Up), OSW image (Let Freedom Ring--Papertrey)
Paper: Cherry Splash (Bazzill), Kraft and Navy (Wausau Papers), White (Xerox cardstock), designer paper (DCWV)
Ink: Navy Blue, Real Red
Accessories: Oval Punches (Marvy), Brads (Hot Off the Press)


Susan (rainy) said...

Great card Heather. I absolutely love your designer paper made from scratch!

Heather said...

Thanks, Susan! :)