Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sketching with a Digital Image

Today's card was made for the Stars and Stamps mid-week throwdown to use a digital image, and I've also used the SCS 374 sketch. I found this awesome free digi image from freevintagedigistamps.com and instantly knew I could use this to make some "Any Hero" cards for OWH. I printed the image on crumb cake cardstock and only colored the metals, buttons and pins on the collar and hat with glitter pens. I matted the image with some artichoke-colored green card stock and sanded all the edges, and embossed the cream-colored background with a Sizzix ef, then cut it into squares. I added some mini brads to the corners and a couple mini star brads to the sentiment panel. The sentiment is from MFP. I'll be making more hero cards with this fantastic digi image and trying it in different colors.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Carol

19 comments:

cindyann said...

This is so simple and perfect to send to one of our brave heroes!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh wow... I recognize SCS's sketch right away, I saved it to my desktop this a.m. :) Carol you did a beautiful job with your Any Hero card, all I can say is wow!

I haven't been to the OWH challenge in several hours but I know your card is there, lol - so thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home today too :)

airbornewife said...

Oh Carol.. this is a great card. I seen that digi the other day and saved it myself, but haven't used it yet.. I also saved that sketch and haven't done anything with it either.. haha. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of art. ~ Pam

Sandy said...

This is a great card Carol! I think you are right, the image can work for any hero card. The embossing looks great. Definitely a great masculine card!

Donna Hanley said...

Fabulous Card. What a fabulous image. Love your little stars and brads also. The little bit of color in the image is just perfect.

jimlynn said...

Super fantastic! Love that embossing folder you used on here too. Perfect card for OWH!
Lynn

Linda said...

Totally rocks! TFS!!!

Spyder said...

ohoo I should draw a soldier, shouldn't I, lovely card...but, I'd never get the shoes right!! You wouldn't believe how many times little Dotty Daisy bear's shoes where rubbed out!!
(Lyn)

Lee Mae said...

Excellent card, I love the sketch and the way the image looks printed on the crumb cake cardstock. The colors really stand out.

JD said...

This is a great image, you did a great job with the image, and the sketch for the challenge! Way to go!

Benzi said...

Perfect image for your OWH cards. I think the glitter pens were all that was needed. Great job, Carol.

Sharon said...

I love the vintage look of your card. What great use of layering!

Paula S. said...

Great masculine card! I love how it looks printed on the kraft with just a few color highlights. Terrific work!

Wendy said...

Wonderful card, Carol! Love it! :)

America said...

Terrific image and fab take on sketch. Great military tribute card Carol. TFS links.

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Carol this is Fabulous! Love the Wonderful image and our Terrific Layout! Love the embossing too! Just A Wonderful card Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

Great card!

Thanks for the tips about the free digis -- and making faux ribbons.

Cherie said...

Great Any Hero card! I like how you just colored a few little things.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderfully masculine AND with a military theme