Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stripes of July!

A little rewind from a few weeks ago.   The SweetSassyDiva DT was asked to make some 4th of July projects.   However, this particular project was to use STRIPES.  When I decided to do this, I thought....sure, that's easy!  Three colors, some stripes, some stars, tada!  Oh, but the catch..... TRY NOT TO USE STARS!   My brain froze.  How do you do 4th of July without stars???

After some thinking and staring at the wall I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

I decided to make a new door hanger for the holiday

I used Recollection, DCWV and Core'dinations papers
Gypsy Wanderings for the postage stamp cut {11.25"}
I hand cut the white mat {9.75" x 9.75"} and layered that with the blue mat {9.75" x 5"}
I did ink the edges of those mats with Tim Holtz distress ink before adhering together.
I cut a border from the kraft paper with a Fiskars punch and placed it below the blue mat.
Wrapped red bakers twine around the bottom of the white mat to add some color and texture.
I added some faux stitching all the way around with a white marker.

The red and white stripes were cut {1" x 5"} and {1" x 9.75"}
I doubled up on the reds and placed 3D foam between to give those stripes more dimension

For my medallion,  I made an accordion fold rosette from some patterned paper.  I used two {1" x 12"} strips glued together. 
For the number I used Sweet Treats with REAL DIAL SIZE {2"} and did some faux stitching in white.
The letters were welded together on the Gypsy using BATMAN font {1.25"}, faux stitched and layered onto the number.

The rocket cuts are from Designers Calendar {2.25"} in varying colors.  I popped up the center rocket for dimension and added some white dots with a Gelly Roll pen.
I tucked those in behing the rosette and adhered down.

As you can see...I stayed away from the stars by using white buttons.
I added some polka dot grosgrain ribbon from SU! to the back and proudly hung on my front door.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Be sure to visit SweetSassyDiva each day and see the amazing work from the Design Team.  


L.B. said...

Buttons work great here. Wonderful

Cindy@ said...

Very nice.

Stephanie said...

You blog is GREAT!

I left something for you on my blog.

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Oh, my goodness! This just fabulous! Please post some more creations! I look forward to seeing your blog again!

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