When I saw this week’s Just Add Ink challenge, I automatically thought of a patriotic bunting. I cut my Night of Navy and Real Red DSP into 1” x 3” rectangles; then, I cut each rectangle in half diagonally. Using the diagonal pieces, I created a sunburst which was cut into a circle using the SU circle die. After trimming the circle to fit the top of the card, I decided to add some texture by embossing the bunting with the Square Lattice EF. While I really liked the bright, crisp whisper white, I decided to create a vintage card and quickly reached for the Feeling Sentimental stamp set. I grew up in a town where the fireworks display was held at the county fairgrounds; so a Ferris wheel seemed the logical choice for my card’s stamped image. To create a vintage effect, I stamped En Francais lightly in the background with some smatterings of Gorgeous Grunge over the words. Next I inked the edges of the card, adding a bit heavier concentration in the corner to shadow the Ferris wheel.
Next I applied Gorgeous Grunge and some sponging to the bunting. The triple looped linen thread bow was to be the finishing touch; but, I felt the card still lacked something. After walking away for an hour or so, I came back and immediately decided to add a brass brad to the center of the Ferris wheel; the small brad gave the detail/dimension I felt was missing and was thus the card’s finishing touch!
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Feeling Sentimental, Gorgeous Grunge, En Francais
STAMPIN UP INK: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sandstone, Baked Brown Sugar
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Night of Navy DSP, Real Red DSP
ACCESSORIES: Linen thead, brass bad, circle die, scallop circle die, sponge, Square Lattice EF