Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Addicted to Stripes

I have been on a stripe kick lately.  They are so easy to do and always look fabulous.  Today, I have a card and a scrapbook layout done with red and blue water colored stripes.

This card was done with thicker, darker stripes. After the stripes had set a minute, I splashed on some water and then patted it off with a paper towel.  The water distressing gives it cool look don't you think?
After I dried the paper a bit with a heat tool, I stamped on the DRS Designs Script Font Background image in Versafine Black Onyx.  I wanted to feature the Made In the USA Circle image, so I stamped it and then punched it out with a SU! Circle Punch.  I experimented with different colors for the circle, but clean white looked best.  I popped the circle up with foam tape so it stands out even more.  I was going for a bit of a vintage look so I sponged some Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges to age it a bit.

For my scrapbook page, I used the same water colors (from my cheap $9 set from Michaels), but I watered the paint down more and painted the stripes on thinner.  After I had the stripes painted, I splattered on a bunch of the water color paint along with some white acrylic paint.
I was going for a festive feel.  For this fun layout, I was inspired by THIS card done by Michelle at Splitcoaststampers.com.  Michelle was the Featured Stamper this weekend so to celebrate her, we picked one of her cards and cased it.  I thought it would be fun to turn it into a scrapbook page instead of a card.  The frame is from My Favorite things, the butterflies are a SU! Thinlet die, and the flower is an old hoarded 3-D Flower Sticker.  This is for my smaller sized scrapbook (6x8) - I am loving that size.  On this card, I put the Made in the USA Circle on top of the flower.

Hope you enjoyed these creations.  I really had fun making them.

Hugz,

Nancy

6 comments:

  1. Love the distressed look on the card and the scrapbook page! Both are fantastic.
    Lynn

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  2. Great card amd scrapbook page! Love your stripes and they look great with the colors and neat technique that you used!

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  3. Nancy, your stripes are wonderful. I love the deeper colours and the splatters add such a beautiful distress look. Great scrap book page :)

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  4. Loving the stripes look on both projects, but the Cher layout is fabulous! Great photo and design, and what a great memory!!

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  5. Two super striped designs Nancy, they are both lovely but I especially like the pastel colours on the scrapbook page.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. I love the journaling under the Cher concert picture - such fun that you dressed like share but admit that none of you looked like her. :) These are great scrapbook pages. ♥

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