Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Soldier


Here's my card for the Simon Says Stamp "Make your own Background" challenge. I used a retired SU! image, stamping on some rustic cream cardstock and coloring with Copics. The kraft panel was first stamped with a background stamp in basic grey. I didn't like how it turned out, so I decided to emboss it with a SU! square lattice ef. I still wasn't happy with the look so I embossed the flip side with a Darice bricked wall ef, and finally I had something I liked. I sponged it with sand beige ink and randomly used an antique linen distress marker to age it a little bit more. I matted with some navy card stock, and this will go to one of our heroes in my next box going to OWH.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

16 comments:

Lin said...

Way to keep at it until you got what you wanted, Carol! This image is so inspiring perfect for OWH! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

Desire Fourie said...

Carol this is a wonderful masculine design. Love the texture in the background.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

merrymstamper said...

Wonderful card for today! Thanks for sharing this! The card makes a strong statement and beautifully coloured!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This card makes such a dramatic statement on this sad, but memorable day. That background looks great Carol. Way to make it work.

scrappymo! said...

Your perseverance paid off as the background looks fabulous!

Great card, Carol.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the different styles of embossing on top of each other. It makes for an interesting background. It is a very nice card and appropriate for Patriot Day.

Jean Straw said...

A great image and lovely textured background.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Well, the final result was great! You're sounding like me making a card now! LOL! I love the background you ended up with and of course that awesome image! Perfect.
Lynn

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, you keep preserving and it paid off! I love this card-especially since it is 9/11 today. I know one our of Hero's will love it too. Hugs, Brenda

Cathy said...

Your background looks amazing Carol, perfect for the image, great card, Cathy x

Benzi said...

Third time is a charm....wow!I love this patriotic card and what you achieved with that panel. Awesome! It's a good day to see a soldier.

Linda said...

Awesome card! Love that image and the background!

JD/ Jill said...

Great card, Carol! In every way, so appropriate for today! Wonderful masculine card...Awesome way to do the background!

nwilliams6 said...

Perfect card for the occasion. Love the bg and the image is so heroic. Well done! Hugz!

MaryH said...

A perfect card to commemorate this day. Beautiful coloring and loved the textured background too. TFS

Jessi Fogan said...

Definitely worth persevering! This is perfectly masculine and elegant, and I love it!