July 4, 2011

Stars & Stripes Forever

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE............I feel very honored to live in this fabulous country and am very thankful to all who make it such a great place to live.   I made this card in honor of our nations colors, the land of the free and the home of the brave.  One of my favorite things is honoring our country and I love making card using red, white & blue even if they are not necessarily a patriot card.

I will probably send this card to my grandson who is in the Navy studying to work on the submarines, just a note to tell  him I am thinking about him and miss him terribly.
I was created following the sketch this week at Card Patterns.  If you ever need some inspiration or a sketch to follow be sure and check them out they have some great sketches to work with.

I used the Cuttlebug embossing folders "stars" on the white area.  The star and swirls were cut from the Home Decor cartridge using my new Imagine to cut them in the color I wanted.  It was really cool as I could go into the colors and pick the exact shade that I wanted.  The Imagine also cuts like a dream on these intricate cuts.   The two stars on the bottom are the left over center star from the star swirl on top, it leaves it with a slight red edges which is nice.
The stars & stripes are cut from the Stand & Salute cartridge out of red glitter paper, I had the Imagine do two passes (cut) on this because sometimes the glitter paper is a bit hard to cut with just once by.
I even finished the inside very simply and left blank so I can write a note in it.
Well I thank you for stopping by and hope everyone is having a wonderful time with their family and friends today

Challenges for this card
Crafty Our Passion - Anything goes  ends 7/10
Stampin for the Week  Favorite things  ends 7/7
All Sorts Challenge Free & Easy (we live in the land of the free) ends 7/31
Card Making Mamas  Red, White & Blue  ends 7/7
Fairy Tale Challenge America  ends 7/7
Splendious Creations  Red, White & Blue ends 7/7
The Shabby tea Room  Red, White and Blue ends 7/10


Cricut Couple said...

How beautiful is this card?!? OMG! Love it!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the flourish!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card - love the embossing.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Bianca said...

Oh, I love your card! It´s very special and you have add so many little details! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Ida said...

Fabulous RWB card. Love that embossing folder (great minds think alike). Thanks for joining in on the BC Color Challenge this week.

PokSa said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the swirls and your style.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the challenge colors, wonderful dimension! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Sprytebyrd said...

Love this!!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Pam said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love it. TFS

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Striking! love the layout...

Thanks for joining in our Allsorts free and easy challenge this month

Emma xxx

Deb.x said...

Hi there - lovely fun card & well designed & made - v. tasteful!
Thanks for playing at Card-Makin Mamas & good luck,

darling Ho said...

Wow! This is so cool! Love your design.
Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~FTC-DT

Sheri said...

This is so pretty! I love how you did the inside! Thanks for joining us at The Tea Room ;-)