Wednesday, July 5, 2017

God Bless America

Hi Friends!!

I hope all of you had a great 4th of July and I wanted to celebrate with a few more Clean and Simple (CAS) cards! This one was designed using the retired Stampin’ Up! a la carte stamp, God Bless America (circa 2001) and as much as I love this image, unfortunately, I have not inked up this stamp in years :-). 

If you have not already had a chance to visit the above challenge sites, I hope you will do so- they all have fabulous Design Teams as well as inspiration in their galleries.

To create this card:

1). Using Stampin’ Write Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler Markers, color directly onto the God Bless America stamp (omitting the sentiment) and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  Die cut the image with the MFT Stitched Square STAX die and mount onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock, trim close to the edge.

2). Using the Big Shot™, emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Cuttlebug™ 3D Stars Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, trim once more before mounting onto  piece of Night of Navy cardstock, then adhere to the Whisper White card base.

3). Clean off the God Bless America stamp, dry thoroughly and ink the sentiment only with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, stamp onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banner with the retired Hexagon Punch.  Mount onto a sliver of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, also creating the flag banner points with the Hexagon Punch.

4). Mount the flag image and sentiment with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: God Bless America (retired Stampin’ Up! circa 2001)

Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT™ Stitched Square STAX Dies, Cuttlebug™ 3D Stars Embossing Folder

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I have one more quick and easy patriotic card to share, so I hope you will stop by again soon!  Hugs and have a great week, sweet friends!


Esther said...

Oh, what a fabulous card, Julie! The background embossing is great and creates such subtle visual interest without overwhelming the design. The clean focal panel with the bold colour stamping looks fantastic. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Maura said...

Awesome card, Julie! Love the embossed background, and brilliant how you stamped the flag! Loving the look!! I'm so glad you joined us for our Red, White and Blue challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a beautiful stamped image, crisp and clean plus set off to perfection with the classy embossed starry background. Thanks for joining us at Less is More this week.

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