Hi Everybody! This weekend we celebrate Texas Independence here in our fair state! I usually don't mail out too many cards for this day, but a friend, Mark Jetton, who owns Deadbeat Designs Stamps celebrates by having an Independence Day card challenge on his blog . Most of the stamps Mark makes are Texas themed stamps, although he does have many others that may be used for multiple occasions
If you are interested in "good, old fashioned, wood mounted, top quality rubber stamps", then check out Mark's web site Deadbeat Designs.and do some serious shopping.
I submitted two cards to his challenge, but am waiting for his posting of the contest before I describe my cards. You can visit his blog to vote on which cards you like best, beginning this weekend. Using scraps left over from my submissions, I put together this card to send to a friend who used to live here in San Antonio.
I took an A2 size card base and added two strips of brightly colored washi tape to the top. I then popped up the Texas banner from Deadbeat Designs on foam tape and centered it on top of the tape. I then stamped the large "happy" stamp from Winnie & Walter, along with a little handwriting for the sentiment on the front. The Texas shape stamp with the swirl filigree is also from Deadbeat Designs, and it was popped up on foam tape to cover a tiny doily stamping I didn't like after stamping it. To finish off the card, I used my clear Wink of Stella marker to add a bit of twinkle to the images.
Periodically, I enjoy using my "scraps" to make a few cards, thus using up some of my spare stampings and scraps of papers. (they stack up so quickly) I hope you all have a great week, and visit with me again soon.