14 May 2008

Distressed Knight

I recently received some blog candy! Woo-hoo! Lisa was celebrating and I was able to join in and win this sheet from Artistic Outpost!

Well, I just received this sheet and needed a Thank You card. Since I really wanted to use this new rubber and I just love this image I picked it first. Then I decided to use TechnoStamper's Sketch Challenge #17 . I also thought this image would compliment the TJ Distressed Edges Technique.

I wanted to add some hardware, but with the size of the knight layer, it just didn't seem to fit very well.

Of course I didn't realize until after I scanned it that the sentiment was crooked! *sigh* At least I realized it before I sent it off to a wonderful woman who has been leading a couple of the coffee groups that I participate in. (Coffee groups are groups within a specific military organization. I attend both the J3 Spouses and Army Spouses Coffee Groups.) It may seem strange to view this as a Thank You card, but keeping in mind that it is going to a very special military spouse (and Veteran herself) it just seemed fitting.

Stamps: My Knight (AO); Ink: StazOn Black, various Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old World Mat Stack (DCWV); Accessories: Cut N Dry (Ranger), Oval Punches (SU), Distress Tool (SU), Stampin' Dimensionals (under sentiment).