Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rolodex Swap: Theme Patriotic

For this swap I went the vintage route. For one, I love the vintage look and for two I just love patriotic and vintage together. July's theme for my Rolodex swap on the All Things Tim group is Patriotic and I need to finish all these prior to going on vacation otherwise I fear I may not get them totally done. 
I used lots of Tim's Distress Ink Pads and some distress stain. The red background is Fired Brick distress stain, dried and run through a Sizzix embossing folder. I wiped the embossing folder with Faded Jeans prior to running it through so that it would give it the blue colored stars. So cool!!
I made the flag with Tim's mini Old Glory movers and shapers and glossy paper and used Fadded Jeans and Fired Brick distress stain over the top. 
I also used Vintage Photo distress stain on the endges of the card, photos and also the flag to distress it a little more.
I made the star charm out of metal tape and again Tim's mini Old Glory die set. Punched a hole in the middle added a brad and a loop. 
This one was fun to do and I love the outcome. I am entering this one in the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog contest.. this week is show some brown. Since my edges are done in the brown and vintagy (a word I made up), I think it qualifies.



  1. how fantastic...I love them..but you art never ceases to amaze me claudine.
    susan s.

  2. Another great card! Love your newly coined word... vintagy is a good thing!

  3. Your patriotic themed layout is lovely! I love how you've done your image of the flag. Love the distressed torn picture of the eagle in the background and the bit of red fibers with the blue and white bakers twine bow! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. It's fantastic!!! i love the shiny firecracker! That vintage photo is perfect here! What fun Claudine!

  5. I much prefer your vintage to cute! Beautifully done, C :)

    I hope you guys had a great evening. You looked beautiful!