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DOstamperSTARS Challenge #187: Falling Flowers 4th of July!

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Sketch Pad" challenge. 

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #187-Sketch Pad

Today's card came together quick, as I knew I'd be using a clever idea shared by one of my DOstamperSTARS, Linda Kaufman (who cased it from Pinterest).  She used the flourish image from Falling Flowers to create a 4th of July card.  I totally got excited about it and knew I needed to give it try and today's sketch seemed perfect for it!  Thanks Linda!

Falling Flowers 4th of July card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC187 #dostamping #stampinup

For the sketch, I decided to turn it on it's end.  Though - I may have to go back and do another card with this sketch, back in the landscape view, as I think it's a cool sketch.

Falling Flowers 4th of July card:

  1. Stamp flourish image from Falling Flowers with Dapper Denim ink on 4" x 2-5/8" piece of Whisper White
  2. Adhere to 3" square of 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, then adhere to folded 11" x 4-1/4" piece of Real Red cardstock.
  3. Punch out 3 Denim Dapper stars with Medium Star punch.  Die cut 3 Real Red stars with smallest die from Stars Framelits.  Adhere together, then adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp banner (Real Red ink) & greeting (Dapper Denim ink) from Thoughtful Banners, punch with Duet Banner Punch (Bundle & Save!).  Adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  5. Attach Rhinestone Jewels to stars and enjoy!

Falling Flowers 4th of July card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC187 #dostamping #stampinup

I'm sure there are a lot of other stamp sets that have images that could be used in outside-the-box ways.  Have you discovered any?  Makes me want to look over my stamps from a whole new point of view!

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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