Challenge: Stripes!

It’s stripes week over at Simon Says Stamp & Show! A super fun one if you asked me – I love the directions that the design team ran in. Also – we have a new member and she’s got some rockin’ scrapbook inspiration to share. So be sure to visit the blog to see all of the other creations and to enter. This week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules as usual.


I went ‘stars & stripes’ with my inspiration..



1. Ink flag stamp with red and blue distress ink carefully, stamp onto center of card. Coat with clear embossing powder and heat set.

2. On a separate sheet of paper, stamp USA with any ink (embossing or distress), then coat with black embossing powder, heat set, and cut out the letters.

3. Rub the background with some gathered twigs distress ink and let it dry for a minute. Then stamp with perfect medium (star stamp) several times, and brush sunflower sparkle perfect pearls over to add a subtle sparkle!

4. Finish the card by edging with blue ink, adding the “USA” with foam adhesive, and sticking the stars and words onto the card.


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18 thoughts on “Challenge: Stripes!”

  1. Best stripes ever are those seen on the flag…perfect idea! I love this card! Love the embossing too, and the image in the background! Super super! I’m hearing God Bless America playing somewhere softly in the distance!

  2. May, very cute project and use of Tim’s blueprint stamps. Great interpretation of the stripes theme…nothing better than the American flag! <3 Candy

  3. Oh my gosh. I love this May. Fabulous. Wish I had all the products to make this. It’s wonderful!!

  4. Great way to interprete the stripes challenge May with the flag. Love the dimensional letters and added wooden stars too. Tracy x

  5. U-S-A! Can you hear me chant? 😉 Love the way this came out with the embossing!! Really cool effect.

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  6. Love your patriotic stripes! I had lots of red white and blue on my desk this week! Love how you used your colors and the softer effect!

  7. OMG! The layers on this card are just amazing. You are one very talented lady.

  8. Beautiful, love seeing how you embossed, I just bought this stamp and enjoying seeing how you used it.

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