Friday, May 22, 2009

Blessed Nation Birthday Eagle


I made this card for my friend, Phil, who grew up in the mountains of Kentucky.....wow, talk about beautiful country there!!! Tom and I have spent time with Phil and his wife, Brenda, four-wheeling in the mountains and visiting with his family down there. What you hear about "southern folk" is true....as soon as you walk in the door, they want to feed you!!!!


I used four different challenges to make this card. The "Fun on Friday" Challenge over at Christian Papercrafts Magazine was to use a Patriotic theme for Memorial Day. Roxie's sketch challenge this week was awesome as usual. Julia's Ways To Use It Challenge was to repeat one stamp. Wendy's Limited Supply Challenge was to use circles on your card, plus use only one stamp set. I used "In God We Trust" from Our Daily Bread Designs. The eagle was stamped first, then after masking him, stamped In God We Trust for the background. I used the EK Success Alpine punch to line each panel for a more outdoorsy look. As far as the circles.....yes, I'm reaching a bit, but I punched circles before placing the brads, which are circles, and then paper piercing.....the holes are circles too, right? Oh yeah, the eagle was colored with a sponge dauber in So Saffron.

Thanks so much for looking! Have a blessed weekend!!!!

5 comments:

Sassy Scrapin' said...

This card is AWESOME! Love it! You could use this for Dad's day type design too! Love it! That punch tops this one off! TFS

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my goodness!! The trees with the eagle are FANTASTIC Angella!! I LOVE this card!! You are so creative, and your cards are always put together so meticulously!! GORGEOUS!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow!!!!! Awesome card!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*THUD* How on earth do you manage to create one perfect card after another??? Angie this is fantastic and love how you did your BG behind the eagle!!! Love all the punch work too!! Many thanks for the comment on my blog....feel like I've been through the wringer this week and it really cheered me up!! :)

Kelley said...

Really fantastic! love that punch!