Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Stampin' Up! Loyal and True

Thank you for stopping by today. It's been awhile since I have made a card for a military person and that's the mood I was in.

I had my Waterfront stamp set out to make the card my friend, Mary, had made the other night on her Facebook live. However, I was crunched for time and had to make a more simple card. This is what I came up with...
Why did I make all circles you ask? (Well, maybe you didn't, but let's pretend!) ... because I saw this challenge this morning...Tuesday Morning Sketch #443.

The circles did not start out to be the front of my card...this did...


I created it for the Tuesday Throwdown #382 "Real Life Hero" challenge. SUO Challenge 195: A Favorite Sentiment! was also on my list for a sentiment. The "humble and dedicated" is my favorite from the Loyal & True set. Every set I own has a favorite but we're limited to one, not close to 200! I have got to clean out my stamp sets...but I digress!!

Let's get back to the card front, shall we? My card base is Night of Navy. I scored it every half inch on my Simply Scored board. I thought it would give the illusion of stripes. I adhered a Real Red mat to it with Tombow glue. To that, I adhered a Pacific Point mat with Dimensionals.

I stamped the "you are my hero" four times in Real Red, Rose Red, Night of Navy and Pacific Point on a piece of Whisper White scrap. I also stamped the "Loyal and True" on a piece of scrap in Cherry Cobbler. I die cut all the circles using the Layering Circles Framelits. I adhered them to the card front following the sketch pretty closely.

Since I had my Waterfront stamp set out and I had just watched Tami White make a card using the set, I decided to use her for inspiration with the illusion of a flag. That is such a versatile set and it was the first time I inked it up. I used Pacific Point and Real Red inks for that. I stamped the silhouette and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black. My original mat had been larger because it was supposed to be the front so I cut it down. I placed it higher on the Whisper White mat because I want to write something at the bottom.

If you have questions about the measurements or how you can purchase the products I used, just let me know as I don't have time today to list everything. 

Hope you'll come back tomorrow...maybe I will have made Mary's card :-)






13 comments:

  1. What a great card Karen! Love the design and the colors are perfect! :)

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  2. What a beautiful card, and it fits in perfectly with our Real Life Heros theme this week. Fantastic design, both on the front and inside of the card. So happy you shared this with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Terri and for leaving such a nice comment.

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  3. This is a GREAT card. I especially like the inside. Who knew you could use the Waterfront set like that! Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Right...who knew...Tami White did...LOL!

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  4. You rocked our challenge AND the others too. You have so many great elements going on I love it. Thanks so much for creating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week :)

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    1. Thank you, Patti for stopping by and leaving such a great comment on behalf of TMS.

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  5. What a wonderful card for a hero!! It's perfect inside and out!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  6. Super nice card! I really like both images. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

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  7. What a wonderful patriotic card...love how you did the flag background! Great saying in that set, too! Thanks for playing along with the "favorite greeting" challenge this time on SUO Challenges!

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  8. Both cards are fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  9. Awesome work!! That patriotic card is the bomb!! Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenge!

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