Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Freedom. Something many people of this world never experience. Other's take it for granted. Some abuse it. And many pursue a career protecting it.
This stamp combination is the CHF May Stamp Of the Month set. The Proud Eagle and Freedom sentiment are available tomorrow over at CHF. The Thank You is part of the next Kim Hughes release next week.
I started this as a tag and it evolved into a card. I love how it turned out and plan on sending it to a friend's husband who is on deployment right now. She's home with the kiddos minding the home front while he is away.
Anyway, the eagle is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black onto Neenah Solar White and colored in with Copics: E37 and E53 for his body feathers, Y21 and YR21 for his beak, and a bit of shading with W1 on the white areas of his head. His eye is accented with a black Gelly Roll Glaze pen.
The rest of the card is pretty simple, the Lined Paper Backgrounder is stamped in Adirondack Denim, trimmed down, and mounted to the card front. A length of red striped ribbon by Bazzill is tied around where the lined paper meets the front. The scalloped, embossed image is accented with the Freedom sentiment, cut out star image, and attached with dimensional foam to the base. 2 additional stars and the thank you sentiment complete the card.
I challenge you to send a card to someone who is protecting our freedom, here or overseas, active duty or retired. It will make their day.
Supplies: Stamps: Proud Eagle and Freedom by Kim Hughes (May SOTM) for CHF, Lined Paper Backgrounder by CHF, Foursquare by Kim Hughes for CHF, Cardmaker Shapes by Mona Lisa for CHF, Making the Grade by Kim Hughes for CHF, Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Yellow Citrus, Adirondack Denim, Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Twilight Dark, Classic Red, Classic Yellow by Prism, Accessories: Copic Markers, Nestabilities Oval and Oval Scallop dies by Spellbinders, Staples, Black Gelly Roll Glaze Pen by Sakura, Dimensional foam