Tuesday, July 4, 2017

wave your flag!

seeing as how this week's challenge at shopping our stash falls right on the fourth of july, we've called it "flag day". ...BUT... because this is the WORLD WIDE WEB, and we'd like everyone to be able to play along, we're asking to see a card or project that features the colors of your flag... whether they be red, white and blue for the USA; red and white for my canadian friends*, or indeed ANY combination that represents whatever flag you love best! ♥

flower flourish stamp from sheena douglass' "taste of india" set, circa... 2014?; patterned paper: creative imaginations; cardstock: coredinations; washi tape: red=little b, blue=unknown which is a shame bc it's cool, right?; florals: prima, petaloo, creative imaginations; gem brad: oriental trading; 

being american, i went with red, white and blue, but i wanted to use up some gorgeous... and ANCIENT** ...flower embellies, as well as some blue lace washi tape that's so old it dates to before i got wise and started writing the manufacturer's name*** inside the disc! thus, i decided to see what i could do with the colors without bringing in any overtly patriotic themes. and i have to say i'm pretty happy with the results. plus... i stamped AGAIN!!! that's twice in one week you guys!!! for this i used my all time favorite stamp set, sheena douglass' "taste of india" which stephanie gave me for my birthday a couple of years ago (2014 maybe??) and which i probably use more often than any other non-alphabet stamp i own. in this case, i've stamped the corners of some well-hoarded, elderly notebook patterned paper, using first faded jeans distress ink, and then (when that wasn't quiiiiite as prominent as i would've liked) i offset the same stamp, and stamped again in cobalt archival... resulting in a sort of shadow effect that i want to remember to try again, but ON PURPOSE next time, lol! :)

i used the sketch and the colors from the current fusion card challenge:

meanwhile my SOS dt sisters are ROCKIN' their respective flags... head on over and treat yourself to some eye candy, k?

*happy canada day, eh?! ♥

**the velvet flower brad is from a store that i KNOW closed like 5 years ago, and i don't think i bought that packet in their closing sale, either! ;)

***dear washi tape manufacturers, please to put your name on the little mounting roll thingie, so that we know who made it AFTER we've tossed away the packaging. thank you scotch/3m brand for already doing this!!!


  1. Beautiful card Lauren, love the flourish stamp, Sheena does BIG stamps well. I have some of hers too. Love the offset image and pretty pretty flowers. Have a great 4th July.

  2. Hi Lauren! Happy 4th! Just loving how you rocked that red, white, and blue over at SOS. :)

  3. Happy 4th Lauren!! awesome card, love the design and the beautiful stamp and flower.

  4. Happy 4th of July from one of your hoser pals :)
    Love love love your red white and blue

  5. Lauren, what a gorgeous card, love the cluster of fabric flowers with that fabulous stamped image in the back, the washi tape is lovely, I thought it was real lace, awesome!!

  6. So beautiful! I love the flourishes and that drop dead gorgeous flower!

  7. Gorgeous! That "Taste of India" stamp set is beautiful-- so elegant, and you have such an excellent eye to use the set in various blue shades... I bow down! Patriotic loveliness.

  8. Great fusion of the sketch and photo! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Fusion :)

  9. You stamped again! Who ARE you?!! LOL! And what a stamp to use too! Love the duel colored offset effect - brilliant! Such a gorgeous card! Also, I soooo agree with ***!!


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