Monday, September 7, 2009

Thankful for Stars & Stripes

Popped in to check on the Our Creative Corner weekly challenge. The challenge is to create a card using stars and stripes. Since I’m still in a “Thankful Series” mode for friend Mary Lee I decided to not go with the first thing that comes to mind with ‘stars and stripes’ – USA patriotic. I went with striped background paper, a thank you stamp that happens to include a star, and a few punch stars.

This is the result:
~Base card – white PaperTrey cardstock
~Stripe design paper is from DaisyD
~Sentiment was stamped with Stazon Teal Blue on white mulberry paper
~The sentiment "Thanks a Million" by stampcraft (purchased at Wal-Mart)
~I cut the mulberry into a rough circle shape and did the mulberry paper thing - soaked the edges, waited a couple seconds and then frayed the circular edge
~The mulberry circle was then attached to layer of teal cardstock on a layer of dark brown cardstock. I roughed up the edges of the two layers of cardstock. Then – tried something different…I smeared the Versamark pad over the top of the three layers and added Tsukinek Turquoise embossing powder and heat embossed the entire sentiment rectangle. The mulberry paper looks rather filmy and shiny.
~Three Fiskar punched stars with edges colored with Copic markers.
You can get up close with the card by clicking on image.
All good wishes,


  1. I love this - great stars and stripes! I have that paper and it's so gorgeous. :) You did a fantastic job on the challenge - thanks for playing!

  2. Nancy - your card is absolutely beautiful!!! Love this clean look!!! Perfect take on the OCCC!!! Thank you playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. Oh, I love the Mulberry paper with the sentiment stamped on it! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

  4. Love your card. That paper is fantastic - perfect for this time of year. Your card has such nice clean lines and those nice big, bold stars are wonderful. I've been seeing a lot of mulberry paper lately. You make me want to dig down to the bottom of my stash and see what I can do with it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC this week!

  5. I like the writing as much as I like the cards. I'm not a cardmaker but love looking at them. Gail

  6. What a terrific card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!


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