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

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

  3. 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.

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