Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unity Blog Hop

Welcome! Wow, I'm excited to be back into blogging mode. I'm very excited to be a part of the blog hop this week with Operation Write Home and Unity Stamp Co! What an awesome bunch of stamps they have to offer!

Today I am using the stamp set called Ragged ol' Flag. They're so grungy and cool looking! I immediately thought of masculine colors and themes. I especially like the Johnny Cash quote!

I stamped the flag stamp onto kraft cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. I was going to add the sentiment to the outside of this card as well, but it just covered up too much of the awesome flag image. I decided that less is more. I love this simple card. The clear embossing powder gives it a cool texture, too.

I went ahead and put the sentiment on the inside of the card. I do think that this would make an awesome "Any Hero" card for OWH.

The more I played with these stamps the more I loved them, especially the "handmade" stamp. I wanted to think of a way to incorporate this in to the front of a card. "Made in the U.S.A." also makes me think of things like apple pie and jeans. :)  So here is my second card. I used some denim patterned paper and I stitched using a template and some light tan floss. The star stamp is heat embossed with white powder so that it, too, has a cool texture.

I'm glad to see you all again!

Here is a link to all of the blog hop participants, or, you can go to the Unity Blog or to Stars & Stamps to begin. Thanks for stopping by!

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