Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Pledge Allegiance



Today, I have something to show using the new I Pledge Allegiance stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. The paper is an old, old K&Co pattern from my stash (I'm guessing at least 2-3 years old). I added the stitching, but otherwise, the paper came already blocked. I did some heavy distressing to the sentiment panel using a distressing tool and Ranger Distress Inks, including tearing some slits and roughing them up for an even more aged look. The little pieces of hardware on the sentiment panel are by 7 Gypsies, and are threaded with some natural colored burlap string. Some piercing and brads in the corners provide the finishing touch.

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Stamps: I Pledge Allegiance (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream, K&Co dp
Ink: Weathered Wood, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Ranger Distress inks
Accessories: 7 Gypsies paper fasteners, distressing tool, burlap string, foam adhesive, sewing machine, SU vintage brads
Size: 5 1/2" square

48 comments:

Millie said...

You are really good at placement and layering. I feel like sometimes my cards are too busy but yours seem to always be well designed! All your cards are beautiful!!

Gretchen said...

This is just beautiful Amy! I am so proud to be an American and I just love these sets and can't wait to get them. This is a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is AWESOME! I love that you added the stitching and all that heavy distressing is perfect! Gorgeous job my friend!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME papers and I love the threaded hinges.

ScrappyKy said...

Lovely! I love the distressing. It looks like Betsy Ross could have made it and you just found it in your attic! ;)

Shawn said...

Amy, this in unreal!! It should be framed in a shadow box. Seriously, a true piece of art!!! You always, always amaze me!!!

Wendy G said...

Amy, that is STUNNING! Wow!! All of your work is impressive, but this one is just amazing...

Chris said...

This is fantastic! It looks like it belongs in the National Archives! :)

Becky said...

This is so beautiful, awesome job.

Kelley said...

Oh, man, is that so cool and weathered! It looks sort of simple but than you notice all the extra touches! Awesome!

Joy said...

WOW!!!! Amy, this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Amy, this is wonderful!!!! Love the richness of the created weathered look. Beautifully done!!!

Judy Rozema said...

What a great looking card!!! I love the loops on the sides!

Gabriela said...

You'd think I'da learned by now to take a deep breath BEFORE opening your blog because your work takes my breath away every time. This patriotic card is fabulous. I love it through and through.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Wow!! Oh Wow!! Oh Wow!! Is this ever FANTASTIC!! Love your Flag squares in the bg!! And the distressing and sewing are fabulous!! LOVE how you used the 7 Gypsies fasteners too! Amy...you have more talent in your pinky than I could ever dream of having!! AWESOME!!

Debbie said...

WOW! This card gives me the same goose bumps as hearing patriotic songs such as God Bless America or Proud to be an American sung.

SMK said...

I love this card! Fantastic look, great papers (I have the stars and stripes from K&Co as well!), and lovin ODBD stamp! Great job :)

Angela said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, Fantastic...

Shannon said...

This card is incredible, I would absolutely frame this and put it on my desk. The main panel reminds me of the old parchment paper that the Declaration of Independence was printed on. I love all of your work, but I think this one has to be my absolute favorite.

texasjodylynn said...

GORGEOUS!

Kim said...

This is awesome, Amy!! That dp really rocks! Your distressing is superb!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Fabulous Amy!! I love the PP and the way you weathered the verse!

Anthonette said...

Very stunning card, Amy! I love your stitching and distressing. Good job!

June Houck said...

Gorgeous! That paper was waiting for you to make this card. Really stunning :)

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS CARD - Amy!!! I totally love this torn,weathered look of your card :)!!!

aimee said...

Beautiful!! This is a really nice stamp set, and the distressing on the sentiment is just perfect.

Barb said...

Amy, this card gives me goosebumps! It is beautiful and conveys so much patriotism. I just received all the new ODBD stamps and can't wait to use them. Your talent is such an inspiration!

Barb

nitestamper said...

this is such a wonderful patriotic card with a great distressed look!!!i Definitely HEART it.
tfs:)
chat

Anonymous said...

Your cards just amaze me!. You have so much talent. I don't know how can think of these great card layouts.
Kate

reeree62 said...

Amy, I just love this card!! Perfect!

Becky Jo said...

I see I'm not the only one who LOVES this card! You did a beautiful job. TFS Hugs!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely drop-dead GORGEOUS, girl! Everything you touch becomes a masterpiece...amazing!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is sooo awesome Amy...I made a vintage looking one also..now I dont want to post it! ha ha!!

dpkennedy said...

I-LOVE-THIS!!! Wow, your distressing is fantastic and I love the design! Gorgeous card!

Karen Giron said...

Wow Amy! This card is SO stunning - I love the rustic look of it.

Conniecrafter said...

so cool, love the distressing, the paper is perfect as well as the stitching, great distressing!

Janelle said...

Impeccable distressing. It is so real looking and with the lighting I just want to stare out it. Wow! Great work Amy.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!!!! What a STUNNING card Amy!!! The distressing is just perfect and gives it such a vintage feel. Love all the hardware and thread!!!

Sandy said...

You never cease to amaze me, Amy!! Wow!! I can always turn to you for a shot in the arm of inspiring mojo!

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AlienAnessa said...

Wow, got lots of comments with this one!!! This is fabulous, Amy!! All that distressing really paid off, it's gorgeous! =)

Kelly Lunceford said...

*gasp* this is gorgeous! I am in awe! TFS

Marsha said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

Julie Cluff said...

This is just stunning! Would love it framed to display!

Anonymous said...

That card is absolutely beautiful!
jmgeisler

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So beautiful!!! That distressing is just the perfect touch on this!!

Brooke S said...

Perfect as always! You never cease to amaze me...
You are my paper craft hero!
Hugs
Brooke

Lynn said...

This card is awesome. My son is in the Army. I have always loved Americana decor and patriotic items. Now, that my son is fighting in Afghanland as he calls it, the red, white, and blue have are all the more precious to me now. thank you for sharing the card with me!

Anonymous said...

This card takes my breath away. I'm ashamed to admit, but Color me green. I wish you had sent it to me...... :0)

I definitely would put it in a shadow box.

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