I had a hard time with this card and I'm not sure why. I took forever getting started on it, and after I did things just kept going wrong. We all have those days, I know, but they are a pain in the tush. The most disturbing thing was discovering that my I-Rock is broken :( I will be replacing that thing asap if I can't figure out a way to fix it (it's not the batteries). I use it too much not to have one. Enough lamenting, on to the card.....!
This card is for the Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky. The theme was "Freedom isn't Free". (Part of the reason I was having a problem is that I don't have any Cricut Cartridges that have a military theme.) I hopped around to some of the other entrants for inspiration and got some ideas. I picked up some A2 cards on clearance at Michael's last week that came with the edges already pinked on the white layer so I used one of those. (I like the way it looked but the ribbon didn't like it so much, it didn't want to lay flat.) The colored paper is all Making Memories. The boy was cut at 2" from the A Child's Year cartridge. I used my Spellbinders scalloped circle for the circle shapes. The little gold stars are from Walmart (also clearance - I'm a sucker, can you tell?). I don't remember who the ribbon is by and I think it's on a plain white spool, not helpful. The stamp is from the K Andrew Designs Splashtastic Summer set. I find more things to use that set on, it's pretty amazing! The white paper has a texture to it and the stamp worked great. I used Memento ink in tuxedo black. I did use a sketch from Pagemaps for inspiration, I think I forgot to mention that earlier.