Friday, June 28, 2019

Masculine Patriotic Card - Stamped in a Different Way

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on my 
30 Cats in 30 Years post!!! 

Hi, Friends......

Do you like stamps? I do. I'm not talking about rubber stamps...I love those, too, but I mean postage stamps! I save them all.....but that probably should not surprise you, since I keep pretty much everything that I might be able to use to make a card.

I have been collecting flag stamps for some time with this very idea in mind: to collage them for a patriotic card background. I tore the excess paper away from the stamps and then smooshed them around in some watered down Distress Ink to age them. After gluing them onto some cardstock, I dry embossed them with the pattern inside the folder inked up with red ink. The foiled stickers added to the fun.

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Stamps from my stash
Cardstock from my stash
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Darice - Assorted Stars embossing folder
Versafine ink in Satin Red
Foiled Stickers from a thrift store
Baker's twine from my stash

Hope you liked my "stamped in a different way" card. Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stars and Stripes
2. Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #96 - Spots and/or Stripes
TCP June Challenge #358 - Summer
4. Let's Create June Challenge - AG w/ opt. Masculine
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June
6. Simon Says Stamp June Work it Wednesday - Foil it! (The stickers are foiled.)
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #392-393 - AG
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
9. Double D Challenges - Pick a Pattern
(I chose stars and stripes!)


  1. Ooooh - that is super cool. I LUV it :-) xxx

  2. Oh my gosh, I just love this artsy patriotic card! I have envelopes full of stamps that I've saved off of envelopes but never thought to sort them into themes. Love the distressing and aging, and really love the inked star-embossing! Now you've got me inspired to dig out my old cancelled stamps and see what I have.

  3. How clever idea using postage stamps!!! Wow!! You made a fabulous collage with them, and such gorgeous design!!! Very well done!!

  4. I LOVE your postage stamp card! Now I wish that I had saved all those flag (and other) stamps!

  5. Fabulous design. I love how you created the background... co creative.hanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us in future challenges.

    DD DT

  6. Love this idea of making a collage of postage stamps.

  7. Just FABULOUS 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
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Fabulous details on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  9. haha that cat photo is so funny!
    Beautiful card!

  10. What a great collaged background - perfect for your card.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  11. Great use of those stamps, thanks for sharing over at Paperbabe Stamps.
    Creative wishes Tracey DT

  12. Very pretty tribute to the brave soldiers. Lovely collage on the background. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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