12 October 2008

So Far Away Camo

I have had in mind to try this new TJ technique (called Camouflage) with this new stamp set So Far Away from Firecracker Designs by Pamela (FDP).  I saw this stamp and just fell in love with it.  The set has some wonderful sentiments that allow you to tailor your card many different ways.  Pamela is a Junkie as well and offers a special discount to TJ members, so I jumped on the wagon and bought this set.  Thanks Pamela!
The easy part was doing the technique and embossing the soldier stamp on the c/s.  I decided to layer onto Basic Black and again on Chocolate Chip.  Then was stumped.  Then I decided to go with the flow of the stamped image and round the corners at the top and I put the brass brads at the bottom corners.  Then I was really stumped because it just didn't look finished.  I decided to add the brass eyelets and then leave it alone! 
I have a friend who's husband recently left for a six month deployment.  I think I'll send this to him.

Stamps: So Far Away (FCD); Ink: CRAFT Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip; Paper: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter; Accessories: bleach, Basic Black MARKER, CAD, 1/16th hole punch, brads, eyelets, Detail Black EP, heat gun, corner rounder (SU).