Welcome Stampin' Friends!
It's time for all things RED, WHITE and BLUE! I love stamping and creating thing with this color combination! If you are not so inspired I am here to help. First let me share a photo I took out of my stamp room window the other day...
We seem to be in a flight pattern for hot air balloons, they go by our house regularly an at times close enough to shout a hello to the riders. It's very fun for the kids, and the parents!
Now for my Freedom Banner...
The Pennants are from the new Perfect Pennants Die (#123126, available July 1st). The pennants on this die are the perfect size! When you make a long banner it is not to big! This banner measures 28" from flag to flag.
Here is a close up so you can see the fun details:
The Flag is from the Summer Mini Catalog, it's called "Land of the Free" (#123100). It is one of my favorite 4th of July stamps in a long time. And I like that it is a single stamp. All the letters are die cut with the Alphabet Simple Letters (#115960) for the Big Shot (#113439).
The stars are made with a retired star punch. All the stars and the letters are inked with Versamark (#102283) and embossed with Iridescent Ice powder (#101930). The smaller pennant has a scalloped edge that I made with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (#119275). My favorite detail is the Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (#123125) on each star!!!
Are you wondering how I made the background on my pennant? It is super easy!!!
Do you have extra wood blocks left over from stamps you clear mounted? I do and then I saw something on the blog Cut Out + Keep that finally gave me and idea on how to use them! I have to share it with you!
Take a wooden block and and length of yarn. Tape one end to the block, wrap the yarn around the block and tape the end to the block again.
Ink it and stamp it! When you want to use another color use the other side of the block. When you want to use yet another color, take the yarn off and put on a fresh piece.
Well, this new idea got me to thinking, what else could I wrap around my block, hmmm, how about string...
LOVE the string! And how about stamping it again to make it crosshatch!
Okay, what about rubber bands?!?
FUN!!! On the second square I kept stamping the rubber band block over and over until I ran out of ink.
For the banner I used the block with strings on it. I love this look and will be using it more often, it's super fun!
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