Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #158: Red, White & Blue

Hello peeps! Today starts a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! In a few short days, America will be celebrating one of it's major holidays, Independence Day. In honor of that day, we'd like you to make a card or project using red, white and blue! (If you aren't from the States, no problem! We encourage you to use your country's flag colors!) Here's my card:

Here's the inside:

The main panel was made by applying two distress inks directly onto the inside front flap of an embossing folder, misting with water, then laying the white card stock onto the mess. :) I gently pressed down here and there to make sure I had covered the panel completely. Once dry I framed it in dark blue card stock then adhered to my card base. I stamped the sentiment on some scrap, framed it in red on a scrap of red card stock, trimmed and adhered on an angle with foam squares. I used a few star shaped rhinestones for a bit of sparkle. On the inside, another stamped sentiment, and I added a couple small flowers stamped to emulate fireworks exploding above it.

So, why not show us your country pride and make a card/project showcasing your flag's colors, then link it up at Shopping Our Stash! If you get a chance, please stop by my teammies blogs to see what fantastic creations they came up with! Thanks for stopping by, and if you celebrate it, Happy 4th of July!

Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday; Paper Smooches - Metropolis
Ink: Ranger DI - Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean; Memento - Gray Flannel
CS: Darice (white), scraps
Accessories: Cuttlebug - Stars EF; Recollections - star rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


  1. Love this card! Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  2. Love yur card, I have never tried inking the embossing folder but you have iinspired me. Love the inside sentiment and the "fireworks"

  3. SUPER card. You did great with the embossing folder thing. I only make messes with them. ;(

  4. Your double-inked embossing folder made a perfect base for this card!

  5. Awesome red white and blue card lady!! Love it!!!

  6. Oh, that background ROCKS! I love how clear it came out and yet still has the watercolour feel to it. And those 'fireworks' on the inside are just perfection!


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