Today is the first day we are allowed to start sharing July's new releases. I am absolutely (oh so absolutely) in love with the stamp set I'm going to share with you today. I've previously mentioned my Dad being one of the original Darby's Rangers from WWII. So I love anything patriotic.
This new set is called Liberty and is going to cost you $7.99 for a set of 14 stamps!
When I saw the Sketch Challenge 182 over on SplitcoastStampers I knew I had to use this stamp set. From there the card evolved on it's own and I LOVE how it turned out.
What do you think?
The green cardstock is from Close To My Heart and has a white core. So I sanded the cardstock to distress it. I sponged all the tan pieces to age them a bit. Then for the main image I used the "cracked glass" technique. It's the first time I've done this technique but I knew this image would look great with it...and it does! Basically you take an embossing ink pad and ink up the whole piece of cardstock...then add clear embossing powder (if you have the Ultra Thick Embossing Powder it works better...but you can do multiple layers of regular embossing powder if that is what you own). Heat the whole piece with your heat gun till it melts. Repeat layers if necessary. Mine is a coarser version of the fine embossing powder but not quite as thick as UTE so I did two layers. Then I stuck the image in the freezer for a few minutes. When I pulled it out I was able to bend the paper and "crack" the glass. Then to continue with the distressing I sponged brown ink onto the "glass" to emphasize the crack.
In addition to the two stamps you see on this card (the main image and the word "Hero" - this set also includes an image of the Liberty Bell, a circle of little stars, three different size stars, and the following word phrases "your", "my", "Thank You", "for fighting for our freedom", "sacrifice", "for", and "LIBERTY and justice for all".
Hope everyone enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it! Also, others from the Design Team will begin posting to their blogs today as well...so go check out their blogs (links to their blogs are posted on the right side of my blog). Tell them Jane sent you!