This project uses a couple of new items including this beautiful passage on the Defining Force stamp set. I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch navy card stock base. The flag is the new USA Flag die cut in white, red and blue card stock and pieced together to make this AMAZING base. Can you see the stitching? This die is SUPER detailed! I reminds me of a lovingly pieced quilt. I used ODBD's Double Stitched Rectangles Die (for the red card stock sentiment base) and Rectangles Die (white sentiment panel). I stamped the sentiment in red ink. I just LOVE this sentiment!
I have a deep respect for our military. My husband served in the army. My father served in Korea as part of the Marine Corps. I also had 3 uncles who served in WW2 (one was missing in action for several months). One other uncle served in Korea. Three of my great-uncles also served in WWI. My husband had a great uncle who gave the ultimate sacrifice in WWII. A love for and respect of the military runs deep in our family. It humbles me to think my savior laid down His life willingly for me. How blessed we are!
And isn't this the most AMAZING die? I can't wait to show you some of the other projects I created with this die. Let's just say this set is so versatile! So are you ready to add these items to your stash? Veteran's Day will be upon us shortly and these items would work perfectly to say a special thank you to your favorite veteran! I love anything patriotic, so I am tickled to have these items to create the perfect card!
And if you would like to add a few of the items you see today to your stash be sure to check out the end of today's post. Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for comment on the Design Team cards! You have until September 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd. Be sure to check back there to see if you won! A complete list for the hop will be at the end! But did I mention, I have 2 MORE projects to share?
And this lovely distressed card features the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad and Let Freedom Ring stamp set. I chose a couple of distressed prints from this set for my striped base and star banner. The paper pad set has beautiful coordinating solids as well. In this card, both the sentiment mat (burgundy) and stitched star (navy and burgundy papers) can be found in this paper pad. I chose to stamp the sentiment in a rich navy ink and added a bit of baker's twine (tan and white) to each end of my banner. I also used a few old favorites from my stash including Circles Die, Double Stitched Circles Die, Pennant Swag Die, Sparkling Stars Die and Double Stitched Stars Die.
Here is the closer look at the new Let Freedom Ring stamp set. I can't wait to use this with the new USA Flag Die. The verse from the Star Spangled Banner will be perfect paired with it!
One word of note... on my second card, I did cut the designer paper (red and white stripes) and combine two pieces to get one sheet that would cover this card. I strategically covered the seam with the matted blue star paper! I hate to waste any paper! It is too valuable!
And speaking of valuable paper, here is the lovely paper pad I pulled DP from. You will also see this used on my final card shown below. I actually took a few pieces from the collection and cut them in such a way to create a cohesive design in the paper. I wanted it to mimic something similar to a patriotic wave of sorts in the background. So I cut two pieces carefully so as to get as close as possible to that goal. I really like how it turned out too. The design is a bit different. Keep in mind this is not a fancy fold that ODBD has but rest assured there are two beautiful new card base sets for you to choose from this month with coordinating matting. You will love them!
This card features the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad, Justice For All stamp set and USA stamp. I stamped the USA stamp image on white card stock with navy and red ink. After drying, I fussy cut the image and used it across the bridge of this card with a few red, blue and gold die cut stars. The sentiment (stamped in navy ink) can be found in the Justice for All stamp set. I mentioned the DP earlier, but it is important to note, the red and navy solids you see used here also came from the Stars and Stripes Paper Pad. I love the fact that coordinating solids are included in the set. It makes it super easy to match up your papers!
And here are the stamps you see used on this project. Be sure to play along with this month's blog hop because as noted earlier in the post, you could win a chance for an ODBD Gift Certificate. Maybe you could add a few of these items you your stash? And as for the other items used on this card... Ovals Die (sentiment mat); Pierced Ovals Die (sentiment panel) and Sparkling Stars Die (stars).
If you get lost along today's hop be sure to start back at the ODBD Blog. My design team sisters have some beautiful projects to share.
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Have a wonderful day!