Banners For You Embossed Stars and Stripes

by Joanne James27. June 2017 14:00

Today I'm sharing a card with a patriotic vibe which is perfect for the current challenges over at Fusion and SUO Challenges:


Ben needed a card for one of his school friends who is about to leave the UK and go to live in America, so a little stars and stripes were the order of the day:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Textured Stars and Stripes - I got my textured embossing paste out again for this card and using two retired stencils, in turn created my stars and stripes design. I love the depth the embossing paste gives to the overall finish and is really different to any of my previous patriotic designs. This is the third card featuring embossing paste I've shared in recent days and I'm having lots of fun with it. If you would like to learn more and get 'hands on' with this fun new product, it will be featuring in my upcoming technique class featuring the Oh So Eclectic Suite on 11th July - read more about it here and get in touch by the weekend if you'd like to book a place. The lovely people at Stampin' Up! have also made a short video to show easy embossing paste is to use - check it out here:

Get Glossy - I wanted a shine to contrast with the texture of my stars and stripes, so used glossy cardstock for my background and simply swiped my Real Red and Night of Navy ink pads in turn diagonally across my card base and waited for this to dry before adding the embossing paste. I love the shine this adds to the colour, although must confess it did cause the red to bleed through my embossing paste more than I would have liked, even with a second application, I think maybe because it is less absorbent than regular cardstock. 

A Banner For You - I finished my card with a two-tone double banner created with the 'Banners For You' stamp set and cut it out with the co-ordinating Bunch of Banners framelit and reversed the colours to contrast with my flag-inspired background.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/29/2017 11:47:31 PM #

I love this card and I know Ben's friend will cherish it!  BRAVO!  XX


Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
7/1/2017 7:54:36 AM #

Very cool - what a great way to use the embossing paste AND the glossy paper and your card is so so perfect for our challenge.  Love it!  So glad you joined the fun at SUO Challenges.


Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
7/1/2017 3:39:48 PM #

Joanne, this is such a fun card! Love the use of the retired stencils with the new embossing paste! Great texture and interest for sure Smile I am sure that Ben's friend will be honored that you thought of him and created this sweet card for his departure! Thanks for sharing with us at SU-Only Challenges- hugs and I hope you are able to play along with us again soon!


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
7/2/2017 6:58:13 PM #

LOVE how you did the stars and stripes on this perfect for the US holiday!  Thanks for playing along with the Patriotic Colors challenge this time on SUO Challenges!


7/2/2017 11:07:42 PM #

INCREDIBELY COOL CARD!!!Thanks for playing along in the
SUO challenge!!


KarrenNew Zealand
7/6/2017 3:12:22 AM #

Gorgeous card, Joanne!  Love the bold stars and stripes - so striking!  Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.


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