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Jul 6, 2021

Paper Players #548 - Stars and Stripes

 Welcome - Today's card is for the current Paper Players Challenge,
I'm also going to link to NBUS#28  Here is what I created for this challenge.

This card sort of evolved after I got started on it.  I first picked out a piece of striped designer paper I've had in my stash for forever and have no clue where it came from.  - I wanted something that wasn't patriotic.  Next I decided on using some Star Dies that I purchased from JoAnn's several years ago.  I've never used them before so this qualifies it to be entered into the NBUS challenge.
Next up I decided to use a Star embossing folder (Cuttlebug) that I've had for a long time as well.
I also used a new sentiment from SU - Through it Together stamp set.
I also sprayed on some Distress Mica Spray (Tarnished Brass - Tim Holtz) onto the white circle panel and the sentiment panel.
That's it for this card. - If you have questions about how it was made feel free to email me and ask.  
Colors used: Early Espresso cs, Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Whisper White cs, and a piece of old card stock that has speckles in it.  Again I can't identify where it came from.


  1. It evolved quite nicely :)

  2. it is beautiful and i love those embossed stars best of all. this is good for male or female, young or old

  3. Beautiful texture and design are so perfect with your sentiment, Ida! Perfect! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

  4. This is awesome! I LOVe that embossing folder...those stars are wonderful! I wonder if it is still available (probably not!)? You did a great job bringing all the elements together! Thanks for playing with our challenge this week!

  5. What a great combination of stars and stripes Ida! I love the addition of the embossed panel and the combination of the blue and red with the brown gives this card a unique masculine feel. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  6. Wow, love the homey colors on this -- terrific card, Ida

  7. Ida, your card came together beautifully! That paper is such a nice pairing with the stars. I bet that mica spray really pops in person, too. Awesome card! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  8. What a great patriotic design! I love the combination of pattern and textured embossing, Ida! It's a great take on the challenge mood board. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell