Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stars and Stripes: Old Glory

Happy Birthday U.S.A!!! We will be celebrating our Nation's birthday in a day, and our Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime 94) for this week is entitled: Stars and Stripes...using stars and stripes in our design--not necessarily having to be a patriotic design. I did chose to celebrate July 4th early!

This is a quick and easy design, as I decided to use some handsome dimensional stickers by K & Co. that I purchased years ago.

I began with PaperTrey Ink Pure Poppy cardstock for my base and red layers. The navy dotted dp is by Robin's Nest. I am in LOVE with my Scor-Bug...I used it for a stitched look on the top layer of red, peeking out from behind the hymn.

My hymn is "America" (Rubber Monger), stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto Neenah Natural white cardstock. I then used Antique Linen Distress Ink to smudge and distress the panel, as well as my SU distressing tool for the edges.

The K & Co. flag and star stickers finish off this patriotic design. Hope you like it!

A BIG welcome to Rose Ann Reynolds, who will be guest designer on the team for the month of July!

Sharon, Janine, Jennifer, Julie, AJ, Tammy, Barbara, Jenny, and Rose Ann

Remember, if you decide to play along, link your design to Sharon's blog here.

Have a blessed Fourth of July!

18 comments:

AJ said...

absolutely awesome Deb! LOVE it! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so fab Deb!!! I love how you used the hymn to make a Patriotic card!! What a great design and such a creative idea!! Gorgeous!!

Have a Happy 4th of July!

hugs,
Chris

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

FABULOUS CARD! Love that flag -- GREAT design!

Jerri Kay said...

A fabulous 4th card Debbie!

Janine said...

Very nicely done Deb!!
Have a great weekend.

Joyce across the Pond said...

Beautiful card - and I'm not an American! But hey, lots of Ulster Scots went to your country and blazed a trail....have a great 4th....we may be at the Ulster American Folk Park which is about an hour from here to celebrate with you!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Beautiful card - and I'm not an American! But hey, lots of Ulster Scots went to your country and blazed a trail....have a great 4th....we may be at the Ulster American Folk Park which is about an hour from here to celebrate with you!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, Deb! I love the antique look of the flag and the music and the vibrant colors!

Judy Rozema said...

So vibrant and celebratory!! Love the music - what great CS colors!

Pattyjo said...

gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous patriotic card, Deb!! I love that flag, and your fabulous texture!! Have a wonderful holiday!!

Ann said...

Beautiful Deb!!

Barbara said...

Oh, gosh, but I love this. Love that flag and the vintage feel! Gorgeous!

Jenny Gropp said...

Fabulous Card! Just love the waving flag and music in the background! Happy fourth to you!

Grace said...

Oh Deb... what a fabulous patriotic card! Love the hymn!!! Happy 4th!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is astounding!!! What a fantastic design/layout!!

Connie said...

Such a wonderful patriotic card, Deb!! I just love the flag over the hymn...perfect!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, this is beautiful with wonderful, rich colors! I love the effect the Scor-Bug gives. Both stickers and stamp are very nice, but it's you who combined them so perfectly. I really like this card, Deb!