Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our Daily Bread Designs Patriotic Card

I joined Lori's sketch challenge swap over on SCS--you can read about it HERE. I decided to do Sketch # 26, a pocket card. I love these--it's like "Hey, kids, surprise inside!" Since the 4th of July is a little over a month away, I decided to use my new ODBD patriotic stamps. I just couldn't resist them. I am very patriotic--I love my country and think it is the best in the world! All products are SU except for flag, eagle, and Pledge stamps, those are all ODBD. I stamped the flag on confetti tan (SU retired--I am running out, need to find a new source as I like it better than kraft) in Palette Burnt Umber ink and colored with my good ol' Stampin Pastels. They are the first coloring medium I ever bought from SU, and they are so quick and easy to use, they are good for shading. I don't use them much anymore as my ink pads are right in front of me so I just watercolor most of the time. But I should! You can use them with blender pens or Q-tips (as I did here), and I have heard of people using them with Aqua Painters, though I have never tried it. Eagle head is done the same way.

Card base is Riding Hood Red, wheeled with a retired SU wheel in Night of Navy ink. Focal point is Spellbinders (Label 2 I think), layered on Night of Navy. Flag and Eagle are popped up on foam tape. For the inside piece I took a quarter sheet of confetti tan and put my die on one end, just cut the end, then moved it down to the other end and cut that, then freehand cut down the sides to connect the top and bottom. I made a mask with the next size down die and sponged a navy frame around the Pledge, added a punched star and a piece of Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (retired).

This is a side view to show how I made the pocket. I didn't do it the way Sketch # 26 suggests but rather just scored a piece of 4.25" x 11" CS at 5.5" and 1", folded over the 1" flap and tied it with a Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon. It is open at the sides but you could use adhesive if you wanted. By the way that's ink on my thumbnail, NOT dirt!
I am really pleased with the way this turned out. I've got lots of ideas for these sets! Hope you enjoyed looking!


Wanda. said...

WOW, great card!!! TFS

Jen said...

SweeEEEt! I love this card...crossing my fingers that Lori sends me one..=).

Banu said...

Oh WOWOWOW... These cards have come out so well Amy. Love it. Craftmanship at its best I would say. Amy, when you have some time, can you do a tutorial on Pastels....It would be nice to see how you used them. As Jen says, I hope I can get one of this card as well.

Sara Paschal said...

I love this card, great job. These are some wonderful images.

Chris said...

what a super card!! i love the nestie label in the pocket!