My favorite stamp company, Unity Stamp Co, had the best Show & Tell board on Facebook. They have weekly mini challenges and this week it is Independence theme cards. I couldn't resist making two. They were so fun to make.
This card started by taking a stamp that was a group of three stars and repeat stamping the background. I trimmed it down and mounted it on blue card stock. I stamped the heart from the Ragged Ol' Flag kit by using mircropore tape to mask off the star section and inking the stripes with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. Then I reversed the mask and inked the star section up with Chipped Saphire Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment and heart are popped up and I used string to "hang" the heart from a blue button.
I used the same Distress Oxide inks and micropore masking to stamp the flag from the same kit. I stamped some extra stripes and punched a heart & star and cut the letter I out of them. I inked the edges of all the sentiment pieces and used a distress tool to distress up the edges of the flag and the USA.
The sentiment in the kit actually says Handmade in USA so I used the tape to mask off the top and stamp just the USA.
Ragged Ol' Flag-flag, heart & USA sentiment
LOL Looking Up-stars for background
Distress Oxide in Candied Apple & Chipped Saphire