Thursday, June 21, 2012

For The Love of Good Steward Hop!

 

 Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of ODBD Good Steward sets! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. All you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, July 4th at 6 pm EDT. Enjoy all the awesome inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Good Steward sets!  If you got here from Sabrina's Scrumptious Blog,  you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss any chances to win!

Now, here's my card:



For my sample I used Old Flag Background and I Pledge Allegiance.

 

 

I stamped the flag background with Archival on watercolor paper, and then water colored with Tim Holtz Markers.  Then I distressed the edges and sponged Distress Ink over the background (Antique Linen and Walnut Stain) on the edges.  I stamped the Pledge of Allegiance with Stazon on vellum, tore the vertical edges, and then sponged with Stazon inks (Mustard) all over the panel, and Timber Brown on the edges.  The base is SU! Night of Navy, and the red is a scrap which I ran through the CB with the CB Stars embossing folder, and again I distressed and inked the edges.  I added four grommets and twine to hold the vellum to the flag background, and the flag  is popped up on dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now from here, hop to Angie's Awesome Blog!

56 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, I love this!!! The way you created the vintage look with the vellum is very cool! Beautiful work as usual, darlin'!! Blessings, Angie

Deborah Saaranen said...

This is sooo special Grace! I love the colors toned down...such an antique feel, steeped in history...just like our country!

Teri said...

Love this card. Makes you proud of America just looking at it! :)

Saints Rule! said...

Oooohhh! Love the vellum Grace! What a wonderful vintage feel to this beauty! LOVE IT!!!!

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Grace! I love the vintage feel you achieved!

Clare said...

Your card is sooooo elegant! I love it! We don't hear the pledge enough, and I wish they'd put it back into the schools! Wonderful, wonderful, Grace!

I hope you're well! I'd love it if you'd visit my blog, if you haven't lately! Hugs!

Marsha said...

What a super idea, Grace. Love it. Going to have to try this sometime. Thanks.

Candy Meyers said...

This is such a neat card. I know I"ll use these stamps a lot. Thanks for sharing it. Great job.
Candy Meyers

Dawn said...

Fabulous Grace! Love the vellum overlay.. beautiful

Carol Drumwright said...

What a strong and colorful card! Perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday. Thanks!

Miriam Prantner said...

Just stunning. Makes me want to stand at attention. Love it!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow that is fantastic, love the coloring of the background and the pledge on the vellum that has been distressed is awesome!

Becky said...

What an awesome 4th of July card Grace! Gorgeous design.

PatsyB said...

OK, this may sound sappy but your card makes me want to belt out a chorus of "God Bless America"! I love anytime the flag is used on a card. I truly love this card and these stamps!!!!

Tami B. said...

WOW, to say I love this would be an understatement. You get a big fat A+ for this one.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

Queen Mary said...

Grace, this card is elegant, stunning, awe-inspiring. thank you.

Anonymous said...

Love the card. I love to use the flag stamp. I like the idea of using the pledge stamp on vellum.

Holly Paulson

Pati said...

Very cool layers & distressing, esp. with the vellum. Very nice.

Betty said...

Love your card! I would frame and display it proudly!!!

Tammy said...

GRACE!!!
WOWEEEE!!! this is anointed, strong, powerful, creative, awesome, beautiful.............LOVE this card---wow it makes me want to purchase this set right away:) thank you so very much for allowing our Lord to shine so brightly through your creations!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Grace, I am in awe of this stunning and oh so striking creation!! I LOVE the vellum over your beautiful flag background!! It makes such a huge statement!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace, this card speak louder than words! I love how your flag looks, I can never get it to like like that. What is your secret on making it look worn? I also love the Vellum overlay...gotta try that! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

This is so striking... and awe inspiring. Love the dimension, distressing, colors, vellum...all of it. Stunning, Grace!

Christine said...

The rich colors and the aged look of the vellum are just amazing. The embossed panel, cool grommets, and dimension add so much! Thanks for sharing.

Stella said...

This has got to be one of the most beautiful cards ever.

kathi17 said...

Oh Grace, this is beautiful. It looks like the whole card is made from tattered and worn cloth.

I really think that is one of the nicest cards I've ever seen. I can't even imagine what it must be like to design a card like that. It's absolutely perfect in every way.

Sue D said...

Awesome! I like how you stamped on vellum and colored the flag.

Kelley said...

So cool using the vellum!!! Totally awesome card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Grace!! I love the vellum and the background. Gorgeous work as always!!
hugs,
Chris

LaDawn said...

This is a great card. Love the flag and the pledge. Thanks

craftymom205 said...

Love this card. So awesome.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Diana said...

Another great use of vellum. I love the patrotic theme of this card.

Jan Marie said...

Great card, Grace!! Love the vellum overlay and the brads and twine tying it all together.. .it's very striking and very timely!! Beautiful work!! Hugs and blessings!

Jan Castle said...

Love the flag design and burned edges on the paper...perfect card!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

christi said...

this is the perfect card for this time of year! we need to reming the younger generations what this country is about! your card is heartwarming.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...Mary G.

Jean C said...

I love your card. It evokes patriotism and a great card to send to someone during this July 4th season.

Myamical said...

Beautiful card, especially for fourth of July time. Very grand.

Stella said...

Love, love, love this card. Such beautiful colors. You did a fantastic job on that flag.

Scrap-n-happy said...

Grace, your cards are always stunning! I love the good old red, white & blue & the pledge of allegiance stamp! The techniques you used for the coloring & distressing are wonderful and I really like the CB stars embossing too!

Rea' said...

Beautiful card love your layers and textures!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

This card is awe inspiring! Your creation is beautiful and to have the use of such fabulous stamps is a blessing. How I would love to have these.

Caitiumom said...

The grommets are a really nice touch, I also like and use my star folder a lot. It makes a great background.

Clickersister said...

Wonderful card! Looking at it, plus the music (You Raise Me Up) brought tears to my eyes!

Justavicki said...

Grace this is truly a gorgeous card. Love the way you have used and attached the vellum.. it is so challenging for some of us! Your card is truly inspiring and the aged look is perfect. Thankyou for giving us detailed info on your creations..really appreciate it! Blessings!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Proud of the red, white and blue, one of those people who cries during the National Anthem!! Lovely card.

Heather said...

Wow! What an eye-catcher! Love the sentiment stamped on the vellum overlay--such a great idea. and I was wondering where you got the flag "paper" until I read on further and saw it was a stamp! Might have to look into buying that one.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I am so proud to be an American and to grow up in an era where we could say the Pledge of Allegiance. God Bless America!!!

Margie F.

April Williams said...

Beautiful! I love the vellum and saying over the flag background. Great job!

Keri Brown said...

Gorgeous card...

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

I just love how you made this card! I especially love how you colored the vellum to look aged. You know the flag has a new meaning for me this past year...a deeper meaning. You always put so much into your cards...this is a great example!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Leanne said...

WOW! This looks fabulous.

BarbaraB said...

I love your patriotic card. Since I have these stamps I will CASE it!!

Robyn said...

Very, very, touching and beautiful, Grace.