Monday, June 27, 2011

PPA99 and Land of the Free

The Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week is stars. "Use one star or a whole galaxy of them as the element of style on your card!" I took this as an opportunity to make a patriotic card, which I will send to an unknown service member through Operation Write Home.  To learn more about Operation Write Home, click here.

To make the star images in the background, I used my Big Shot and the Stars Die #2 to create a stencil out of scrap paper. I then sponged through the stencil with a Stampin' Sponge and Crumb Cake ink.  For the Land of the Free image, I covered the stars with a piece of tape before I inked my stamp on a Cherry Cobbler ink pad. I removed the tape and colored the stars with a Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write marker.

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp sets: Land of the Free, All Holidays (retiring July 1)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper: Neutrals Stack
Ink pads: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Not Quite Navy
Tools: Big Shot, Stars die #2, stampin sponge
Accessories: Neutrals Brads, Linen Thread

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Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous - love the more subtle look of the colors you chose! Just beautiful!

Pam~ said...

This will sure bring a smile to someone's face! An incredibly beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

Jodi said...

Love your card! Also, thanks for the techniques tips of making a stencil for the stars & putting tape over part of the stamp before inking. Really appreciate that since I'm new to stamping & am always looking for new ideas for using more than 1 color for a stamp. I know the serviceman who receives your card will really appreciate it.

Margaret said...

Love your star background and the vintage feel of this card!