Thursday, June 25, 2015

Patriotical

Okay, look that word up in your urban dictionary... It means Patriotic AND nautical all at the same time....  And that's what I was going for with my card. Mountain Plains Crafters is hosting a Summer Challenge 2015 sponsored by the amazing May Arts Ribbon.. 'Like" them on their Facebook page  -- you will find all kinds of inspiration there !! To enter our challenge, all  you have to do is link up a Patriotic or Nautical card to our blog post for a chance to win a fabulous prize. Also be sure to check out the other projects by my fellow DT members..

It's no secret that I am in LOVE with anything woodgrain.. Paper, washi, ribbon, stamps, stickets, embossing folder... So when I saw a cool post by Tammy Tutterow on her blog , I just had to try it.. Just make sure you label the toothbrush before you start using it for paint !! I squeezed a small amount of Tim Holtz Ranger Ink "Spun Sugar" Distress Paint onto my non-stick craft sheet, used an old toothbrush to pick up the paint, then ran the toothbrush up and down the kraft tag to create a woodgrain look.I used a toothbrush with varied lengths of bristles. After the acrylic paint had dried -- you can use a heat gun if you are impatient -- I used a blending tool to ink the entire tag with "Stormy Sky" Distress Ink..Then rub the tag with a clean, dry cloth. Paint creates a resist to the ink and you will remove the ink from the paint, creating a great effect..  A great big thank you to the fabulous Tammy Tutterow !!


The background paper was a printable design by Rhonna Mask Farrer that she offered free to her Instagram followers. Perfect for this challenge. You can see more of her amazing designs here I used an anchor die from Spellbinders and attached it to my tag using the best adhesive ever for detailed dies, Tombow's Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. It has a pen tip for small areas and is my Go-to glue for my dies ( and everything else ) !! A Nautical ticket roll by Fancy Pants provided the 3 tickets on the right side of my card, And to finish, I used a piece of fabulous May Arts Adhesive Rosettes ribbon. A bit of twine complemented my tag. The fabulous paper as my card's backdrop is from the ever-wonderful DCWV and their "Hey,Sailor" stack.


If you link up a card to our challenge, you have a chance to win a great prize of some fantastic ribbon from our sponsor -- May Arts Ribbon. And if you comment here on my blog you have another chance to win a great prize of nautical goodies along with some May Arts ribbon !!


Challenge begins 6/25/15 at 1:00 am ET and ends 7/4/15 at 1:00 am ET 
Link up a NEW project. No backlinking allowed.
(Limit of 2 entries).  
Winner will be announced late on July 4th.  Happy Independence Day! 
Link up at our blog HERE
Thanks everyone !!





25 comments:

  1. Great card! Love the tag. And love how the rosette ribbon looks like breakers in the ocean. (P.S. Loved all your cards for the coffee lovers hop; with 517 entries, I wasn't able to comment on all posts this time.).

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    1. Thanks SO much, Rebecca !!! I loved the rosettes too ... And thanks for the comment about all of my coffee cards --- those hops are SO much fun !!!

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  2. I love everything wood grain, too. This is just way too cool. I love how the floral ribbon complements the woodgrain tag!

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    1. Thanks, Pam !! We are the woodgrain twins !!!

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  3. Your card is great, I definitely feel the theme!

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    1. Appreciate your comment !! I loved combining patriotic and nautical .. Thanks for visiting Meticulosity !!

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  4. I love your woodgrain tag that looks like a post behind the anchor. What a fun design and beautiful card!

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    1. That woodgrain tag was so much fun to make and much easier than I thought !! Thanks for visiting Meticulosity... So glad you like the card !!

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  5. Love the card. Just so darn cute.

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    1. Thanks so much !!! Appreciate you visiting Meticulosity !!

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  6. This is fantastic Deb! From the Patriotical verbage (LOL) right down to the woodgrain technique. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Terri !! I had fun with this card and NO stamping !! Can you believe it ??

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  7. chuckling...I love that patriotical. I love nautical themed challenges...Hope I can play along. Your card is WONDERFUL.

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    1. Thank you, Amy.... So glad you joined in on our Challenge too... Appreciate the comment and for your support always ...

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  8. I love the way it turned out! Thank you for giving the technique a try and for the shout out and link! xoxo

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    1. I am absolutely thrilled by your comment .... What an honor to hear from you !! Will be trying out more of those techniques very soon... And thank you for visiting Meticulosity !!

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  9. Great card. I love all the details, colors, and patterns. Very creative!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for visiting Meticulosity !! It is greatly appreciated...

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  10. Debra, this card is just gorgeous! Love all of the wonderful elements you added, especially that gorgeous ribbon at the bottom!

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    1. Celeste, I agree, that ribbon is absolutely gorgeous !! Thank you as always for all of your support..

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    1. Those dies are fabulous----love that anchor too !! And the paper was a perfect match !! Thanks so much,,,

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  12. Your card is gorgeous. Love that tag! !

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  13. Totally so cutes. I love the layers of circles....and especially the woodgrain tag. AWESOME.

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