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