Tuesday, June 25, 2013

All gave some, some gave ALL!

Hello sweet friends! Today, just in time for the 4th of July,   I'm sharing a tri-shutter card I made using this month's ODBD release Some Gave All, Home of the Free, and a past release, Old Flag Background.  I also used the ODBD Custom Bookmark dies and Bookmarks Eagles set.

ODBD stamps, Some Gave All, Home of the Free, Old Flag Background, Bookmarks Eagles, designed by Grace Nywening

I stamped the background three times, cut and colored the panels and adhered to my navy base.  I also used a Spellbinders Butterfly Corner die to cut my main image panel, which is colored with Copics. Additionally I used a couple SU! Punches, Spellbinders Grommet Tags as well as the ODBD Custom Elegant Ovals die for some of the elements.  The stars embossing folder and distressed stripes folder are CB.  I watercolored the old flag background with T Holtz Distress markers.  Everything is sponged with T Holtz Fired Brick ink.  A tiny ribbon and brad are the only embellishments, but the bookmark with America on it is removeable as a permanent reminder of the blessings we have enjoyed here in America... and these blessings came at a great price for many!  A special thank you to all who gave some, and especially to those who gave all for our freedom!

ODBD stamps, Some Gave All, Home of the Free, Old Flag Background, Bookmarks Eagles, designed by Grace Nywening


This week's Shining the Light Challenge on the ODBD blog is Red, White and Blue or Patriotic ... and you can express it any way you'd like!   Why don't you grab some red white and blue paper and ink and play along for a chance to win a prize!!!

Hugs & Blessings,


11 comments:

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cathymac said...

LOVE the patriotic theme, Grace...so appropriate as we approach the 4th of July! Your love for our country shines through every amazing detail! What a gorgeous patriotic tri-shutter project! Hugs!

scrappingnana said...

Oh my Grace. This is fabulous. Love how you used all the different sentiments and elements on your tri-shutter card. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Grace, this is a thing of beauty and such a beautiful tribute to all those who have served and sacrificed...and most of all that God shed His grace on us! I love it!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow, what a terrific use of all the stamps, amazing!

MaxineD said...

Great card Grace - love the way you have incorporated all the images.
Blessings
Maxine

Miranda said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

April said...

A wonderful masterpiece!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an absolutely stunning card Grace!! I so love your patriotic design and your combination and placement of stamps and images. Stunning!! Thanks for supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!! Grace this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! :)

Donna Mack said...

Absolutely beautiful work!!