These cards both feature the set The Free and the Brave. I am so glad that this set is not on the retired list. I just got it and want to be able to play with it a little more before having to pass it on. After assembling the cards I still thought they were lacking in something. Then I remembered I had a small container of chipboard stars with me so I dug them out in a hurry. To my dismay all the stars were either black, brown or white. The white ones were great but I was hoping to add more to the card so....I just used my stampin' write markers and colored the backside and Viola! I had chipboard stars in any color I needed.
This picture shows a side view and lets you see how much depth and dimension they can add to a simple card. If I had my dazzling diamonds with me I probably would have added some sparkle to them. Oh well there is always next time as I plan to make a bunch of these up.
Stamp set: The Free and the Brave
Ink: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue
Card stock: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, WW
Other: Stampin' Write Markers, chipboard stars