Sunday, January 4, 2015

Texas Flag

Texana Designs – Texas Flag and Jam’n Fence
Cardstock:  White core blue cardstock
Darice Embossing Folder - Clouds
Versamark Ink
Embossing Powder:  Denim, Black & Red
Distress Markers – Pine Needles & Corduroy
Distress Inks – Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo
Simon Says Stamps! Dies – Stitched Rectangles

Texana Design Team

For the February 2015 Texana Design Team we were supposed to create a Texas Independence sample and use embossing folders.  I opted to use the original tattered flag on a fence post in rural Texas.  

The way the stamp was designed the blue part is the color of the ink or embossing powder.  I used Ranger's Adirondack Denim embossing powder.  Next I used a versamark pen and colored the red portion of the flag.  I embossed it with Ranger Rich Red.  I cut out the flag only to paper piece on the finished card.  The next challenge was the post transitioning across the torn grass hill and the embossed sky.  I pulled out MISTi and stamped the post on the torn green cardstock exactly where I wanted the flag positioned and embossed it with black to match the fence.  Then I put the blue piece of cardstock down and embossed in black again.  One more time I embossed the flagpole on silver in black.

Next I put the blue cardstock (with white core) in the Darice embossing folder of clouds.  I tried to emboss only to the right of the black heat embossing.  Since the cardstock has a white core, I gently sanded the clouds.  I used my blending tool and vintage photo ink to define the horizon.  I used mowed lawn to define the bottom of the card.  I used Distress markers to color the fence posts and the grass.  Finally I was ready to assemble the main image.

I used the Simon Says Stamps! Dies - Stitched Rectangles for matting the card.  I used the largest die and cut it out in black and again in white.  I centered the main image on the center of the white inset rectangle.  The outside of the black was trimmed to about 1/2" wide.  In order to give the card a "shadow box frame" appearance, I mounted the black frame with black foam tape.  Finally I mounted the entire element on a red card.

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