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Addicted to Stamps and More #152

Hi Everyone,

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next two weeks the theme is Make your Mark - that means you must use of anything that can make a mark - Stamping, Write, Markers of any kind, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc. etc. Not hard, right?
 I went with stencils for this challenge and since we just had July 4th I went with the American flag theme.

I used my beloved iStencils for this card - my favorite Stripes stencil and that cool Star Stream stencil

6x6 PTP-072 stripes stencil image 07-00010 Star Stream Paint Stencil

The stripes stencil I have used several times so far ( you can check it out HERE, HERE and HERE). Again I did somewhat of an ombre fade with the stripes. The stars I made with embossing paste on blue card stock. The wonderful sentiment is from Hero Arts - Year Round Sentiments. Do you know that I am now on the A2Zscrapbooking store  - a fabulous Hero Arts store and if you order your stamps from them you can get 15 % off your order using Cornelia15 :)))

Prize is 4 digis from the store

Sweet Pea Stamps (SPS) is a small home-based business in Michigan. SPS does not work from a brick and mortar shop. You will find SPS only on line at Sweet Pea Stamps. We pride ourselves in quality and value. Lynette McAnsh, Owner, is a perfectionist. If the product is not top quality, she will not offer it.

Lynette stated her small business selling D.O.T.S. in the 90s. In 1999 she started “Designs, Ink’d” and sold that business in 2004 due to health and family issues. Missing the love of running a small business, and with her children older, she started Sweet Pea Stamps in April 2009. Now, 5 years later, we are representing over 30 artists with digital images and rubber stamps. She does work alone, sometimes with the help of family; her turn-around time may be longer than the big companies. You will always be met with friendly and professional demeanor and her merchandise will always be the highest quality.

Other online places to visit SPS are the Facebook page Sweet Pea Stamps, and our Facebook group, Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans. SPS has a monthly blog challenge at One Sweet Challenge and daily inspiration from SPS’s designers atSweet Pea Rubber Stamps blog. 

And for once I stamped the inside of the card, using an ancient Hero Arts set - Hugs N Hearts

I hope to see you at ATSM!

Linking up with 

Less is MoreRED, WHITE & BLUE
Addicted to CAS - Patriotic
AAA cards - Stars
613 Avenue Create -  anything goes - optional flags
Operation Write Home - Thank you card


And again I have another card to share - made that for my Spotlight post over at STAMPlorations - You can see the tutorial over there.

Happy Stamping!


*Vicki* said…
Two really fabulous creations Cornelia!! I love that flag card as it looks so 3-Dish (if that's a word! LOL!) Your second card is really awesome with the colors and texture! You always make creative designs!! :)
Barb Ghig said…
Gorgeous American flag, Cornelia! I love how you placed the stars, and the ombre effect you created with your red ink for the stripes! Your 2nd card is really stunning! I can't wait to see how you created it :)
Thanks for joining in with the fun at 613 Avenue Create this week and choosing the optional 'flag' theme, good luck and see you next time.
Lorraine DT
Sazzle Dazzle said…
2 AWESOME cards as always Cornelia ... I will have to view your tutorial on the 2nd one ... intrigued but off to work very soon so later!!! Love the brilliant patriotic one too and thanks for linking up to Less is More, AAA Cards and ATCAS. Love it. Sarah x
Pam said…
I love that flag card. Those stencils are awesome.
Julie B said…
Two fab cards Cornelia, great use of the stencils and I love the colour on the circles. :)
hellerlittle said…
auch wenn wir den 4.Juli nicht feiern deine Karte passt perfekt zum Thema
und die andere Karte ist wieder ein Träumchen....
muss mal rüber hoppen und schauen wie du die gemacht hast....
weg bin .........
Susanne Vargas said…
Ich bin wieder da!
Tolle Karte! Du bist eine richtige Stencilmeisterin!
Kara Lynne said…
I love the ombre effect on your stripes, and WOW! what color you achieved in those circles!
Monika Reeck said…
I agree you are stencil masterin
your card with American Flag (ehem not German Flag??)
really american and really love the colors on it
clever card Cornelia
and the one for Stamplorations woooowwww
I see the step by step how you made and I adore the color the alcohol Ink really make your circle like a marble
hugs, Monika
Tanja said…
great take on the challenges - love how you used the stencils to achieve the patriotic look
conil said…
Have a soft spot for Red, White & Blue cards. This is one of the best I've ever seen. Perfect.
Love your cards Cornelia. I particularly love the stars and stripes card. Love the way the color fades tward the bottom. Just fantastic. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!
Cornelia, what a gorgeous Patriotic card! I really enjoy fading red stripes and stencilled stars, love their a bit wrong shapes. Thanks for sharing with us. -Sweet Kobylkin, ATCAS
cm said…
Your flag card is brilliant, especially the fade of the red that leads to the sentiment! Your second card, with those vivid, vibrant circles...oh my! Love it! Talk about 'making your mark' with flair and style, my friend! Awesomeness!
Dana said…
Wow!! LOVE it!! Great way to use stencils!!
Wei Wei said…
Stunning card! Love how you used the stencil. The flag card is very beautiful.
Shona Chambers said…
Brilliant stenciled card, so crisp and precise and oh so patriotic!!
Deepti said…
Gorgeous creations ! I love ur alcohol ink card :)
Kim Heggins said…
Two amazing them both but that first card with the stars and stripes is fabulous!!!
Neets B said…
Your stencilling technique is fabulous, Cornelia, I love the fade out of the red. Such a great card and thanks for linking up at Less is More x
Linda Beeson said…
I love your card has a patriotic look but it isn't really patriotic in theme. So glad you could join us at AAA Cards.
Anne said…
Love the way you combined your stencils Cornelia, fab card!
Thanks for joining us this week
Less is More
Barb Ghig said…
I'm so glad you added this gorgeous card to the gallery at ATCAS! Love it so much, Cornelia!!!
Rosmarie said…
Wieder zwei wunderschöne Exemplare! Ist schon beeindruckend was du jeden Tag an Karten schaffst!!
Anita in France said…
Gorgeous ombré stripes, Cornelia ... and lovely swooshes of stars ... a fabulous 4 July card! Your sneak peek card is stunning ... awesome glowing colours and texture! Anita :)
anja curvers said…
Such a gorgeous card love it. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

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