Sunday, June 14, 2015

All American Birthday

Hello Everyone,

Addicted to Stamps current challenge theme is 'holiday'. We could choose any holiday, so I chose the 4th of July. One of my family members has a birthday on the fourth so why not make his card early and play along with Addicted to Stamps challenge blog.

Entering Challenge:
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge
#148- Holiday

This is a sketch I saved from
The Verve Sketches Blog: May 2014

So last night off I was to make a card from the The Verve Sketches Blog. It is a sketch that inspired me back in 2014 so I kept it until I thought it would be useful. Well now was the time!

And here is my card!!  Wanted the idea to be birthday and patriotic working together as one design. If they were competing with each other the card would make absolutely no sense. I think in this case I did a good job of fusing the two themes together. Well enough chit-chat here we are!! I just love the way it turned out!!

This card really is All American! It also nicely
doubles as a birthday card.

Texture and patterns all are working together
to form this cohesive design.
The blue twine and embellishments were
made to resemble fireworks.
The sketch has always reminded me of the 4th of July (U.S.A. Independence Day). It is probably because of the stars.. I decided to use the 'star' theme throughout my card but I don't think it is too overdone.

How to:

  1. Cut and scored my CS base to 4.25" x 5.5" (A2)
  2. Cut an A2 size sheet of patterned star paper and attached it to the card.
  3. Dry embossed a red strip of scrap then distressed it using Espresso Truffle Ink by Memento. Attached it to the card.
  4. Cut a blue banner to fit then distressed the edges using the same ink. Attached to the card.
  5. Cut striped paper to size and rounded the corners.
  6. Die cut three stars then scored lines in the stars for dimension. Dry fit.
  7. Created tag and distressed the edges with the same Memento Ink.
  8. Added dark blue twine and adhered it to the banner then added 3 pearl-like embellishments.
  9. Stamped sentiment.
  10. Assembled the entire card.
I want to thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed yourself and we will see you very soon.  And please if you'd like please leave a comment good, great, or otherwise. Take care all and thanks again.

All the Best,


Karen Mead said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love all those pretty papers:) Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome take on the sketch and I love how you distressed your papers! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Rahmat said...

Pretty card, and great paper piecing, all the colors and elements are perfectly combined together, thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Monika Reeck said...

5 layers wooooowwww and I love all that yummy brown shading on that red paper on that star
lovely card for manly also for girly I think I will CASE ing yours May I?
lovely DP too with that stars....
Great card again my dear friend
hugs, Monika

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