Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Red, White, & Blue: USA Banner

Independence day may be over, but we're still celebrating the good ol' Red, White, & Blue with Scrapalicious USA blog's latest 2-week challenge.  While I went straight-up patriotic, your submission doesn't have to just has to use the color palette. Join in the fun and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrapalicious USA store!  (And $10 goes a long way at Scrapalicious prices.)  Also, be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you can receive sale and giveaway information.
July 19th Update:  
Sadly, Scrapalicious USA has closed, this challenge is no longer valid.  :-(

Some Details:
  • I used coasters as the base for my letters, covering each in a vintage book page.  Yep, I finally purchased a book with the sole intention of destroying it...gulp...those first few pages were tough.  I was taught to respect and care for books; it seems such sacriledge, but boy does it look nice!  :-)  To fade the print a bit, I used Old Paper Distress Ink and Stain and Picket Fence Distress Stain.  
  • Each letter is layered on top of a bit of burlap.  K & Co. Americana diecuts are layered up and accented with Stickles and Distress Stickles.
  • The center coaster has an extra dangling ornament...a diecut "The Land I Love" circle that's hung with a couple jump rings and a trinket pin.
  • I punched a hole in the top corners of each coaster and asterisk element to attach jump rings.  A long strand of baker's twine was strung through the jump rings and short lengths were used to tie the rings to the long strand, holding each element in place along the strand.


Patterned Paper:  Vintage book pages
Inks: Distress Stain ‘Old Paper’, ‘Picket Fence’; Adirondack paint dabber ‘Snow Cap’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Heirloom Gold’
Embellishments: K&Co diecuts ‘Americana’; burlap; Distress Stickles ‘Old Paper’, ‘Frayed Burlap’; Papertrey Ink baker’s twine; Tim Holtz jump rings; Memory Makers pin;
Tools:  Zots; hole punch
Misc: PTI coasters


  1. Very patriotic!! Great way to use coasters.

  2. just fabulous - your bunting looks really good and the colours and texture are great! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon says Stamp & Show.

  3. Awesome! Project! Love it! the Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge!

  4. This is great!! I love the idea of using the coasters! I love the twine and burlap! Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  5. What a neat lookikinf banner! I too have bought books to use the text from but have yet not broken done and ripped into them. Looks like I might have to now. I especially like the burlap, I may have to find some so I can use ths as an addition to my art too.

  6. LOVE this...The Newsprint Paper is perfect....


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