I needed a masculine congrats card for a friend that is getting promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (Army.) Congrats JEP! I was inspired by Julie's card.
I used the Ink Wash technique (from Technique Junkies) using Close to Cocoa ink pad, then brushing Chocolate Chip marker around the edges. I used some silver and gold ink sponged onto the ballet blue base card. I used shimmery white c/s for the eagle base, (you can kind of see the sparkles.) The blue on the white is stippled. I disstressed the edges of the shimmery white and it really caught the ballet blue that I stippled on. All products are Stampin’ Up!