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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  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.




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

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

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

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

  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

  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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