Friday, July 2, 2010

BLOGGERS CHALLENGE - PATRIOTIC

Hello and Happy Fourth of July (even if today is July 2!!!) Today is Bloggers Challenge Day and our challenge is to create something PATRIOTIC. 

I thought the FAUX STAINED GLASS technique, (instructions are available in the June/ July 2010 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter) would be fun to create on this Patriotic card!

The paper I used is from the PAPER TEMPTRESS. WOW! It is so beautiful. I included a few different pictures, so you can see the SHIMMER.  I used the Cryogen White Iridescent cardstock and the Vintage Silver Lustre Text. Even with the embossing, stamps and colored markers, the beauty of the paper shines through!






Now what could be more Patriotic than to pay tribute to those who serve the United States of America by protecting our freedom? I often take it for granted and do not thank those who serve in our military often enough... So to those families who sacrifice their time with their loved ones, to those men and women who serve in the military - THANK YOU FOR SACRIFICING FOR OUR FREEDOM! GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD SPEED!!!

Here is some more information about my project...
Stamps: SO FAR AWAY available at FIRECRACKER DESIGNS BY PAMELA (this is one of my FAVORITE images!!! LOVE IT!)
Accessories: Technique Junkie Newsletter, Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Copics, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Have a safe and wonderful weekend! Thank you for stopping by!


Chrissy D

26 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card, the stained glass tech is perfect for this image.

GCgirl said...

Love the stained glass technique, the focal image and the color coordinating dew drops...great card!!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful cards, love the stained glass look of them!

Connie Babbert said...

Great cards...love the stained glass look on the background with the stars!

Ida said...

Wonderful cards. Love the Stained Glass look. Happy 4th!

BarbaraW said...

Great take on this technique. Love your cards.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a sensational card Chrissy! I love that stained glass technique! Beautifully done! Happy 4th of July! :D

Danni said...

Wonderful cards!

Lisa Bohler said...

Gorgeous!!! That is such a beautiful tribute to those who protect our freedom!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- love the technique, love the paper and love the stamps you used!!! Wonderful card! Have a great 4th Chris

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is fabulous artwork! Beautifully created.

Lisa said...

Love the background technique. Great card!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Chris these are absolutely fabulous!!

Nikki Bond said...

These are fantastic! Happy 4th! {sMILES}

Terry said...

Love what you did with the faux stained glass technique! Wonderful card for the 4th! Have a great one!

Connie Paxman said...

Chris you really aced this challenge...that technique is difficult for me...and the stamp was a perfect touch to the background.
connie paxman

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are beautiful, Chris...such awesome designs with the patriotic colors and that super cool stained glass technique!!!!

theneon said...

Great job! Happy Fourth!

Linda Monroe said...

Great technique. This came out really nice.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great cards, luv the tech done patriotic!

Barbara said...

This is just wonderful! Love, love, love that stained glass background technique. This is a fabulous card!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Very cool!1 I love the faux stained glass technique that you used!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a cool look and great card!! Love how it looks like stained glass!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous stained glass and patriotic cards Chrissy!! Beautiful!

Lori said...

What a fabulous technique! Love how you used it for your patriotic card.

tonistamps said...

Very nice! The stained glass and dew drops go so well on this card Chris!