Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America!!!

Just a quick post from me this morning as we are getting ready to host a 4th of July BBQ here at our house.  I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will actually hold off.  We have had gorgeous sunny weather for the past few days and of course today it's overcast and suppose to rain!!  Anyway I want to wish everyone in the USA a safe and happy Independence Day!

Today is the last Wednesday inspiration post for our current design team over at 2 Sisters.  This week's challenge is Red, White and Blue with the optional extra of glitter/bling.  There are 5 sponsors this week so there are 5 chances to win.

Here is the card I created using an image from one of our sponsors. . . . Meljens.

I started with a red card base.  I embossed a piece of white card stock using a dot embossing folder and then backed it in blue and white and added it to the card base.  I colored the image, Eagle, using crayola and prisma colored pencils.  I stamped the sentiment, CELEBRATE, onto white card stock. Then I backed bothe the image and the sentiment in blue, white and red card stock.  I added blue, red and gold glitter to the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges: Things With Wings

Forever Friends: Inspired By The USA

Delightful Challenges: Celebration

Totally Paper Crafts: Use a Digital Image

Mayzy Art Challenge: Flights of Fancy

Sentimental Sundays: Be Patriotic

Stamptacular Sunday: Red, White and Blue and a Little Sparkle Too

Tammy's Scrappin Corner: Celebrations or 4th of July

Incy Wincy: Patriotism

Card Ingredients

Meljens Eagle Digital Stamp
Hampton Art Birthday Sentiment Stamp Set
White Card Stock
The Paper Company Red Card Stock
The Paper Company Electric Blue Card Stock
Martha Stewart Garnet Glitter Glue
Martha Stewart Gold Glitter Glue
Martha Stewart Blue Glitter Glue
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots
Crayol Color Pencils
Prisma Color Pencils
Inkadinkado Black Ink


G8country life said...

Hi Mary beautiful card, very clean and perfect. Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner- Elisa DT
Good luck this week and hope to see you next challenge : )

sue w. said...

Super image. Love the embossing and layout. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts/
Hugs Sue W.

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Super card, just love the simple lay-out makes the image pop-up.
thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Jo said...

Perfect 4th of July card. Love the design. Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt challenges.

Unknown said...

Love this card Mary, great colours and love the design, very patriotic! Jo xxxx

Hazel said...

Beautiful CAS card - love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Unknown said...

Very patriotic and so clean and elegant.

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 of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

Mayzy said...

So cute and patriotic! Very well done. :o)

Thanks for joining the MayzyArt Challenge!


Jennipher said...

I love that Eagle with the flag. Great symbolism. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Darlene Lyons said...

Love the clean and simple design! Perfect for putting the focus on what the card is about! Love it! Thanks for joining us at MayztArt! I added myself to your followers!

Diane Louise J said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Diane x

happyscrapper said...

This is a beautiful simple card. The embossing is perfect along with the layers. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card...thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom Challenge this month, Jo xxx

Unknown said...

Great Stunning card and the coloring is perfect
We would like to thank you for Entering Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.

Joanne said...

Great card! Love your image and the embossed background, nice! Thanx for playing along with us at CC&CC! Aloha!

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