July 3, 2012

Red, White & Blue........

................FOREVER!  Seeing as tomorrow is the 4th of July I thought I would share this patriotic card with you.
The center star/circle was cut from a piece of paper that is in the K & Company Americana stack. I added Crackle accents to the off-white area leaving the star part as is.  I mounted it on a couple of scalloped ovals I cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The random stars I cut from Stand & Salute.
 Here is a closer look at how that Glossy Accents look, I am pleased with how it turned out.  The red,white & blue banner is a sticker which must be a K & Company (lost the packaging) because it has a star in there that matched this one perfectly.  

Now if you visit my blog regularly (thanks :) you know that I have a couple of grandsons in the Navy, one has already finished his schooling and is a Sonar Tech and the other one will also be a Sonar Tech but is just in the beginning of his schooling.   Now this card is particularly special to me as just this morning we found out that grandson #1 will be going out on his first deployment/underway on a submarine.  He will be gone for 3 months over the holidays, we are so very excited for him as he finally gets to see first hand what a Sonar Techs; duties are.  After a year of training it is so very thrilling to finally get to go underway.  His sub that he is assigned to is in Portsmouth undergoing an overhaul so he will be a "ghost rider" on another sub.  I had already started this card yesterday not knowing the news so I will be sending him this card to wish him well on his journey.  It is rather bittersweet as he has a wife and a 17 month old daughter, but they will be fine.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak at my blog, would love to hear what you think of my card.
 And a very very Happy 4th of July to all especially those serving our country.
Challenges for this card
Sentimental Sundays   Patriotic Colors   ends  7/7
Make it Monday  Always anything goes  ends 7/8
Cute Card Thursday Patriotic   ends 7/4
Simon says Stamp  Patriotic or Sporty  ends 7/4
Mr Sheri Crafts  I love America   ends 7/6
Tammys Scracpin Corner Celebrations/4th of July  ends  7/8
Sisterhood Crafters  Stars  ends 7/8
Hiding in my Craft Room  anything Goes    ends 7/7


Sharon said...

This is so very beautiful Donna. I so love the star and all of the great colors. I can hear how very proud you are of your Grandsons! Thank them for me for all they will be doing for our country! Have an awesomely wonderful and safe 4th!!!! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Bless those boys that serve our country- you must be very proud! Love your card- here from MIM

Nicole said...

This is a great card and a great tribute to your grandsons!

Lin said...

Beautiful patriotic card! Very special for your grandson. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Tammy Ortiz said...

Just beautiful. I love the card and it is perfect for this holiday.
Thank you so much for taking the time to come enter in this week's Challenge.I Love your Creative Side, Best of Luck!
Hugs, Founder and Owner Tammy Ortiz

Emily Shroom said...

Great card, and thanks for enabling me again, I think I need to go look at crackle accents ;-)
It's so lovely too for your grandsons to know how proud you are of them and get such beautiful tokens of your love.

Sandy Palmer said...

I just love the way your card turned out! Love the colors, paper,the big star in the middle! I also LOVE the different shaped sentiment! Your grandson will love his card!!!Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Pia S said...

What a fab design - love what you've done with the sentiment - really decorative! Spotted your great card on MIM.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous creation ... love that star medallion! God be with your grandsons and keep them safe!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Donna, love that star and fabulous sentiment, fabulous work.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Kathy said...

Such a cool look with the glossy accents over the star, love it. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Micki said...

Wonderful patriotic card. Thanks for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Seeing Stars" challenge.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! I love the star centerpiece! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Julia said...

Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this on Make it Monday!
These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.

Debra Pate said...

Beautiful Card! Great job! I saw it on Make it Monday!

Debra Pate
Fabulously Creative