Stars and Stripes

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Have you see the Graphic Greetings line of stamps at Taylored Expressions? I love chalkboard/subway art style stamps, and Taylor has come up with some great ones. I think she may have one for just about every holiday! Independence Day is not a holiday that I would necessarily send out cards for, but I would definitely write a note to someone inside this card. Actually, I'm thinking it would be pretty cool to have a set of blank notecards designed around each of the holidays. Hmmm...maybe that should be my next card set. :-)
The design is another Viva la Verve sketch (my last one for this month's challenge--WooHoo! I got them all done!), and the paper is from Bo Bunny's Anthem Collection. The patterns mix really well. I used a retired Verve stamp set called Super Dad for the blue stars behind the Patriotic Graphic Greetings stamp, which is embossed in Red Tinsel--very glittery IRL. After die cutting some stars, I ran them through my Xyron then coated them in a coppery glitter. I love that they look so much like brown sugar. ;`) I left the inside completely clean--room for a nice, long personal note.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve May 2014 Week 3 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #160: Make it Manly


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Heather said...

A stunning card Cheryl, a wonderful design and great papers. Such great stamping an gorgeous elements!!

Thanks so much for joining with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Rosie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!! This is absolutely spectacular Cheryl!! Thank you for playing in our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Rosie

Colette said...

Fabulous, love all the details, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Make it Manly challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all of the layers on this patriotic card, Cheryl!

Katie Sims said...

This is beautiful Cheryl...that is an amazing stamp! I can totally see you doing a whole set of note cards for all of the holidays...but, you may need to make a bigger box for this set! :) Hmmmm, another project? I am sure it will be spectacular!

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic patriotic card, love the vintage feel it has!!

Leslie Miller said...

Love the Americana look of this! What could be more perfect? The sentiment looks great stamped over the stars, and those glittered stars and the papers are awesome!