Patriotic Card for OWH Sketch #175

Patriotic Card for OWH Sketch 175

This patriotic and masculine card is based on OWH Sketch 175.  This is a special sketch because it was made in the memory of dedicated OWH contributor, Jane.

OWH Sketch 175

I was inspired by this sketch to try combining a sentiment from the new Hero Arts’ OWH Fundraiser stamp set with another Hero Arts’ OWH Fundraiser Stamp Set, Epic Love.

First, I started by stamping the jet and helicopter images in 1” squares.  I then embossed a small piece of kraft cardstock, inked it with some red ink (to  have some distressed red stripes to coordinate with the distressed star paper background), and cut out a 2” square to be the background for the 1” squares.  I also stamped and punched out some blue stars to add some extra detail.  And I loved how I could fit the punched star over the star in the sentiment to make a kind of “bullseye effect”!  I didn’t have enough matching brads to use on this card so I cut out holes instead and layered matching paper behind the punches.  (My Silhouette made sure the holes were all lined up).  I enjoyed making this card and hope the sender and recipient will like it as well!



Stamps: Helicopter, Jet, and Circled Star Clear Stamps (Hero Arts’ “Epic Love” Set), “Your Love is My Strength” Sentiment (Hero Arts’ Wood Block Stamp Set LP278)

Other: Crackled Stars Paper (Paper Studio), Kraft Cardstock (Paper Studio), Versafine Vintage Sepia Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Memento Ink in Lady Bug and Danube Blue (Tsukineko), A2 Stripes Embossing Folder (Paper Studio), Texture Boutique (Sissix), ½” circle punch (EK Success), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow Mono Multi)


June 6, 2013. Tags: , . Card.


  1. Cissy Murphy replied:

    I really like all the little details on the card and appreciate you sharing how you did it all. The idea of cutting/punching holes instead of using brads is great! Making your own “distressed” paper for the squares is another neat idea. Thanks!

  2. Linda L replied:

    Super nice card. Great use of those stamps. Tfs!!!

  3. Diane H replied:

    I love your patriotic card, especially the sentiment. It is very touching how much thought you put into this card

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