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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Patriotic Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop! 

The blogger in front of me is Pamela O'Connor -

We will be featuring Patriotic Art with Attitude. If you have come here from Pam O'Connor's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants at the end of this post. So here we go!  My team--Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you some Patriotic Art with an Attitude.

I decided to go with with a retro look. When I started my career with Close to My Heart WAY back in 1991 we were taught to create a focal point with a stamped image, stamp a background using a background stamp and then add a message and perhaps some prisma glitter (well actually to tell you the truth the more glitter the better). We learned to stamp background images in triangular configurations. So that's what I did with this stamp set.

I wanted to mix a little new with the old so I used one of our new spinner cards. One of my very f
avorite things about acrylic stamps is that you can bend them. The stamp "Let freedom ring" is in a straight line, I just bent it and placed it on the block in a semi-circle shape and stamped it around the circle shape in the center of the card. FUN and versatile!

Supplies Used:
Z1866 White Daisy Circle Spin Cards and Envelopes
D1458 American Celebration (this was first introduced as a stamp of the month but is NOW available, lucky you can order it!)
Z2130 Indian Corn Blue Ink
Z2170 Ruby Ink
1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Shop for them here!

I really LOVE making Americana/Patriotic cards on Kraft and it reminds me of my friends Keri Lines and Sharon Robinson so I had to make another card.  I made the card by using kraft cardstock and cutting it to a  4 1/2 x 5 1/2" standard sized card.  Using the scraps I stamped the flag using Ruby ink and cut out the image.  I stamped it again using Indian Corn Blue Ink and then cut out the star portion and just glued it on (we call that a fancy technique--paper piecing).  I tea stained everything by using the direct to paper technique (taking my stamp pad and swiping it along side the side of all the paper and stamped images) to give it the aged look with Saddle Ink.  I also tea stained the Baker's Twine by putting it on top of my saddle ink pad and shutting the lid and pulling it through the ink to get brown ink on it to stain the white part and darken the cranberry part--brilliant, I know!!  I used Tommy paper for the paper strips and stamped Let Freedom Ring using Ruby ink.  It reminds me a lot of an old tattered flag we saw when we visiting the Smithsonian a couple of years ago when we were in Washington, DC at our Close to My Heart National convention.

Supplies Used:
Z2171 Saddle Ink
Z2130 Indian Corn Blue Ink
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z1751 Baker's Twine--Harvest Assortment
X7169 Tommy Paper Packet
D1458 American Celebration
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Shop for them here!

Please hop on over to see more Patriotic art with attitude by LaJeania Hicks - 

Here's a list of the talented blog hoppers on my team!!

  1. Debbie Andrews ~
  2. Jen Patrick:
  3. Sheila Bennett ~
  4. Denise Elliott~
  5. Pamela O'Connor -
  6. Kimberly Moss -
  7. LaJeania Hicks -
  8. Becky McClain ~
  9. Jaime Llewellyn ~
  10. Melinda Everitt ~
  11. Angela Garcia ~
  12. Cat Nowak ~
  13. Vickie ODell ~
  14. Di Crawford~
  15. Barbi Kelley ~

 Thanks for visiting!
 Kimberly Moss
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  1. I love both of your cards! I can't wait to try one of the spinner cards. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  2. Wow Kim! I forgot how great the Patriotic stamps and colors look on Kraft paper. Never thought of tea staining the baker's twine by dragging it through the ink. Your blog looks great too!

  3. I love both your cards! But I have to say, the second one is my favorite...I love Kraft paper and you're right, it reminds me of the DC trip, too!

  4. I love your mix of old with new :) The spinner card is great! And the kraft card is the perfect Americana look!

  5. great cards! I always forget to just stamp a background...good technique to remind us about!


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