Monday, July 2, 2012

To the Land of the Free!

Decided to make a Independence Day card.
Don't have many Independence stamps.
That means I have to reach for some creativity.

3 things about this card

1. I used the SU! stripe embossing folder, used VersaMark
and embossed with red glitter embossing powder.

2. I stamped on the satin ribbon and used
red and blue Gelly Roll pens to color the letters

3. I used a Hawaiian quilt punch that I just had to have.
That was several years ago.
First time I used it!

The picture doesn't do it justice.
The star is silver glitter CS.
The red stripes are glittery and very shiney.
The rhinestones on the quilt squares are red.
BTW, embossing/glitter powder is everywhere!

Few good inspiring challenges today.

The Critter Challenge - And some sparkle
The Cupcake Craft Challenge - bright (colors) as a (blue star) button
Cute Card Thursday - Patriotic
Incy Wincy Designs - Patriotism (use color or items)
Just Us Girls - Use stars and sparkles
Love to Create - Stars n' Stripes
Paper Craft Star - No designer paper
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - red, white and blue
Sentimental Challenge - be patriotic with sketch
Nicole sketch 1
Simon Says Stamps - sporty and/or Patriotic
Simply Create Too - Theme, country where you live
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - red, white and blue with a little sparkle too!
Top Tip Tuesday - Independence Day or Stars
Desert Island Crafts - Pick at least 3 of 10,
   1. Sketch Challenge
   2. Glitter
   3. Use Rubber stamp
   4. Silver
2 Sisters Challenge - red, white, blue optional glitter/bling
365 Cards Sparkle and Shine - use 2 sparkle/shine techniques
   1. embossing powder/glitter
   2. Glitter CS
Aud Sentiments - Bingo (Bling, Embossing,die cut)
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything goes
Card Makin' Mamas - red, white and blue
Paper Pretties - red, white and blue

Love trying new techniques, keeps my mojo goin'!
A Happy 4th to you.

I'll never forget the 4th that a firecracker exploded in my hand.
Made some real good blood blisters.
Watch your kids - closely.
Stay Safe!



Patti J said...

So good to see you here tonight! Your card is so much fun - love it! And, girlie, look at all of those challenges! Hope you win several of them :) Hugs...

Sylvia said...

Your card is beautiful Sally, love that it is Red, White, and Blue. Thanks for joining us for Jinny's "cardstock" challenge, hope you will join in on the other three in celebration of the 2nd anniversary at the Papercraft Star! Happy 4th!

Louise said...

Fabulous creation and lovely bright colours,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
Louise xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Aud

Olga said...

Gorgeous, you could also enter this at Joan's Garden!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! I just adore all the glittery goodness here, Sam! Such a perfect creation for tomorrow's holiday! Thanks so much for playing along with my Cardstock Challenge at Papercraft Star!

Suzanne said...

great use of red white and blue great card layout too thanks for joining us at stamptacular this week

Michelle Looi said...

Great ideas to use the blings on the flag!
Thanks for joining us at 365cards!

Sharla said...

Awesome card, I love all the different techniques you used. Stamping and coloring on the ribbon turned out great! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges. ~sharla

marion said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Critter Challenge blog and good luck. Hugs, marion

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Zenita Smith said...

Great card!! I had to smile when you said the stamp was something you just had to have and it was the first time you used!! Sounds so familiar.. hehe. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

Brodders said...

Great card with lovely bright colours,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck - Jane x

Bea und Doreen said...

Gorgeous card.
Many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday, Aud sentiment and Sentimental Sundays this week

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Sally: Your patroitic card is so cute--I love it! Thanks for joining us for our Challenge #16 - "Country Where YOU Live".

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous creation ... brilliant take on Jinny's challenge ... thanks so much for playing at Papercraft Star

Micki said...

Wow, that is a great card. Love how you incorporated quilt design with the stars. So unique I love it. Thanks for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Seeing Stars" challenge.

Maria Levine said...

Love your flag card! Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week at Love to Create! Please Come Back & Play with us again really soon!

Many Blessings,

Rosemary said...

I love the fact that you were undaunted to create without having a lot of Independence Day items. sign of a true crafter!

Your resulting card is fantastic! Even if the photo isn't doing it justice, I love it. I can see the shimmer and the vibrancy of the colors. Very clever use of the punch as well (and honors our 50th state to boot!).

Really terrific, I am so glad you shared it with us at Opus Gluei. I hope that you wander on over to play with us again!