Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Land of the Free

Oh what fun the Summer Mini Catalog continues to be.  Last night, I sat down to make another Christmas card but came across the Land of the Free stamp set from the Summer Mini.  Coming from a die hard patriotic family, this single stamp speaks volumes.  It is also a tribute to my oldest brother, Larry, who gave the ultimate sacrifice when his country sent him to Vietnam.  He walked, talked and breathed Marine!  He was proud to be an American, he was proud to be a Marine and he was proud to serve his country.  Big brother, you are missed even after all these years.  Semper Fi.

Okay, on to this great little clean and simple card.  The card base is Real Red.  Next I added a layer of Night of Navy with a strip of 1-1/4" Not Quite Navy Grosgrain Ribbon.  Be sure to attach the ribbon before attaching the Night of Navy card stock to the Real Red.  I took two pieces of Whisper White card stock and, with VersaMark, stamped the image on both pieces.  After using White Stampin' Emboss Powder, I used the Real Red Classic Stamp Pad and brayered it over the embossing then, wiped it off to let the white show through.  I did the same with the other piece of Whisper White but used the Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad.  I attached the red piece to the ribbon.  I cut the stars out and, using Stampin' Dimensionals, I attached it over the red layer.  I like the way the stars and stripes pop with the embossing powder.

Red, White & Blue

Stamp Set:  Land of the Free; Inks:  Real Red, Night of Navy; Card Stock:  Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Accessories:  1-1/4" Not Quite Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Brayer

And there you have another Summer Mini Stamp Set creation.  The catalog has many great sets.  August 31st is the last day you can order from the Summer Mini Catalog.

Blessings from Marsha

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