Stars and Stripes

Friday, June 19, 2009

TGIF!! Wooohooo!

I am soooo ready for a weekend! We're going strawberry picking tomorrow which means fresh strawberry pie for dessert this weekend! :D I'm definitely a pie girl. And a fruit one too. A la mode.....YUM! *drool*

Ok, getting back to business. LOL Today's Hanna Stamps challenge HSC74 is being hosted by yours truely and my challenge to you all is to create a card with stars and stripes on it! Since July 4th is around the corner I thought it a very appropriate one. If you're not State-side, you can still create one - it doesn't have to have a red, white and blue theme.

I've been listening to Trace Atkins's greatest hits lately so when I was thinking of a sentiment for this card, I instantly thought of the title line from his song 'American Man'. It's a great song and it makes me proud of my American man. :)

So in honor of all the hardworking American men serving in our armed forces, I created this card using my stars and stripes and a bit of the red, white and blue thrown in for good measure.

I found this double sided paper at Michaels. I sponged it, distressed it with my edge distresser, then machine stitched it to the dark blue cardstock. Then I just layered it on some vanilla and deep red cardstock to make it pop. Riley was colored with the Riley set of Copics exclusive to Hanna Stamps. (They're the only Copics I own!) I used this week's Sketch For You To Try for the layout.

If you play along with this Hanna Stamps challenge this week, you go into a draw to win a stamp set of your choice! Just by playing along! So get your game on and get busy stamping! :)

(PS. I may have another card to show you later on today! Fingers crossed.)

Stamps: Hanna Stamps! 'GI Jon Riley', sentiment by Karen Foster Snap Stamps (discontinued)
Inks: Distress Inks 'Black Soot, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain', Copic Markets - Riley Set, Old Olive
Papers: Very Vanilla, Bazzil Basics, PP - Creative Imaginations
Access: Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Machine Stitching, Fiskars Star Punch, Button, Dimensionals


~amy~ said...

Excellent Card Sandra!!! Strawberry Pie ♥ala Mode♥?! What time??!!!

Nunt said...

Oh noes, why do I find this stamp TODAY when my bf graduates TOMORROW from the Airforce Academy here in Trondheim, Norway... It would have made him a brilliant card :D


Mary Giles said...

This is great Sandra! Love the sketch and it goes so fabulous with for the strips part of your theme. Your always know how to put together the perfect card.

Tracey said...

Such a fantastic card Sandra! Love Riley!

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