Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments #72: Stars and Stripes

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you! I'm excited to share the new, weekly challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. After taking a week off, I am really excited to be back. This week we are celebrating the "Stars & Stripes",  to get ready for the upcoming July 4th holiday. We hope you will join us! 
I don't typically make cards for July 4th, but I ALWAYS need cards for our military friends. I used the Land of the Free stamp from the SU! Summer Mini catalog for this one. I wanted to keep it simple and still showcase the theme. I stamped the main image and the star accents (from the NEW Pennant Parade stamp set) in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 

I used Brushed Gold card stock to compliment the embossing. For the panel behind the main image, I made some "stripes" using my score board and a bone folder, every 1/4 inch. Initially, I used a Paper Crimper, but liked this result better. 
Finally, here is a quick shot of the inside of the card. I will add a sentiment when the occasion presents itself (although, I am hoping that it will be used for a well-deserved promotion that will be announced later this week)
We hope you will play along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Please hop on over to the site and see what the rest of the lovely ladies on the DT have created for your inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day today! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Land of the Free (Summer Mini catty)  and Pennant Parade (New 2011-2012 catty)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Versamark ink
Accessories: Gold Embossing powder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Ittty Bitty Punch pack, 3/4" Circle punch, Star punch, 1" Circle punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Heat Tool, Bone Folder and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! accessories: scoring board


  1. what a lovely cards you made the last few days, havent been here for a while cause blogger was giving me a hard time to get on your blog .Love Peet

  2. Gorgeous card. I love the way you interpreted the layout. Love it!

  3. Great card, love how you used the scor board to get the lines. The brushed gold paper is a wonderful accent, love it all.

  4. This is just a sensational card! LOVE IT! Great design and really like that image too.

  5. Wow - what a beautiful patriotic card!!!! I've got two birthdays that come up at 4th of July, so this would be a great layout!!!


  6. I love the Brushed Gold as an accent. I was thinking I need to use it more in projects after incorporating it this week. All the colors work really well together, and the inside is just as cute.

  7. Love this card!! You hit another winner!!
    Smiles, Laura

  8. This is awesome!!! I absolutely love it. Hugs,

  9. Everyone loves a beautiful patriotic card ... and this is definitely one! The gold is the perfect touch for this card!

  10. Love this card! I still need to order that stamp...not enough patriotic stuff in my stash. I really like how you laid this out

  11. Great card & the inside is lovely as always! Love the layout too...very nice work my friend!!!

  12. Gorgeous card, inside and out! I love the design and texture.


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Anne Marie