Friday, June 28, 2019

Graphic 45 Patriotic Card

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Hi, Friends......

I had a diagonal strip of flag stamp background leftover from THIS CARD. You can follow that link to read how I made it. In a rare moment of clear thinking, I decided to go ahead and make a second card right then, rather than let this narrow strip lie dormant in my stash for a couple of years before finally using it! lol...

(Please tell me you know exactly what I am talking about here. Ha!)

I grabbed elements from two Graphic 45 collections, Good Ol' Sport and Place in Time, and also used an old Mark's Finest Papers stamp (sadly, now out of business). You know how the backs of commercial greeting cards are a bit glossy and have lots of blank space? I have a big stack of these and so I cut one for my sentiment panel. Many inks do not dry well on glossy stock, so I heat embossed it....and colored it with a red Ultra-fine Sharpie.

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Mark's Finest Papers - USA Heroes stamp set (discontinued)
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Clear embossing powder
Sharpie Marker - ultrafine in red
Graphic 45 - Good Ol' Sport collection (background)
Graphic 45 - Place in Time (border strips)
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to ink edges
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock for card base and mats.

Hope you liked my card. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your sweet comments!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Graphic 45 - June Selfie Challenge #G45Selfie
2. Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #96 - Spots and/or Stripes
3. TCP June Challenge #358 - Summer
4. The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes Challenge #J2619
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #392-393 - AG
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

9. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stars and Stripes  
10. Double D Challenges - Pick a Pattern (I chose stars and stripes!)



  1. Wow, look at you go Janis! What a fun patriotic design and a smart move to turn that left-over strip into a card before the scraps went into the stash abyss. I guess that's one of the few Mark's Finest Papers stamps that I never won (haha!) but this is the perfect sentiment. When you mentioned stamping on glossy card stock I thought, "Uh oh, how is that going to work without smearing?" Of course you had it all figured out! This is such a great card!

  2. Another great upcycling, Janis!! I too have a big box of commercial greeting cards, and always think I must use them!! :)
    Fabulous design!!

  3. What a lovely patriotic card -- and super fun sentiment too! It's a pleasure to have you link your creativity up to The House That Stamps Built!

  4. Super patriotic card, Janis. I'm glad I'm not the only one to keep something left over from making a card and then rediscover it several years later! xx

  5. Another wonderful patriotic card. I love how you used the scraps from another card.hanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us in future challenges.

    DD DT

  6. Great patriotic card and I wish I would use leftover pieces right away instead of storing them.

  7. Another beauty! Well done Janis! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pick A Pattern’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  8. A wonderful card, love the combination of colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  9. Great way of recycling, it's so important to make the most of everything. Another super card thanks for sharing over at Paperbabe stamps. Tracey DT

  10. I'm so excited to see your wonderful patriotic card win at Double D! Go claim your prize! Yippeee!

  11. Fabulous card!! Love the vintage feel to it! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


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