June 27, 2011

Patriotic Stamp!

Hi Everyone!  It's Liza from Hoo's
   Very excited to be back here on SweetSassyDiva for
another wonderful project week.   This week we are doing STRIPES for
the 4th of July.  When I decided to do this, I thought....sure, that's
easy!  Three colors, some stripes, some stars, tada!  Oh, but the
catch..... TRY NOT TO USE STARS!   My brain froze.  How do you do
4th of July without stars???

After some thinking and staring at the wall I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

I decided to make a new door hanger for the holiday

I used Recollection, DCWV and Core'dinations papers
Gypsy Wanderings for the postage stamp cut {11.25"}
I hand cut the white mat {9.75" x 9.75"} and layered that with the blue mat
{9.75" x 5"}
I did ink the edges of those mats with Tim Holtz distress ink before adhering
I cut a border from the kraft paper with a Fiskars punch and placed it below the
blue mat.
Wrapped red bakers twine around the bottom of the white mat to add some color
and texture.
I added some faux stitching all the way around with a white marker.

The red and white stripes were cut {1" x 5"} and {1" x 9.75"}
I doubled up on the reds and placed 3D foam between to give those stripes more

For my medallion,  I made an accordion fold rosette from some patterned
paper.  I used two {1" x 12"} strips glued together. 
For the number I used Sweet Treats with REAL DIAL SIZE {2"} and did some faux
stitching in white.
The letters were welded together on the Gypsy using BATMAN font {1.25"}, faux
stitched and layered onto the number.

The rocket cuts are from Designers Calendar {2.25"} in varying colors.  I
popped up the center rocket for dimension and added some white dots with a Gelly
Roll pen.
I tucked those in behing the rosette and adhered down.

As you can see...I stayed away from the stars by using white buttons.
I added some polka dot grosgrain ribbon from SU! to the back and proudly hung on
my front door.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and have been coming back to see some
of these great projects from the Design Team.   Visit me over at Hoo's Crafty! to see some more of
my projects.

You can get baker's twine by Clicking Here! be sure to tell them that sweetsassydiva.com sent you!


Lori Apgar said...

I LOVE this!!! The white buttons are just perfect!

L.B. said...

a great project for the fun holiday coming.

Nadia said...

Love the postage stamp cut and your use of buttons is very patriotic!
Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

Suzanne said...

Great idea to use buttons instead of stars. Also love the rosette. Everything looks great together.

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