I made this card with a specific military family in mind. The soldier husband just returned home to his family after a very long absence while he was serving in Japan. The verse was set off by inking and a quartet of gold stars. The red, white and blue striped paper and red paper with stars are from the same digi set as the large star and the sentiment used on the front and inside. This fantastic patriotic set is from Deedee's Digis and is called Stitchy Stars.I covered the star with versamark and then a layer of UTEE. After heating with my heat gun, I repeated the process. It really makes a nice clear coat on top of the star. I really liked the subtle stars in the red patterned paper that came in the digi stamp set. However, I wanted the stars to stand out a little more so I used a versamarker and some clear embossing powder. It gave the extra pop I was wanting. A striped embossing folder was used on the navy background cardstock. It adds some great texture. Some inking, brads, faux stitching, pop dots and black rhinestones finish off the front.
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014 GMT Views: 1286