I know, Christmas isn't supposed to be patriotic, but maybe I've mentioned how challenges work together for me? First, Jingle Belles asked for stars and/or stripes, then Retro Rubber gave us some red, white, and blue inspiration, and today (US Independence Day) Little Red Wagon prompted us for Christmas in July. All I needed was a sketch, and for the fifth week of the month, Sketch Saturday gives us our choice; 276 was perfect!
stamp set - Star Santa (retired); ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy; Stampin' Blends - Cherry Cobbler dark, Night of Navy light and dark, Smokey Slate light and dark; Wink of Stella - gold (retired), clear; card stock - Whisper White, Real Red; Big Shot with Stars framelits (retired), Scalloped Oval Frame Bigz die (retired) and Stripes embossing folder (retired)
I can't tell whether the embossed stripes are visible in the photo, but they look great in person. :) I have no idea how old the stamp set is, because it was retired when I bought it in 2009 or 2010. I saw a card done with it shortly after I became a demonstrator, and I wanted it so much I went looking for it on Etsy. I still love it!