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Friday, July 4, 2014

Old Glory American Flag hand-stamped card

Happy 4th of July!  Today is a day about celebrating our freedom and those who paid for it with their lives.  At my recent trip to Big Bear, when shopping I found this vintage, 'tea stained' flag that was for sale.  I drooled but the price was too much (sigh).  Coming home, I created a similar, darker colored flag with a vintage vibe hand-stamped card. 
Create this card with:
Chalk Lines (Photopolymer 135005)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Cherry Cobbler card stock (119685)
Cherry Cobbler ink pad (126966)
Night of Navy ink pad (126970)
Silver Glimmer Paper (RETIRED*)
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)
SNAIL (Simple Neat Affordable In-Line) adhesive (104332)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (104430)
Color Coach (133718)
 
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Using the Chalk Lines stamp set to create this card is super easy!! Pairing the Cherry Cobbler with the Night of Navy thanks to the Color Coach for a beautiful look.  Stamping the Night of Navy portion first, cleaning it and then the Cherry Cobbler for this vintage flag look.
 
*The Photopolymer stamps do have three quick tips... (1) They are the 'vampire' of stamps - lol.  They can change color if they are exposed to sunlight for long periods of time - they need to be used and put away.  This said, I can stamp for a long period of time and it won't change color.  (2) They can tear - they are a thinner material than the rubber of our clear mount and wood mount stamps.  Caution when removing and using... (3) Clean these babies.... they can stain.  So I like to clean them quickly after using them as the Photopolymer can stain.  The Stampin Scrub (126200) and the Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394/101022).
 
Punching these stars using the Silver Glimmer Paper (RETIRED*) and the Itty Bitty Accessory Punch Star for a pretty circle/vintage flag look.  Raise them us using the 'side' of the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (cut into smaller pieces with the Paper Snips) for an addition of depth. 
 
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No matter how you celebrate this 4th of July - may it bring to mind the freedoms, sacrifices and blessings we have here in the U.S.A.  I love finding inspiration all around - this is a great alternative to the stunning but very costly flag we saw in Big Bear.  Create and celebrate life with a lovely hand-stamped card and bless someone by giving it!
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