Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grand Old Flag

Hello Again! 
This is my last week as Our Daily Bread Design's Guest Designer.  I have had such a good time designing with their beautiful images and sentiments.  With the 4th of July right around the corner (can you believe it?) I have a primitive Americana card to share with you-

This image also seemed appropriate to use at it is the one that brought me to ODBD in the first place.
I stamped the image in Van Dyke brown distress ink and then masked and sponged on the color. The image was cut down from a rectangle to a square and Van Dyke brown ink sponged around the edge.   I got out the sewing machine and stitched around the edges of the image as well as along the flag stripes, then adhered it to an embossed  and sponged back panel.  The star is diecut, embossed and sponged with Van Dyke Brown ink as well.  It is popped up on dimensionals as is the sentiment panel. 

I have done variations of this card before-

To change it up, I double stamped the image; first I used the faux watercolor technique, then I simply inked up the stamp and overstamped without spritzing the inked stamp with water.  I also stamped the grasses a second time, behind the lighthouse.  I used white acrylic paint for the sea spray and foam.  The lighthouse is actually curled to give it a 3D look.  The sea gulls are fussy cut out and adhered to the lighthouse.  I made a button out of the compass image on the lighthouse by stamping it 4 times, cutting them out with a circle die, adhering them together and then piercing 2 holes through the layers. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies for Primitive Americana card-
Stamps-Old Flag Background stamp, All Occasion Sentiments, Count the Waves
Paper-SU Naturals White, Crumb Cake
Ink-Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Van Dyke Brown
Other-sewing machine, dimensionals, Sizzix star dies, SU woodgrain ef

Lighthouse card-
Stamps-Keep My Lamp Burning, The Mighty Sea
Paper-Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Naturals White, retired dsp
Ink-Pool Party, Island Indigo, Buckaroo Blue, Cameo Coral,  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Archival Black
Other-Gray Copic marker (to color shadows on the lighthouse), SU linen thread, navy/white baker's twine, white acrylic paint, circle dies, paper piercer, dimensionals, ODBD Antique Labels and Border Dies


  1. This lighthouse card is spectacular! It goes beyond crafts to a work of art. Amazing!

  2. Two great cards! Your lighthouse card is absolutely stunning. Love how you've emphasised the sea spray.

  3. Lee Ann, my sweet and uber talented friend - hope all is well!! Your beautiful creations have blown me away!!! I think my head has been in the sand lately, with work and home remodeling projects - I've missed seeing your beautiful works of art over at ODBD!! Thud is all I can say - these cards are gorgeous!!!
    Blessings to you,

  4. Wow, Lee Ann! That lighthouse/beach card is breathtaking! It is so dimensional, and I can almost hear the gulls calling out over the crashing waves. Such artistry! The flag card is wonderful as well...just great design. You really inspired me this morning!

  5. Great card. Love the rustic look and layout of your Americana card.


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