Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My country...

First of all: IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK! I made two cards today! Even though you can barely walk through my house due to all the boxes, I went into my hardly unpacked stamp area and rummaged around until I found enough stuff to make cards! Yea!!

Secondly, Please forgive the terrible photography! I usually rely on my photo editing software pretty heavily, otherwise my pictures look like this!! Our home computer is not hooked up yet, so I am in DH's classroom using a school computer. We won't have Internet at home for THREE weeks! They are putting in a new system, and refuse to hook anyone new up at this time. I guess next time, I'll do all my editing at home, then put my pix on a flash drive and come over here. I did a watermark on my trial photo, but couldn't get it to work on this photo. Odd...

Anyhow, this is one of Artistic Outpost's newest sets! It's called Hero, and there are several patriotic stamps, this 3x5 flag image is the largest. I enjoy working with this set. It reminds me of how fortunate I am to be an American. We have so much to be thankful for.

This is a big card, 5x7. Did you know that you can mail a 5x7 with ONE first class stamp? The envy fits into the little chart at the PO, I know, I checked!

I stamped the main image in Tim Holtz Fired Brick, and inked the edges. I have a bunch of vintage file dividers, and this is one of them. They are twice as thick as the ones we use now, and they have a large metal eyelet at the bottom. I love them, it's recycling at it's best! The flower is my new SU! punch from Carolina!! I won her blog candy-doesn't she rawk? If you haven't seen her work, check it out, you're in for a real treat!

The rest of the card stock is SU! Brocade Blue and Night of Navy. The plaid DP is Basic Gray Archaic. I sprayed the whole thing with Antique Brass GM, which looks really wonderful on NofN-I will try to remember that when I make Christmas cards. I probably haven't used NofN in over a year, I'm just not drawn to it anymore;it's not brown, you know! The gems are Darice, and the stars are Colorbok. I used Karen Foster Snap Stamps to stamp FREE on the flower. Everything is up on foam tape.

6 comments:

Veronica said...

hey you glad you are back and Thank you for getting me on bombshells blog list. I know it was you wink
as for the wax...lol hey at my age I just shave my legs when it is time to braid them. hahahaha

so glad you are back. woo hoo

toners said...

Welcome back!! Gorgeous card - great stamp :)

Lauren said...

This is so patriotic. Perfect for the season - great job!

a message from gillyflower said...

nice to see you back
very patriotic
great card well done on rooting out enough stuff to make a card nothing will stop us crafters will it
gill

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Good to see you back! Lovely card.. really liking the gems and the stars.

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Love it! Welcome to Vintage papier!
~Hugs
Ann-Denise