WELL, all that rambling is to say that I was a bit concerned when Heather from Skipping Stones Designs sent me a PATRIOTIC stamp set to showcase this month!
SO, that meant I had to put it off to the very last second (okay...so time sort of played a part in that, too, but still) until I got some brilliant idea. Right? Right. At least...we are going to go with that theory for now.
SO....there you have it, folks!
And guess what?!
Shhh....don't tell anyone, but I think I actually LIKE IT!!! I altered this week's sketch just a little by making it a round scalloped card (something else that I never do because I generally don't like doing round cards) instead of a rectangle and I think it worked out WONDERFULLY!
I used patriotic stamps from Skipping Stones Design to stamp the flag and the '4th of July' parts of the card. I stapled a wonderful heavy ribbon onto the bottom as the foundation for my design. I LOVE that part!!!
I stamped the bottom portion of the sentiment onto crepe paper to add some texture.
All Images were stamped with Close To My Heart ink and the red distress ink is Ranger (Tim Holtz Distress ink). The base is cut from the A Child's Year cartridge for the Cricut. I LOVE THAT!!!!
So, there you have it! A patriotic card, made by me, that I actually like. What do you think? I know....many of you don't live in this country, but you can still like a card, right?
Check out what the other SSD Designers created, too!
Jen Del Muro
Chelsea Van Wyke
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