Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Inspired Stamps Patriotic Card

Hope Everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend filled with fireworks and cookouts.  I know our weekend was great.

This weeks theme for the Inspired Stamps Design Team is Patriotic.  I created a card I plan on sending to my favorite active Marine, Tyler.  This week with the holiday weekend the Inspired Stamps Design Team day snuck up on me, so I didn't have as much time to play with it as I normally do.  So this card is relatively simple in design, (I ain't quite satisfied with it and I might just have to go back and redo it later, I am my worst critic).

For this card I used the His Little Ones - Soldier With Flag, I love this little guy, he is so cute and adorable, not to mention really fun to play with.  On my card I paper pieced the soldier, taking time to cut out each individual piece from colored cardstock, and then placed on the card using foam tape. For the background I used a homemade version of glimmer mist, one in a blue shade and another clear version.  I took chipboard stars and placed them on my background cardstock and then sprayed over them with the blue glimmer mist, and on the cranberry I repeated the above step and sprayed it with the clear glimmer mist.  This added a little sparkle to my background paper.  The "Hi" Sentiment is from More Perfect Sentiments.  The star is a chipboard piece inked blue then sprayed with the blue glimmer mist to give it the sparkle.  In Real life this card has a really pretty glimmer to it, but the picture doesn't do it justice. 

This is a close up of the soldier and glimmer background.
 For more Inspired Stamps inspiration please visit my fellow Design Team members blogs listed on in the left side bar of my blog.  Thanks and I hope you enjoyed my card, until next week May God Bless you all.


Materials Used:  Inspired Stamps - His Little Ones: Soldier with Flag, and More Perfect Sentiments
CTMH products: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate and Olive Cardstock, Cranberry, Black, Pacifica, Outdoor Denim, and Cocoa Inks, Pacific Re-inker, Pearl Paint, Holiday Red  and Star Spangled Blue CTMH Markers, Hunter Green Zig Writer marker, Clear Detail Embossing Powder on eyes & Flag, Star Chipboard Dimensional Element, a little red chalk for color in his cheeks 


  1. Your card is so cute. the background is a great touch.

  2. its adorable, jen--love the misting:)