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Stars and Stripes

>> Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!!

This is one of those cards that wasn't planned, but just kinda fell together. I was originally trying to make some stripes using our Open Plaid stamp (P631) and I was going to add our In God We Trust in between the lines. It sounded like a good idea, but just didn't work. As I kept playing and trying different things to make it work, I eventually picked up our Flower and Vine Card Edger (P227) and stamped it using red ink and colored in the open leaves with a red marker.

Once I had the red "stripes" the rest fell into place. Cutting the paper to follow the curve of the stripes really made the flag stand out, and wanting something different for the stars I used our Interlocking Star Background (H819) and stamped it using silver ink and embossing powder on dark blue paper and then colored in the stars using a silver paint pen. I cut the sides straight but followed the curve of the vines for the top and bottom. I attached it all onto a folded blue card and stamped our In God We Trust (B282) in the bottom right corner.

Thanks so much for spending part of your Memorial Day with us!





10 comments:

Diane S said...

What a great idea!!! can't wait to give it a try.

1CardCreator said...

Great idea! Looks perfect! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Cathy Indelicato said...

Very clever and creative Sue...hope your summer is off to a great start. Hoping I can come in and see you soon too.

Bridgitte said...

love this going to make one for a family member who served in WWII

Cheryl Walker said...

Super sweet card! Love how you made the flag!!!

Hope you are having a Happy Memorial Day!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Jennifer E. said...

Another great and clever idea! Sue your on a card making roll! Keep up the good work!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is awesome, Sue! Love your very creative flag.

Teela said...

This is such a clever take on the traditional stars and stripes and I really like it!

Anne said...

I love the stripes - very creative and a nice change to the usual. Great card.

Diana M said...

Great cards, but I love the birthday test. Your old either way....lol

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