Sunday, May 30, 2010

Heartfelt Creations - Celebrate Freedom Card

Good morning! I am enjoying the peacefulness of the early morning. I am the only one up in the house, there is a nice cool breeze coming in through the window and I am sipping on some coffee listening to the birds. It's wonderful!! By the way just in case you are wondering this is a scheduled post and by the time you read this it will be in the afternoon. The card I have to share with you today is in honor of Memorial Day.Celebrate Freedom!! Yes, we should celebrate and remember and be very thankful for those who have fought the great fight and gone before us and all of those continue to server our country.To start creating the card I stamped the Hero Background 1397G image from Heartfelt Creations several times onto a piece of white cardstock with Rich Cocoa ink and then I distressed the edges and inked the entire piece of cardstock with Antique Linen ink.Then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink.Next I used a dry scruffy brush and inked it up with the red, blue and vintage photo and dry brushed the color on (one color at a time). To change the color of the ribbon and give it more of an aged look I colored the ribbon with E31 Copic marker.I applied the background piece to a red mat and then I attached the ribbon using a E-Z Runner® (33') from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™.Next I made a star diecut using Stars Five S4-092 die template from Spellbinders™. I used the Reverse Stencil Technique (ink the inside of the die template) with blue ink and then I cut/embossed the shape. Before removing the paper I stamped the sentiment Celebrate Freedom using the Freedom Stars 1392C image from Heartfelt Creations with Rich Cocoa ink. Then I removed the paper, inked the edges with blue and then inked over the entire piece with Vintage Photo ink. I used a red Copic marker (R29) to color in the stars and then I added some sparkle using a clear Star Gelly Roll Glitter Pen from Sakura. I also used the Clear Star Glitter Pen on the stars on the ribbon.Here is a close-up of the star and ribbon.
I added three copper star brads in the upper corner.
Stamps~Heartfelt Creations-Hero Background 1397G, Freedom Stars 1392C
Paper~Prism-Dark Blue; The Paper Company-Red, White
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Lady Bug; Ranger-Distress Ink Antique Linen, Vintage Photo; Clearsnap-Corn Flower
Other~Spellbinders™-Wizard™, Stars Five S4-092; The Paper Studio-Patriotic Stars Ribbon; Copic Markers-R29, E31; Creative Impressions-Star Brads; Sakura-Clear Star Gelly Roll Glitter Pen; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™-E-Z Runner® (33'), 3D Foam Squares;My Stash-Distress Tool, Scruffy Paint Brush

A prayer for our troops~
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands and protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they preform for us in our time of need. Amen.


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!!

Hug & Smiles,


  1. Heidi, great card and thanks for the photo tutorial. Have a nice holiday!!!!

  2. Gorgeous Card! Love that you created a card for Memorial Day.

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