US Flag Day
by Neva Cole
The American flag is honored with a day of its own on June 14th. This day is also known as Armed Forces day. The American flag represents the life of an individual who has served in the military. There is a certain reverence for the flag and for all that it symbolizes for our country. I am honored to share a card that features the red, white, and blue. You could make your own tomorrow (Flag Day) and send it to someone for 4th of July wishes!
Time: 30 minutes
Stamp Unity’s Ragged Ol’ Flag in VersaMark Dazzle in Champagne on Bristol board cardstock. Use a chalk applicator tool to apply crafting chalk to the image. Hold the cardstock at an angle in good lighting to apply directly to the VersaMark ink. Stamp sentiment from Ragged Old Flag in Memento Danube Blue. Use a deckled edge ruler to tear around image.
Use a foam brush to apply Creative Medium original to seal the chalk. Set aside to dry.
Mark off the size of your background cardstock with post-it notes on your craft mat. Apply varying size drops of All-Purpose Ink in Midnight to craft mat with a cotton swab. Place Bristol board cardstock and smooth with fingers to spread ink. Clean craft mat with StazOn All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner. To speed up the drying process for the base color heat with a heat gun. Apply All-Purpose Ink in Red Delicious to Craft Mat with the other end of your swab and place the cardstock and smooth with fingers a second time. Adding the colors in two steps avoids the “muddling” of the color. If needed, fill in areas on cardstock with the cotton swab.
Tear a Kraft cardstock mat to back the flag image and adhere the layers together. Adhere the splotched background to Kraft card base. Adhere flag image to the card at an angle.
- VersaMark Dazzle – Champagne
- Memento – Danube Blue
- Creative Medium – Original
- All-Purpose Ink – Midnight, Red Delicious
- Craft Mat
- StazOn All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner
- Strathmore Bristol cardstock
- Kraft cardstock and card base
- Craft chalk and applicator tool
- Foam brush
- Cotton swab
- Deckle edge ruler
- Unity – Ragged Ol’ Flag stamp