Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Stars and Stripes

Do you detect a little bit of shabby chic in this card? I've become a little obsessed lately with distressing in it's many forms, so you can see the distressed edges, the inked edges, and some aging with my copic W00 and W1 markers. Hey, have you see Zutter's new little distressing tool? It's called the Distrezz-it (hope I spelled that right). It easily distresses any edges on cardstock and cardboard. I used a .99 distressing tool on my card and it worked just fine but I'm such a tool junkie, I will probably end up with the machine before it's all said and done! Then, watch out edges because nothing will be safe anymore!!!
The challenge this week at the Shabby Tea Room is to use red, white and blue. Easy enough with an image from the LSS Patriotic Collection digital stamp set.This set has loads of image perfect for projects for Fourth of July, Flag Day, Veteran's Day or any other event honoring our country and the men and women who have helped make it great!
Be sure to check out what the rest of the LSS Design team has prepared for your inspiration this week, and as always check out Lindsay's blog because she's sure to have a freebie that you won't want to miss! Happy Crafting!

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

Cheryl Gorka (DT Coordinator)

Cassandra Cushman

Cindi Hooks

Jennifer Bliss

Karin Martin

Leanne Garner

Lisa Jurecek

Margie Visnick

Melissa Craig

Micki Harper

Rebekah Doak

Rhonda Walker

Shannon Neparko

Tamara Bennett

Tracey Allen

Project Recipe
Paper: SU Pacific Point CS, SU paper pad, Paper Studio Basics Collection PP, Neenah White Solar Crest CS
Stamps:LSS Patriotic Collection, Verve(sentiment)
Tools: Heidi Swapp distressing tool, copic markers, SU border punch
Embellishments: Paper Studio brads, PTI Pure Poppy Twill ribbon, button, twine