When I saw the Canada Day stamp set in the Summer Mini catalogue I had to have it (no surprise there - I have to have pretty much everything). This is one of the cards Judy and I made last week, but I decided to wait until today to post it.
I wanted to be sure the flag was accurate. The rules are that the length has to be twice the width of the flag; the centre panel has to be a square and each of the side panels has to be half the width of the centre panel. So for my flag I used a piece of whisper white that measured 5 x 2 1/2. Each of the red side panels is 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 leaving a square of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in the centre. I tried as carefully as I could to get the maple leaf image centred in that square.
On the base card I used one of the other stamps in the set, but just coloured in parts of it with my real red marker. I stamped them randomly trying to keep in mind where I had decided to place the flag. There are three fireworks stamps in the set and a tiny stamp with three stars. My set is clear mount so I mounted all 4 stamps onto one clear block. Using a sponge dauber I applied Platinum shimmer paint to the images and then stamped them a couple of times onto the base card.