Monday, May 31, 2021

Patriotic Cards - Stamps and Chipboard from Creative Embellishments


Happy Memorial Day America!  This is a day to celebrate our freedom, our patriotism and our wonderful country.

 I am celebrating American pride with just a few of the many patriotic themed products from Creative Embellishments.  They have stamps, stencils, shaker sets, shaker pieces, home decor and chipboard accents to help celebrate your love of America.

Creative Embellishments - Eagle in Flag Rubber Stamp is the featured focal point of both cards today, accented with Creative Embellishments - Stars and Stripes Balloon chipboard andCreative Embellishments 4th of July ATC Coin set.

The chipboard pieces have all been heat embossed using Stampendous Aged Ivory embossing powder.  After embossing, I backed each of the chipboard pieces with cardstock to make them pop from the page.

 The Creative Embellishments - Eagle in Flag Rubber Stamp was stamped and then colored using Distress Inks.   Nothing too fancy because I wanted the stamped image to be the star of the show.  I am also giving the cards to men so I needed to tone down the glitz and focus on the message/intent of the card.  My son really doesn't need a ribbon or florals on the card, no matter how much I want to add them..oh and I really wanted to keep on gussying.

Simple fact - cards don't always need a lot of embellishing.

Additional Information

The Eagle in Flag was stamped on to watercolor paper ( Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets) using the MISTI 12 x 12 - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented stamping platform and colored using Distress Inks  (shown below) and  Blending brushes from Picket Fence Studios .  

I like the Neenah watercolor paper because it has absolutely no texture allowing for a perfectly stamped image when used with the MISTI stamp platform for stamping.  While the MISTI is a bit pricey, nothing beats perfection when stamping.  I eliminated wasted paper because I can get a perfect image every time.  It makes the whole stamping experience more enjoyable. 

Thanks for stopping here today.  Happy Crafting.


  1. Gorgeous cards Jennifer! Really love the image of the rubber stamp! Thinking about getting one myself since I make alot of patriotic cards throughout the year :)

  2. Fantastic designs. Bold, beautiful, and bursting like fireworks themselves with patriotic cheer.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life