Sunday, January 19, 2014

COURAGE ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to another Monday Montage blog hop!  Be sure to make your way through all ten won't want to miss one single project from this awesome group!
We all have battles that we have to fight at times in our life...some are easy wins, and some you have to fight for.  My family fought some battles this week and one word that kept popping into my head was COURAGE.  If you can find the courage to take that step on to the battlefield and fight for your life, the rest will fall into place.  I took this word and decided to create with it.  This card isn't anything over-the-top amazing, but it is made with more love than I can ever express for a man I love with all of my dad.  My dad found his courage to fight a battle this week and my heart swells with pride.
The chalkboard panel was created in MDS, using a couple of the stamps from the Words of Courage stamp brush set.  The other words were simply typed up in different fonts that I have downloaded.  
I imported the COURAGE stamp into my e-cutter and cut it out three times then layered each letter to create a 3-D effect. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Off the Grid, Gorgeous Grunge, Words of Courage(MDS)
Other Supplies ~ Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Black Embossing Powder, Silhouette e-cutter
Many of us often joke about how stamping is cheaper than therapy...and it is!  Creating this card helped me through the week and helped me express my feelings when the words wouldn't come out in conversation.
Next up in the hop is Cathy and I promise her post will WOW you once again.  Or if you prefer to hop backwards, you can head on back to the amazing creation by Amy ...she inspires me each and every week!  Either way, just make sure you make the whole loop and don't miss any of us.  And don't forget to leave us some love on our blogs...we love hearing from you!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!


  1. You are AMAZING, Bree!!! This is a beautiful card, made all the more special because you made it with so much love in it!! I'm sure it brought MUCH strength to your dad ... love you, friend!

  2. This is just awesome! Love how you layered the letters! Prayers for your dad and family!

  3. I'm sorry to hear your Dad had a battle this week. This is one amazing card! I am so impressed with your MDS and e-cutter skills.

  4. What a special card Bree! I love the layered Courage! It really adds a special touch! I need to get myself a Cameo! I think your card is perfect and I'm sure your Dad appreciated it! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. This card is inspiring. Thank you for sharing the story behind it. I love the 3D Courage, and I love the embossed Silver Foil sheet. You rocked this!

  6. Your incredible card shall surely give you Dad added strength to meet his battle. Thank you for sharing!