Deployment Card

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A friend of mine asked me to make her a deployment card.  At first I thought this was going to be a real challenge, but the more I thought about it I had a few idea running through my head and little by little I was able to come up with something I really liked.  I wanted to use red, white, and blue, but at the same time I didn't want it to look like it was for a patriotic holiday.

I forgot I even had this stamp set, but I'm sure glad I kept it.  I love the images in this set!  I colored the image using my SU markers and then I stamped it onto my card stock.  Then I cut out the image using my labels collection dies.  My image is layered onto another labels collection cut out that I dry embossed using my snow burst embossing folder.  I sort of thought this embossing folder might pass for small stars, I think it worked.

I decided to make a small medallion for an embellishment.  I cut 2 strips of 1"x6" designer series paper, scored them every 1/4" and folded them back and forth and then gluing them together to form a circle/medallion.  I used my glue gun to hold it together.  Then I used my large and small star punches to punch out some stars and I put a small silver brad through the center and then placed that on top of my medallion.  My medallion is placed onto my card using my glue gun.

The script background part of my card is computer generated.  I wanted to use the words from 'God Bless America' so I decided to print out the words using script writing and medium brown ink and then I printed it out on my computer.  I added some sponging all along the edges and it is darker at the edges and lighter towards the center.  I wanted to give it a distressed look.

The other embellishments on my card are a few more punched out stars, scallop border using real red card stock, and a ribbon knot with a button tied with twine.  There are dimensionals under the crumb cake designer series paper and underneath the left side of my main image panel- I did this to help keep my image level since the dsp has dimensionals under it.  Below is a close up side view of my card.  I hope you liked my card!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

*card #73 out of 100 cards in 100 days goal

Stamps:  Liberty for All
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, White, DSP- 6"x6" Patterns Pack (Retired)
Ink:  None
Supplies:  Ribbon, Twine, Button, Simply Score Tool, Glue Gun, Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, Silver Mini Brads, SU Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool- for holes for brads, Scallop Border Punch, Sponges, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Label Collections Framelits, SU Markers- Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Dimensionals
Technique: Sponging, Distressing, Dry Embossing, Paper Folding (paper medallion)

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Athina said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the dimension and the tan instead of white! Great job!

Kristina said...

Very pretty Patty!