Friday, May 27, 2011

Honoring our Heroes

This week, our Mother Squirrel Nancy chose to challenge us with paper engineering. She picked a card called a Free-Standing Pop-Up card based upon a tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers. I chose to use a patriotic theme in honor of Memorial Day, or as we called it when I was young, Decoration Day.

All cardstock and embellishments are from my unmarked stash. The rubber stamps are from an old Stampin’ Up set which I had never used, if you can believe that. The eagle stamp was stamped using the Grungy Monday 08 technique of inking with dye inks followed by a spritz of Perfect Pearls spray before stamping. I am so pleased with the results.

Freestanding Pop Up

In addition to the Squirrely Challenge, I am also posting this at Simon Says Stamp to meet their challenge of using Stars and Stripes on your project. Thanks for looking.


  1. WOW that eagle looks so cool using this technique. What a striking card. Fantastic!

  2. Very, very cool Jen. Love the glitz too.

  3. Love the fabulous design, your bling is beautiful and that eagle is stunning and so brilliantly inked!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  4. Super nice card!! Way to rock the Squirrelly challenge!

  5. the bling really makes this pop! It's an outstanding and fitting tribute!