It's time for another High Hopes Challenge. This week it is MY turn to host the challenge!! My challenge (in honor of the 4th of July American Holiday aka Independence Day), my challenge is to use STARS or STRIPES on your card. It doesn't have to be a patriotic theme. In fact, my card is not a patriotic card.
I went through my stash of High Hopes Rubber stamps and looked for an image that either had a star or would work with stars or stripes. I found a few good ones. But this one called Little Sand Architect hadn't been inked yet!!
I embossed him in black, then watercolored him using Twinkling H2Os. Now, it took me a little bit to get a "tan" on him!! I didn't want him to blend in too much with the sand. So I just had to try a few different colors. Then I added a little pink to his back...I think he needed a little more sun screen!! I added a little starfish to help with the "star" theme.
The DP is an OLD retired SU pack and the card base is an OLD SU in-color Blue Bayou. I love the soft stars in the red layer and thought the stripped layer was appropriate for a "red, white, and blue" background without screaming USA!! I do LOVE my international visitors and don't want to offend ;-) LOL
The large star is vellum CS which was first run through a crimper, then diecut with the Sizzix Star die (a scrap left over from this project). The yellow star is also a scrap left over from this project. I added a button from my stash...don't remember where I got it. The sentiment is also from High Hopes.
I carried the layout through to the inside....
I had to reverse the DP though because I only had scraps left of the striped paper. I added some more stars on the inside of the card front.
So...now it is YOUR turn!! Would you like to win the stamp and sentiment that I used on my card? Make a card using a High Hopes image, add some stars or stripes (you don't have to use both), and upload your card to the challenge post on the High Hopes Blog. Kimmie will pick a random winner next Sunday who will receive these stamps for free!! Gotta love free stamps, right? This is a simple challenge...most stamps can be paired with stripes!!!
Oh, and if you upload your card to SCS, use keyword HHC37!
On a personal note, our closing of the new house was postponed until Monday. So we are "stuck" in South Florida for the weekend. Usually not a bad deal, but I have a head and chest cold so I would much rather be home. Not to mention that there is NO stamping here!! Yikes!! I am going to go through withdrawals!! Hopefully we will be home Monday night. We are supposed to leave again on thursday for the 4th of July weekend in Daytona Beach! And I have some DT stuff that needs to be done before I leave. Oh well! At least the kids are having fun with their cousin.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can play along!! Happy Stamping!