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Patriotic bunting and a new stamp company …Fun Stampers Journey

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

I have three cards to share today – three versions of patriotic bunting using stamps and dies from the newly launched Fun Stampers Journey company.

Card 1 has loads of white space to offset the red and blue colors of the flag style bunting. I diecut the banner and then stamped alternating colors using the 2 small background stamps in the matching stamp set.

I didn’t bother masking the top border of the banner before stamping because I diecut a second banner (there are 4 banners in the die set) from scrap cardstock and used it to layer on top of the stamped banner. Easy peasy.

Card 2 is a little fancier, but still with a lot of white space. I diecut 6 of the pennant style banners and stamped 3 of them, alternating the red and blue. The other 3 banners I trimmed away the pennants (saving for another project) and adhered the top border on top of the stamped banners. I used foam tape to raise these banners slightly for a dimensional look. Three varying sizes of bling in the corner offset the stamped Celebrate!

Card 3 is a more true US flag style bunting and even has fireworks stamped on the background.

NOTE: The union (starry field) should be displayed on the left whether the US flag is displayed in a vertical or the more normal horizontal position.

I diecut the flag style bunting to stamp my stripes, then diecut a scalloped banner to trim the top border away to cover my messy red stripe stamping. I used a scrap piece of cardstock to stamp the polka dot background in blue, and then used a 1/4-inch square punch to create the illusion of the starry panel. The focal piece also has red and blue fireworks stamped on it, the lighter images were stamped off 1-2 times. To be honest, although I like the idea of the fireworks and the flag bunting, I am not sure they go together. But that’s what sharing is all about. You can decide for yourself.

Since the starter kit did not come with red cardstock, I swiped the Sweet Berry ink along the edges of my matting layer to match the flag stripes. The raised felt pad made it extremely easy to swipe the edges…yay.

I also decorated the inside of the cards and the envelope with a few red and blue fireworks.

So…do you have a favorite among these three?

Stamps: Banner Party, Greet & Shout (Fun Stampers Journey)
Cardstock: White, Huckleberry Fusion (Fun Stampers Journey)
Inks: Sweet Berry, Blue Lagoon (Fun Stampers Journey)
Accessories: Journey Grand (FSJ-branded Grand Calibre from Spellbinders) and Pennants dies (Fun Stampers Journey); foam tape, bling

***Thank you so much for reading this post but I had to turn off comments because of spam. Why do some people feel the need to create spam…sigh. However, I am still available by email and would love to hear your thoughts on this card.