Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Oxford Impressions Abraham Lincoln Set

I've finally gotten to do a little stamping, with some wonderful new sets from Oxford Impressions!  Once I started creating with this set, I saw lots of possibilities - not just projects related to the 16th president of the United States.  The set has some wonderful, inspiring quotes from President Lincoln himself.  My first card could be for a new graduate (my original idea for it), but could also be sent for a Support Our Troops mission, where every job counts.  Once I started down that road, I came up with another card with a military feel.....

For this one, I used Distress Ink Markers to ink up the flag, then stamped it onto a piece of plastic first, then rubbed the wet image onto the background cardstock - giving it an ethereal effect. The other flag is stamped normally, using Distress Markers to ink it up.  Hopefully an encouraging message for our troops.

I'll have a few samples from the same set tomorrow, and you won't believe how different they are! ;)  Can you tell I'm having fun?

8 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful cards, love the reflection of the flag image on the second one.

Netty said...

Loving both your patriotic cards Jean, x

Linda R said...

What great images. And your cards look amazing. So glad to see you here in Blogland.

Hugs~

Lori said...

Wow, these are stunning! Love them all!

Brenda Brown said...

Love both of these and the reverse stamping of the flag looks great.
Hope you are having a great week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful cards, Jean! Love the strong sentiments/quotes and the way you've done the RW&B in softer tones.

Debbie Scriven said...

Such lovely cards and I the sentiments are simple but elegant.

lynne said...

You are definitely having fun, I can tell and I am having fun alongside you as it is a fabulous set of stamps, as you say, there is versatility for their use.
Stunning cards Jean.
Wishes
Lynne