Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release Previews Day 2
Monday, May 27, 2013
Welcome to day 2 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps May release previews. Today we're taking a look at USA 1776, a wonderfully patriotic stamp set dedicated to the USA! I had a blast with this set and I'm not even American.
The background paper I stamped using two 'kite' shaped elements from the set that make up a star shape. Once I had stamped the background I embossed it with a houndstooth embossing folder to add some texture. The sentiment from the set is just one of 6 elements. I have to say I love the Statue of Liberty silhouette stamp, it's such a great size, I cut it out by hand which wasn't too tricky.
All the cardstock I used is from Core'dinations and I really found the Kraft-Core Collection perfect for this distressed look. All the edges are inked with a mix of Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. My second card is a little bit more vibrant!
I had to use some cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions from Core'dinations, the Americana pages were just the perfect fit for my cards and I love the kraft core once sanded! The red stripes I created using the Mini Rays embossing folder from Sizzix.
I'm loving the star border frame from USA 1776 and check out those fonts Claire used on the sentiments. The larger star is also from the same set and I just randomly repeat stamped it, only re-inking every other impression, I love this look! The eagle is another iconic image Claire included in this amazing set, I think Claire will have cut files available but I'm still happy to use my scissors for now!
I kept it simple on the inside and added another sentiment and the star motif from the set. There are lots of other images in this set that I couldn't cram into my card but I know you'll just love.
So I have to say USA 1776 is one pretty cool set, even if you don't live in America this is a great set to have in your stash to make cards for your American friends!! I can't wait to see what some of my American friends have created with this set! I'll see you tomorrow with some more creations! : )