TUTORIAL | Patriotic Card Ideas | Sandpaper Road

Looking to get more variety out of your Americana-themed stamps? Here are a few ways to give your stamped images a fresh look!

For today’s inspiration, I am using the “Flag Across America” stamp from Technique Junkies.

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First, I stamped several images in red, blue and yellow ink.

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies; Distress Ink (Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed)

For variety, I incorporated KRAFT cardstock.

The simple addition of Kraft cardstock gives a facelift to traditional red, white, and blue projects.

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies; VersaMark Embossing Ink; Ranger White Embossing Powder; Kraft Cardstock by Lawn Fawn

I ran my navy blue card panel through a “star” embossing folder.

Sizzix Big Shot Machine

I dragged Distress Crayons around the edges.

Distress Crayons by Ranger

Next, I fussy-cut the America image.

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies

Then, I used die cuts for the “4th”.

Using the “Outline Letters Alphabet Die Set”, I die cut the “4th” out of red cardstock and also out of one of red-inked stamped images. Then, I used the inside-image of the “4” and also the outline die cuts from the red cardstock. Then, I added a bit of inexpensive white matte acrylic paint to the edges of the card panel.

Outline Letters Alphabet Die Set by Creek Bank Creations

I added bling inside of the stars.

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies; Outline Letters Alphabet Die Set by Creek Bank Creations

Try using color varieties.

Instead of traditional red, white and blue, utilize other color palettes.

I used a military-themed color palette with the same “Flag Across America” stamp to change the look and feel of the finished project. Click the photo below to see how to create this card!

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies; Label Rectangle Stitched Die by Creek Bank Creations

Check out my step-by-step process for creating this military-themed card shown above! It’s easy! Click the photo above to see the step-by-step process!

You could also use this same idea to create cards that inspire and encourage acceptance of cultural diversity in America. Think of the variety of color palettes which represent diversity, and let your imagination run wild!

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