Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blast from the Past

Good morning friends! Did you know the week is almost over? Woohoo!

Today I'm participating in the Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past. It is fun to participate in these challenges so that you can use older, not recently loved TE stamps.

This time I used a TE stamp that I got last year around this time along with some beautiful patterned paper from Bo Bunny called the Liberty Collection. I just got it from TE this last week and I absolutely adore it...go figure, huh? Do you see the neat printing on the bottom of the blue starred paper? Yep, it says United States Of America and is pre-printed on this particular piece of paper. The eagle/flag paper is from the same paper pack. I used some lovely TE Tiny Twinkles stars (I think that Taylor may not carry this particular set anymore) in the sentiment as well as other places on the card. The particular stamp I used from Taylored Expressions is not available any longer but TE carries lots of very nice patriotic stamps (I NEED the 4th of July Wreath and die!) The base is kraft paper on which I used a little direct to paper technique with white ink. All the rest of the pieces of paper have been distressed with my finger nail. Wish you could see all the detail as it really makes an impressive card.

I am also entering this in the PaperPlay Challenge for this week, too. Well, there you have it for today! Stop back to see a super fun card!

Make sure you check out the rest of the Blast from the Past hop!





22 comments that make my day!:

Cassie said...

Hey Lorie! Your patriotic cards are fantastic, to include your awesome Charlie down below :D

Tami Mayberry said...

beautiful! ;)

Jami said...

What a fun take on the sketch and color combo - love how you used those papers!

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

Love this very patriotic card!

Natalie said...

Love the card, Lorie!! Hope all is well! God bless.

resmith said...

I am loving your patriotic cards. This is beautiful!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! I've just received those papers and I LOVE them too! GORGEOUS!

sari said...

What an amazing card Lorie! Love the colors!

Lillian Child said...

This is SO very beautiful, Lorie!

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Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! Love that paper!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful and patriotic! Love the paper (just got it and can't wait to use it), too!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful card! love the papers you used!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...what gorgoeus papers, Lorie...you have showcased your card beautifully with the awesome design and details!!!

Kathi said...

Fabulous card. I love those papers (and also bought them from TE!) and your design.

Sue from Oregon said...

A great 4th creation!

Karen Motz said...

Those papers are really fabulous and I love your addition of a little bling!

Missy said...

This is an awesome card. I love all the distress on it. I think of it as symbolizing the way America became the United States.
What is the direct to paper technique? Using the ink pad to get the ink on the paper?

Creative Mish said...

I really like this card a lot! So pretty

Crafty Caring Friends said...

Oh how I would like to have that stamp;) I adore eagles and that one is so nice...my son is an Eagle Scout and my dad collects eagles. Your card is very beautiful.

Deirdre said...

Lorie, adore what you created. Thank you for playing along with us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Ren-Yi said...

What a superb card. I love the pattern paper! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Play.

nicoleqmullen said...

Fantastic card, the paper is just fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!