Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Card for a Hero


I love this retired stamped image from SU! that makes the greatest hero cards for OWH. I stamped the image in Versamark, then heat-embossed it with gold ep. I used some pale shades of blue and red Copic color on the flag, and left the rest of it uncolored. I used a crafter's workshop tiny dots stencil with some Antique Linen ink, masking the embossed image to keep it clean. I sponged the edges with more antique linen ink, and added some gold-embossed die cut letters, a hashtag, and a star. It's all done on a kraft card base.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

January ODBD challenge for OWH - make a Hero card for a hero.

Words2ScrapBy#13 - use a hashtag (you choose the word (s)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - It's a Guy Thing - create something for the men

I wish I could have taken a better photo, but this is the best I could come up with after many tries.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great week ahead!

Carol

13 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

This is a wonderful Any Hero card. I love that stenciling you did and your # and star are ideal. Just the partial coloring on this image is perfect. I think your photo came out just right. No problem at all seeing all the details. Have a fun day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great use of that Hashtag! Seems we are both working on some of the same techniques today. :)

jimlynn said...

It's perfect and pretty! Love the way you did the background stenciling on this too. Great for a guy and especially for OWH!
Lynn

Brenda said...

What an awesome card Carol!! Fun card for any of our Hero's! I love the stenciling, that looks so cool and I love that you embossed the image. I think I have this image, I need to look and then I will have to try embossing it! Hugs, Brenda

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous background with your stencil! The image is perfectly clean, great work!

Denise Price said...

Good idea to use muted colors for the flag--looks good with the gold.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This all came together nicely. Great job in the stenciled background. It is busy but doesn't overwhelm in its subtle color. Definitely heroic!

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Carol.

This is a gorgeous Any Hero card! Love your inking techniques.

Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By!

BobbisTreasure said...

#perfectforahero Nice job with the different techniques - subtle and effective!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is just stunning, Carol!

Jerrie said...

What an honor for all our service people who hold a special place in my heart. My son is an ex Army, 82nd Airborne. Your card says it all!

nwilliams6 said...

Love the gold embossing - adds some serious elegance to this. A well done and heartfelt card Carol. Hugz - extra ones!

jenn shurkus said...

awesome card! and so great you are sending it into OWH :) i'm a little late in my commenting but wanted to thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp