Some much needed time in the studio this weekend was had and I wanted to share the results. One of the cards I will be entering into the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge 2 as well. Just love creating with Tim's Distress Paints- so versatile and love using them for backgrounds as a resist. Each card has a similar stamped background- but each a little different in some way. One was also embossed after with the embossing folder to get a raised background. Just love the way the flag turned out using the Distress Glitter. On the Liberty card- I used my Sizzix eclips and the Stamp 2 cut to cut the shadow as well as the pieces for a "popped" look of Lady Liberty. These cards were so much fun to make! On the third card, I stamped the blueprint star stamp and used pewter Perfect Pearls to give it a sparkle and add dimension to the background.