Hello Monday, my friends! Welcome to our STARS AND STRIPES challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! With the Fourth of July coming up here in the USA, I thought I would make a card to celebrate freedom.
We've had a great month with our guest designer, Jess, who has such a wonderful talent in mixed media! I have really enjoyed her projects, as I am sure you have. Jess, it's been great pleasure working with you.
UPDATE: I am thrilled to have my Stars and Stripes chosen as a Favorite of the Week July 6 at Splitcoast Stampers!!
STARS and STRIPES
I started by cutting a sheet of yardstick into a 5.5 inch square card, and then stamped my images on the leftover strip. I also cut squares out of the Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper (I think I have found a new favorite steampunk source!)
I swiped distress oxides in red first on the craft sheet, spritzed it with water and laid the paper down on it. I repeated this with the blues.
I laid my pieces out onto the chocolate card stock square, and popped up the stars and USA.
Next, I added in stripes of white with stencil and white paint, using a cosmetic sponge. Then, I decided on my gear placement.
Then, I decided to have some fun with embossing powders and laid down a couple of layers of Vintage Beeswax. Note - this is a great way to create an encaustic look without the mess of wax. I heated the beeswax up and sprinkled some Boho Paprika onto it and melted that in across the card.
There you have it, my steampunk style Stars and Stripes card. I hope I've inspired you to join us in this fun challenge! One lucky participant, drawn at random, will win a $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!
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Be sure to check out all the creative inspiration this week from the design team!