Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Inspired Stamps His Little Ones: boy soldier

Hi blog friends, I'm so excited about my card I have to share with you today!

This is an Inspired Stamps design team card, our assignment was to use one "His Little Ones" characters & one Scripture stamp.  

I decided I'd like to make a flip card (my name for it), started thinking about it and my card came together in my mind so I had to see if I could figure it out.  I saw this card on my friend Marilyn's blog and was intrigued.  

I started by printing the digital camo papers in the sizes I'd need.  The paper pack is from Sassy Designs and is a fairly large set.  (As I put the link in all their paper packs are on sale for $1.00)   I cut all my pieces and die cut the Sizzix Steampunk gears border die and figured out how to get my card to open and close.  Since I have this wonderful camo paper I cheated on coloring my little soldier and paper pieced his cap and uniform.  I colored him with Copic markers E81, E49, E47, E44, E31, E00, E000, E0000, R20, YG61.  I also made an envelope liner using my Papertrey Ink envelope liner die.

Here's where the second part of our assignment come into play, the Scripture verse, for that I used the Birthday set.

I'm really excited about my card, I love the way it turned out!  I'm going to write a note on the back and use it as an Any Hero card for Operation Write Home.  I hope who ever receives it gets as much enjoyment out of it as I have.

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Lisa Jane said...

oh wonderful little card - love the design an the little soldier is a cutie
Lisa x

Patti J said...

What a cute card! These images are totally stealing my heart! As mom to a military man, I'm really lovin' the soldier boys! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

No wonder you are excited about how it turned out, it is an awesome card!!!! Love that lil guy!The digital camo paper is wery cool, too!

ScrapinShana said...

You did it again! Wow, just fabulous!! I really envy your card making skills!! =)

Marilyn Webb said...

Oh Jan, this is amazing!!!! It turned out gorgeous, love that image and how you paper pieced him, and the brad for the opening is perfect. I think I need to C.A.S.E. yours now :)

Ellephantastic said...

Great layers!
Thank you for joining in our challenge this month.
Helen x

Paula S. said...

What a cool card design Jan! This is one I have never seen before, anywhere. Very creative and that little soldier is adorable too!

Jill said...

What a lot of layers perfect for our challenge! Thanks for playing at Ellephantastic this month and hope to see you next time. Jill

Paul said...

I love that idea - the way it flips is brilliant. Can't even imagine how to go about starting to make one of these though.

Nana Connie said...

Wow! Fabulous card. Love how you used the camo paper. I have to go get that!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Just fabulous! Love him in the camo paper, Jan! Id love to see a tutorial for this type of card...never seen it before!!

lynn said...

i just love your coloring of your little guy, jan!

Thistleblue said...

Hey there Jan, thanks for joining us at the Ellephantastic Challenge this month. Your card is fab, love the shape and the wee boy is the cutest!

Elle DT