Thursday, January 22, 2015


Hello all,
Wonderful news!! My friend is finally a U.S. citizen! She has passed all her tests that would probably challenge my knowledge of this country. She is so proud to be an American and I am so proud of her. I am just beaming right now!! So, naturally why not celebrate with a card!!

I took the Paper Players challenge #228 to heart while making this card. I wanted my card to scream HOORAY!! The exaggerated punched stars and the wooden 'U.S.A.' sentiment I think did the trick.. 

The 'tattered' flag look. I achieved by ripping strips of red and white paper then distressing them for an aged look. The wooden letters were left unfinished and distressed just a bit to add texture. With all this craziness I left the blue part of the flag a rectangle to add some structure and slightly distressed the edges.

So here we are and I hope you like it!

Card Size: 4 x 6

I just love the way this card turned out.. But more importantly, I am proud to know what it represents.  My friend is a U.S. citizen and America is lucky to have her in our ranks. God Bless my friend and God Bless America!

Entered Challenge:
The Paper Players Challenge #228
On another note it is time to take a blog break. My family needs some attention so I will be there to give it to them.. I will be back soon, so please don't forget me!! Take care and have a wonderful night!!
All the best,


Claire Creates Cards said...

Shawna, what a FABULOUS card for your friend! It is perfect! I love the torn distressed paper and the USA says it all! Thank you for joining The Paper Players this week! XX

LeAnne said...

Lovely vintage feel to this cool card! Very nice of you to honor your friend with this awesome creation! Enjoy your blog break, too, glad you participated with us this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Shawna, I love your card! I'm sure your friend will love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)

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