Monday, July 1, 2013

Americana- Michael Strong Day 1

This week, I am the Card Captain over at Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.

  My card uses Michael Strong's larger Cloisonne Star Stamp- there is a smaller star with the same design in this set as well. I embossed the image using Silver E.P. on Navy cardstock. The background is Red, Navy and Metallic Silver using an older Technique Junkies UFO.......from my stash. I wanted a striped pattern, so embossed the stripe EF from SU, but left the stripes as is- no highlighting with ink.......  My husband says it is not traditional enough..... Well.....I like it- I won't give it to him.....hehehe.   I added shimmer around the sentiment and the edge of the card with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.The sentiment is retired SU.
 If you happen to have just one Michael Strong stamp and want to get daily inspiration in your mailbox, come join the Yahoo group.  It is a fun group with monthly challenges plus a Sketch Challenge- and not too much chatter...... and on occasion, Michael has giveaways too......

613 Avenue- Anything Goes Plus colors of your flag
Amusing Challenge- Anything Goes
2 Sisters- Stripes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- Red, White and Blue
Sisterhood of Crafters- Stars and Stripes
Perfect Sentiment- Red, White and Blue

Thanks for stopping by!


Gerrie Johnnic said...

Maybe not traditional, but very ARTSY! it. and thanks for your kind comment on my untraditional wonky, underwater art. hugs

Terry said...

What a cool card! I love that background and that star is so eye catching! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your background paper on this card is such fun and I love the star!

Linda Palmer said...

I love the muted paper in the background and the beautiful star. Beautiful card

Joanne said...

WOW! This is just stunning! I love your silver embossed star, what a great stamp. Super job and so perfect for our 4th of July challenge at CC&CC. Thanx for joining us. Joanne

Lisa B said...

I love that gorgeous card!! That star is amazing!! Thank you for playing along with our Star & Stripes challenge over at the Sisterhood.

Darlene said...

Oh Shelly this is AWESOME!!! Love your design and that star is fabulous!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Stars & Stripes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

jimlynn said...

GREAT background Shelly and love the star with all that silver! So creative and pretty.

Micki said...

That is an awesome star. Love the background and it accents that star perfectly. Really gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Stars and Stripes Challenge.

Donna said...

Awesome card! Love that background. Very cool!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Love this card. The stamp is very cool.

Dewi Lestari said...

It's awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: 4th of July

Laura said...

Shelly, I love this "non-tradional card". And tell your husband Traditional is not always FUN!! Thats what makes it FUN about creating your own cards. You can BE very creative. As always you Rock with your BG. TFS

kiwimeskreations said...

Love it Shelly - and stick to your guns as far as your hubby goes - you are the card maker, not him :-)

Jenn Bedient said...

Beautiful card! Love your design, and think it's fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a great day!

- Jenn DT
Crafted My Fancy