Sunday, February 15, 2015

President's Day Greetings...

Hello stamping friends and Happy President's day!  I'm headed to George Washington's house at Mt. Vernon today to have a little chat with the Prez.  Yep, for real!  I read they are doing some fun laser archaeology to document every little piece of the house- trying to determine what exactly is ORIGINAL!  It might be interesting seeing some folks crawling on hands and knees over there tomorrow...Looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack!

Anyway, while I'm over sipping tea and schmoozing with the President and Mrs. Martha, I'll leave you with another little treat.  I'm hosting a few new challenges over at my JOURNEY CHALLENGE BLOG and thought I'd be the first to post a linkup...

Now, as you already know, My FSJ supplies are limited right now...I'll get more soon, but for now, I have to use what I have.  Just squint really tightly and you'll see those stars are Richard Garay's Star diecuts (wink, wink).

I stamped the big stars on the Cranberry Bliss cardstock using Versamark ink.   I used distress ink and FSJ Black Licorice ink on the white panel and added the stars from the January Kit Of The Month and the itsy bitsy star from the Banner Party set. The sentiment came from the Thank You ATS stamp set.
Here's a close-up of the distressing/aging I did to the American Sun image.  I love that image and it's PERFECT for this special President's Day holiday.
The little flag on a stick was an after-thought.  I thought the brightness of the flag offset the distressed colors in the card and helped create the collage effect I was going for.  Adding the little beads to the Journey twine finished the embellishing off.
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I hope you enjoyed this card.  Please join me (and other Journey Fans) in particpating in the Sketch challenge- It's fun, FREE and you just might win some FSJ goodies!!!

Check it out HERE


  1. Kerry this is a beautiful piece of art! Wow!

  2. Great job on the Vintage look. Thanks for starting the Challenge Blog!

  3. Cannot put into words how much I love this card! Beautiful!


Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry