Hi Crafty Friends,
It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lynn McAuley our challenge hostess for the month is continuing to issue the challenges.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - In the United States, January 9 is a day set aside to celebrate police officers by thanking them for their public service and showing them support. For our challenge this week we are to create a card celebrating police officers.
I didn't really have anything suitable for this theme, but I was lucky that one of my local shops was placing an order with Taylored Expressions and as I knew they had a Police Car die set and a coordinating stamp set, I asked them to order these two sets for me. Talk about quick ... I ordered on the Friday and on the Monday my retailer told me she had received it! Now remember I live in Australia and Taylored Expressions is in the USA so that is super quick! Anyway it worked for me, cause it meant I could pick it up at a craft show I was going to at the end of that week.
I decided to create a U Fold or Bridge Card for my card today. To create the U Fold Card, I started with a piece of white cardstock that measures 8 inches x 4 3/4 inches. I then scored along the 8 inch side at 1 1/4 inches and 2 1/2 inches on each side. I then used Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass & Broken China to create my sky background.
I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Village Edges die set to create my houses. I used the dies to die cut cardstock from brown and green cardstock for each of the edges. I then trimmed off the houses from the green pieces and adhered them to the bottom of the brown houses. I added a road to the front panel, for my police car to be adhered too.
For the very back, I used Lawn Fawns Cloudy Hillside Pop-up Add On to create the grassy hills. As I had already assembled my card and added all the houses, I had to create slits and careful piece the hills together. If I made this card again, it would be easier to add this background before adding everything else.
I added the second Village Edge to the middle section of the card and also added a few trees from Lawn Fawn's Shadow Box die set randomly on the card.
I added the sun to the top right of the centre panel.
To finish the card I stamped the "Wee-Ooh" sentiment twice onto clouds and added them to both side panels.
For the back panel I added a road and grass and then added another of the sentiments from the stamp set.
Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:
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