Monday, May 30, 2016

I Am Loved

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a card that reflects a bit of patriotic colors, summer flowers and the freedom that we have here in the United States.

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends".  John 15:13  NKJV

Today is Memorial Day here in the United States and may we never forget the men and women who laid down their lives to defend our country and the families that they left behind....we are free because they were faithful. 

This card was designed using Grunge Elements, Grunge Elements 2, I Am Loved and Prim Blessings clear stamp sets.

On a piece of white cardstock, I masked an area for the “stars” on my homemade flag and stamped the Grunge Elements 2 heart image with Versamark™ Ink and heat embossed wut white embossing powder.

After the powder cooled, I applied Ranger® Tim Holtz® Faded Denim Distress Ink and removed the mask. I re-masked the heart “star” area and stamped the strip image from Grunge Elements using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Fired Brick Distress Ink (overlapping the images in a row to create the stripes).

The background seemed a bit bright so I lightly applied Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink and a light layer of Gesso®.

I trimmed the panel and embossed it with a woodgrain embossing folder, added the knotted hemp twine and mounted it onto the black card base.

I stamped the sunflowers from Prim Blessings and used a water brush to watercolor the images with markers along with distress inks and finished off with a coat of Clear Wink of Stella®.

To finish off the card, I mounted the three sunflowers to the card front, added the fussy cut heat embossed image of the girl from I Am Loved with dimensional foam and the layered heat embossed sentiment from Prim Blessings.

I had fun creating this card and hope that you enjoyed it- hugs and have a blessed day!

1 comment:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what an amazing card, and I so agree with what your card reflects! And I so love Memorial Day as we reflect as a nation on all the lives that have been sacrificed for our freedom and liberty! I continue to pray for the many families left behind with the great loss. I absolutely love how you've made such an amazing "flag" and how you have the beautiful sunflowers with the praising girl raising her hands up high with joy! Yes, we have great faith, hope, and love because of Christ! This is such a work of art/heart, sweet friend, and thanks for sharing it today on this very special day! Big hugs! xoxo