Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day wishes

I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends and remembering those who sacrificed that we might enjoy the freedoms that we have. I was inspired to make a card for today and I pondered the idea for some time before coming up with this. I incorporated a fun technique that we learned at our last SU stampin' class which was to make a "quilt" by punching squares and adhering them to CS, then cutting it out with the Top Note Sizzix die. With this idea I had to improvise because I wanted to add the words in the corners. That was a bit tricky so if I do another like this I'll go about it differently. At any rate, I got it to work. The star squares are from the "Try It" sheet from PTI in their DP section. They were too small for my punch so I had to print it out, scan it, enlarge the sheet and then print it again. Then they were just right. The eagle and sentiment are from Our Daily Bread Designs called "In God We Trust". I experimented with a technique using VersaMark and ink/markers, but I forgot the step of "blotting" it before re-applying the VersaMark. I still was pleased with it overall. I designed the sentiment in Adobe Photoshop and printed it out on the CS before adhering the main design. I think I will frame it somehow and display it since we usually have people over for a cook-out. Stay safe and enjoy your day and as always, thank you so much for stopping by my little "korner."