Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday Flashback: The Free & the Brave

Welcome to another patriotic special edition of the Friday Flashback!  In honor of Independence Day yesterday, this week's not-really-randomly chosen stamp set is The Free & the Brave.  So let's get started and see what I've got in the archives.

For the main image, I stamped it in Basic Black craft ink, heat embossed, and then watercolored it, except for the white which was done with colored pencil.  I think it's kind of a cool look stamping on colored cardstock for the main image vs. the normal white or ivory.

And here's one I did for a swap, same idea as above.  You can see I really like using Sanded with this stamp set, 'cause I did it again for today's brand new card!

This time the eagle is actually stamped on white paper in Night of Navy ink, and then I masked it and sponged on Bordering Blue ink.  Then I used a blender pen to add some Crushed Curry to his eye and beak.  It's been kinda fun lately doing a bunch of patriotic cards and coming up with variations on the red-white-blue color combo.  Pretty sure I've used this layout before but it seemed like a good match for Sam the Eagle here.  The Framelit wasn't wide enough to layer under the eagle image, so I cut it in half and spaced the ends out a little more.  Unless you peel up the main image you can't tell I did that :)  I did the same thing on the striped layer actually; I was using a scrap that was a little too short for what I wanted.  And that is how you make it work :)

Thanks for joining me for today's Friday Flashback, and have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  The Free & the Brave, Sanded
Ink:  Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper, retired Cherry Cobbler DSP
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits

1 comment:

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous!