Saturday, July 5, 2014

Independence Freshly Made

It's Saturday night here in Alaska and I hope all of my US readers are having a good 4th of July weekend! It is hot here in my neck of the woods, 80, and that's not normal for this area so my family and I have stayed inside all day avoiding the sun! We BBQ'd yesterday but that was the extent of our celebrations. We have too much daylight here to bother with fireworks so I watched the Macy's Day fireworks special on TV instead :)

My craft area is in the master bedroom and it finally "cooled" down enough in there that I felt like doing some stamping. I saw the note that
Freshly Made Sketches was still open for another day or so so I grabbed my supplies and went to work.

Have I said lately how much I adore the set For Your Country? It is hands down my favorite set in the SU catalog(well,  Walk in the Wild is a VERY close second). I wasn't sure how to use it with this sketch but I just kind of sat there going over things in my mind and it just started coming together.

For the strips under the circle portion I pulled out the set Tape It. It's actually the first time I've inked it up since I bought it last year! Next I inked up a sentiment and images from For Your Country and fussy cut them. I took the circle framelits and made a frame with them instead of using a whole circle. 2 of the banners are stamped right on the Naturals White paper, the red banner is adhered with tape and goes across the circle frame and then I adhered the sentiment banner down. The images of the boots and dog tags are popped up with dimensionals. The background was a bit stark to me so I used a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to add a little something more. I was much happier with the card after doing that!

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to be safe this weekend if you are out celebrating!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: For Your Country, Tape It, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Real Red, Naturals White, Night of Navy
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, dimensionals


  1. This card is amazing!! I love these images and the sentiment!! Fab!! Thank you so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!
    I just saw you are from Wasilla.Kind of gave me goosebumps.Not in a bad way! ;) My Dad lived there,he was a City Council Member.He passed away though last year in June! You may knew him...Steve Lovell?

  2. I agree, the touch of grunge splatters adds a perfect touch to the background. It matches the rest of the stamps which are not done in a clean style but a more detailed, artsy one. Good choice!

  3. What a fabulous card!! I love how you used the two sets to create your card. The Gorgeous Grunge splatters add the perfect finishing touch.

  4. This is a wonderful card! The splatters look great and I love how you've used the For Your Country stamp set. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Super creative use of the stamps- Tape It and For Your Country, and of course the Grunge is perfect for the background. You are so talented, lady!


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