Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Note to say Hello

** 7/20/16 Top 3 at Crafty Creations Challenges! **

Hi everyone! I hope your July is off to a great start and I hope those of you in the States had an awesome Independence Day celebration! I was contacted by the lovely Jan, owner of Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog, and asked to guest design again this month. It's always a pleasure to create with this team of lovely ladies! I'm happy to share my inspiration project for the Midway Motivation Post for Challenge #66 - Wish Upon A Star. Come play with us - we want to see some stars on your project!

I chose the awesome 'Grunge Stars & Stripes' stamp from Deep Red for the focal image on my note card. I inked the stamp up with Ranger distress markers, gave it spritz of handmade Perfect Pearls Mist, then laid the cardstock down on the stamp. This yielded a very nice impression with some pretty shimmer. I popped the stamped image up on some fun foam and then layered the entire panel on some pretty silver Venicelux cardstock.

The sentiment is from WPlus9 'Hand Lettered Hello' stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added a couple hand-cut flags - one cut from red Glittersilk cardstock and the other cut from blue Foiled cardstock - along with several punched stars from the Glittersilk and Foiled cardstock. The final touch were several randomly placed white flat-back pearls.

I embellished the blank inside panel with a couple of the punched stars, then layered the panel on some of the silver Venicelux cardstock.

Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, DCWV Silver and Blue Foiled cardstock, Core'dinations Red Glitter Silk cardstock
  • Stamps: Deep Red 'Grunge Stars & Stripes' and WPlus9 'Hand Lettered Hello'
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Markers- Fired Brick and Faded Jeans; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Stampin' Up! Star punch
  • Accessories: Mini Mister, homemade Perfect Pearls Mist, Stampin' Up! pearls

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and have found a little inspiration to create a project with some stars for our challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'll see you next time!
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Great card! Love that American flag image!

  2. Fantastic card! Great the messy, washed out look!

  3. A great card and thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT. Good luck and we would love to see you again next time. Christine DT x

  4. Fabulous card, love the flag design. Thank you for sharing with us at Unicorn. Hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  5. Love this stamp! It makes such a great focal point and all of the embellishments add a great touch.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  6. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  7. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  8. Great project. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Adicts. Helen DT

  9. Great design! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  10. What a beautiful card! I love the grunge looking flag. Your banners and stars are a great touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  11. Fab card :) I love the rustic look. Thanks for entering the Scrapper's Delights Challenge.
    Nicky - SD DT

  12. I love the folkart feel of your card. It is lovely.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  13. Lovely patriotic card! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month, and I hope you to see you next month.
    Ruza ~ GI DTC
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  14. What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps. Julie, DT member


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