A Patriotic Tribute on the Fourth of July

 *** Happy Fourth of July *** to all Americans enjoying this special day Celebrating Our Nation's Independence Birthday with your friends, family and loved ones!  :)

This Patriotic scene seems so touching and meaningful with this sentiment. The grungy card was created to pay tribute to all those who serve our great country on this special American Holiday!  I've used the amazing ODBD Military themed stamp set "Not Forgotten" that I've had my eye on for a long time and was over the moon when Kelly at ODBD sent it out to me.  Can't thank you enough Kelley! I so LOVE it and will be putting it to good use. Especially in our Military community where we are also an active duty ARMY family.  :)
 same card, different angle and lighting...
Lots of sponging and distressing in Reds, Blues and Brown Ink tones went into this card for the grungy masculine look!  The Star is multi-layered for dimension. The image was stamped four times in 4 different colors (Navy Blue, Rich Red, Chocolate Brown and Ranger Green), then cut out and reconstructed to create this colored soldier scene. The star panel die from Frantic Stamper is awesome as it also gives you the cut out stars (that Ive also used here as my star embellishment).  I love how sponging in different inks gave this star panel its multi-colored edges. Silver Brads finish off the look here.  What do you think?
Stamps: ODBD - Not Forgotten
Paper: ODBD Patriotic Collection, Red CS, White CS, Blue CS
Size: 7.5 x 4.5
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Various Marvy Matchables, Stampin' Up!
Accessories: ODBD Sunburst Custom Die, Frantic Stamper Star Panel Die, Creative Expressions Pierced Flag Dies by Sue Wilson, Silver Star Brads
Techniques: Sponging, Distressing, Paper Tole, Layering

Here are pics and links to the products used...
ODBD Stamp, Custom Die and Patriotic Paper 
https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/sunburst-background-csbd99.html https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/patriotic-collection-6x6-paper-pad.html

Creative Expressions dies by Sue Wilson
(Perfect for holding all your sentiments) and one that can be found/purchased at;
Festive Collection    

And this fabulous Frantic Stamper's 
Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Star Card panel
FUN DIES, heh?  Hope you'll give these a try! The possibilities here are endless!
I'd also like to enter this card into the following PATRIOTIC challenges:
Bloggers Challenge - Wave The Flag
Brown Sugar - 153 - Red, White and Blue

CCEE Stampers -  Celebrate the Fourth
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 94 - Seeing Red
Color My Heart - Outdoor Denim, Ruby, Kraft, Colonial White
Crafty Creations - 292 Red, White and/or Blue
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - 233 Red, White & Blue
Die Cut Divas - Summer & Patriotism
Dies R Us Challenge - 28 Stars and Stripes
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - Red, White, Blue + use something old /new

(mine is the silver old star brads, and my new CE/SW cutting dies)
 STAMPlorations Challenge Blog - July Stamps & Distressing
The East Wind Challenge - 34  Patriotic - use your Country colours
Don't forget to enter the current House-Mouse Challenge over at HMFMC.
 The theme is Congratulations, but we always have an ANYTHING GOES option too!  THIS WEEK, we have 4, yes, four, amazing prizes up for grabs that could be YOURS!  So be sure to stop by to Check us out and enter a project HERE soon as this challenge ends tonight at Midnight!
I cant wait to see what adorable takes you will come up with! 
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a safe and FUN Fourth of July!


  1. This is just awesome America! Love all the layers and you've put so much thought into the detail ... great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘STARS & STRIPES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Wow, this is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!


    Beautiful card full of gratitude and emotion.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. Thanks for including our CCEE challenge among all the ones this card participated in. It is a gorgeous tribute to those who have paid the highest price for our freedoms. Thanks for the peek at the new sets and dies at ODBD.

  5. Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  6. Great project! I love your layered card!!! It's all so perfect!
    Thank you for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge!
    Hope to see you soon again...

  7. Such an awesome creation! Thank you so much, America, for sharing this remarkable design with the CCEE Stampers this week! What a treat for us!

  8. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!! Thanks for linking up to Frosted Designs!

  9. Beautiful! So much detail ~ just wonderful. Thank you for playing along this week with Color My Heart.

  10. Awesome!!! Beautiful creation! I love everything about it and it was well done. Hope to see more of your creations here. Thanks for joining the Brown Sugar Challenge.


  11. Such a pretty patriotic card! Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  12. WOW what an awesome creation, fabulous layout and overall look :) :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight. Big hugs, Mimi xxx

  13. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  14. Your card is beautiful, touching and very patriotic. Thanks for joining our challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  15. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  16. wow this is gorgeous! Love the patriotic theme

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  17. Wonderful card. Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs.


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