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Friday, July 2, 2010

CCMC.....Stars & Stripes Forever




TGIF Peeps!!!!!

Today's patriotic themed card in my week long celebration is inspired by the challenge on Create with Connie & Mary. Of course their challenge fit my theme week perfectly, Fourth of July! I also used the color challenge from Stacey's Stamping Stage again.

I am not sure about this one, I don't do distressed well. I like clean and crisp. The base of the card is kraft, I mean Crumb Cake and I followed that up with a layer of real red. I embossed the real red with a star embossing folder, I then used my distressing tool all around the edges and then I just crumpled it all up. I then took a sponge with real red ink and sponged all over, this step is not really showing in the photo. I folded the corners and tore a few places on the edges.

The sentiment and the flag come from the Red, White & Blue jumbo wheel, I borrowed from a friend. She had bought this wheel and cut it all apart. I am soooo doing this myself. I stamped the flag image onto the crumb cake card stock and then distressed the edges. The flag was colored with my real red and night of navy marker. The sentiment is stamped with night of navy ink.

I added some vintage brads and some twill ribbon and a red button with a cotton thread bow.

Well, that is all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki

14 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, you did vintage VERY well girl! Love the look! Fabulous patriotic card again!!

Shelley Germann said...

I think it looks great! The distressing goes really well with the flag and Kraft (now Crumb Cake!) That embossing folder is fab! I guess I will have to break down and buy it! Thanks for enabling me!

Amanda Kowalker said...

Oh wow Vicki! I really love this card. It's definitely my favorite of all the patriotic cards I've seen this week. You did do distressed well! lol! ;)And I really like the color combo. TFS!

Deb said...

I love the vintage look of this card! Thanks for sharing this great idea!!

Rochelle said...

I like it Vicki! I think you did distressed well!

Stacey Schafer said...

fantastic use of distressing, Vicki! It took me some time to catch on to this technique, but now I LOVE it and find myself using it frequently.

thanks for playing along with us this week at the Curtain Call!

Jenn in GA said...

don't second guess yourself; this is great! i especially like the flag on the crumb cake card stock!

Diane Gilbert said...

Vicki this is fabulous! Love the distressing and the crinkled look! Great card!!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh so patriotic! Love the distressing and embossing of your red paper! :)

Lisa said...

I love this card! Very cool!

Lois said...

Love this!!! You distress very good. I love it all around.

Tricia said...

Great Americana design and I love the way you distressed the flag. Thanks for the tip about the jumbo wheel. I am going to try it.
Tricia Butts, Northglenn (Denver)CO
http://www.triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com

Rhonda Langley said...

Great vintage americana look! All of your Patriotic cards are wonderful!

artisticavenger said...

I love your layout on this - great job!