Sunday, May 17, 2020

Let Freedom Ring.......

Hello everyone: It's my ever-present hope that you and your families are doing well, staying healthy and safe.  We are doing fine up here, my family and I are still in lockdown, venturing out only for groceries, wearing our masks and gloves, this makes me think of how free we felt before this pandemic started, now, even a trip to the store is a worrisome task.
This card needs no sentiment, I believe the images speak for themselves.

The Flag is from Our Daily Bread and it's called Old Flag, the image of the line of Soldiers is from Deep Red Stamps and it's called Band of Soldiers.
The Flag was stamped on Strathmore Bristol paper with gray Stazon ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils, the Soldiers were stamp on the same paper with Versafine black ink, clear heat embossed and fussy cut.

Here's the INSIDE.

The sentiment was stamped with a very old alphabet set, the letters are kind of wonky looking and hard to keep from toppling over either side, if it wasn't for the MISTI stamping the letters would have been even harder.
The little Flag waving little girl is from an old Flourishes set called "Patriotism on Parade" (2009)

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

I was inspired by the Flags and colors to create
my Shabby and Vintage card.

Thank you for visiting.
Stay safe and healthy.


Patti Willey said...

Awesome! Love it! I have trouble inking my stamp your Stazon Gray looks great! Love the inside layer what a great patriotic card! God Bless!

Sonny P. said...

Wowzer! This is a great card ! I love the flag !

Hilda Burton said...

Love this card, Maria. So patriotic and perfect for upcoming Memorial Day and/or 4th of July. Be well. Enjoy your day!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is fabulous! You did an awesome job with that background AND fussy-cutting those soldiers! Great card inside and out! Happy that you shared it with us at The Card Concept!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, this is amazing, Maria!! Very moving.

Mary Fish said...

a salute to creativity!

Esther Asbury said...

Awesome card, and I love how you finished the inside too!! Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept this week!

Donna said...

WOW!!! This is just so beautiful!
I love the big bold flag and the row of soldiers at the bottom.
Very nicely done!!

Julie Gearinger said...

What a powerful card! Love the flag background as well as the image of the soldiers- perfect for our challenge along with Memorial Day! So glad that you joined us at The Card Concept and hope you are able to play along with us again soon!

Kampin' Karen said...

Maria, you created a card that shouts freedom. Congrats on your card being picked as one of the winners. Very deserving!