Wednesday, June 26

Patriotic Stripes (and stars): Simon Says and Camp Scrap challenges

Simon Says Stamp and Show has a challenge this week to use stripes. Since next week is the 4th of July, and I had some great patriotic themed paper from Authentique, and Stamp Camp is coming up, this was the perfect blend for working with stripes!
I started off by embossing a 4 with my new Tim Holtz Alterations folder, then sanding over the four to make it stand out, then distressed the edges. Funny story...I thought I was purchasing the die to cut out the numbers, and when I opened the package, I was a little disappointed, but what the heck! I tried it out, and it's actually pretty cool. They are ATC size, so that is whirling some gears in my brain.
Keeping things simple, I went for three blocks of color in the red, white and blue. The left side kind of reminds me of a firecracker. A little ink around the edges, a bit of frayed Eclectic Element fabric, and almost done. Honestly, I am finding myself being pretty miserly with my fabric pieces...I just don't want to use it up :)
Once I stamped the word "Liberty" (Art Impressions) across the card, and added a little stamped element (stamp by Heather) to the envelope, the card is ready for a patriotic celebration of stripes and stars!

Also, now that I am finally finished with the school year, I have time to play at camp - Camp Scrap that is! My card fits the first week project of "finish with a stamp" because that is just what I did!


  1. Maura...your patriotic card is really pretty! I love the embossed "4" and how you've accented the edges of it on the red paper. That looks really cool! I also love your other Authentic papers that you've used on this...very Fourth of July festive! :) The design is really nice, too. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. Maura, Can't wait to see this one in person!! Love it!!

  3. Hi, Maura, this is such a gorgeous card with beautiful stripes and stars. I love the pretty embossing and great colors, too. Thank you so mush for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week.

  4. This IS a great design! And I don't blame you for being miserly with your fabric. Turns out you've used a perfect amount - looks wonderful.

  5. Great card Maura! Love all the elements. You have to make sure the people you give your precious fabric to are "fabric worthy" !!! [remember Seinfeld?]

  6. I'm still envious of all your fabric lucky girl! It's gorgeous here too! Love your embossed 4! The stars and stripes are WONDERFUL!!! A gorgeous patriotic make for sure! Thanks for showing us your stripes this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  7. That is funny! I love how you did the sanding and I think it worked out great!!!


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