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Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Card for our troops

Since it is Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to make a Patriotic card today. I found the layout for this card on Unscripted Sketches. It's sketch #55. I think it still needs something, but I was trying to stick to the sketch. Maybe a "God Bless" or "Land of the Free" I will have to check my stash and see what I can find. The "USA" was cut on my favorite electric die cutting machine. The design on the USA is using Stampin' Up's new jumbo roller "Red, White & Blue". The red background was done by ripping up small pieces of cardstock, distressing the edges, and sticking them down and then use Modge Podge on top. (Faux torn Mosiac) After it was dry I didn't like the gloss it had to it (since the rest of the card is matte) so I sanded it down a bit. When I did that it made some of the little air bubbles visible. But actually I think it was pretty cool! The close up shows the pieces, but the air bubbles aren't very visible.
Don't forget to thank a Veteran, and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that the USA may be free!


Claire said...

this is a very cool looking card, Gina!

helloholley said...

I love it...the USA looks great!!!;)