Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July


I hope all my US readers are enjoying their holiday weekend.  It is very hot and humid here in mid-Michigan, a good reason to stay inside and craft.  There are a lot of challenges for patriotic/red, white and blue cards so I thought I would play along.  I just got this new pad of paper from We R Memory Keepers, called Yankee Doodle.  The red background and the text paper are from the pack.  The stars paper is from my stash.  I stamped the image from Mostly Animals with Memento Danube Blue ink onto Cryogen paper.  I trimmed around the eagles wings and added the star paper behind him.  I designed the card then created a Patriotic Swag with my die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The blue star embellishments are the drop outs from the swag.  Finished size is 6" square.
Challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers - Patriotic
Card Makin' Mamas - Red, white and blue
Blogger's Challenge - Red, white and blue
Sugar Creek Hollow - Patriotic
Our Creative Corner - 4th of July

17 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Looks awesome Sandy!

Lori said...

This card is fantastic, I love everything about it!!

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful!!! Love all the red, white and blue.
And a Happy 4th of July to you too. Edna

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow, what a great patriotic card! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful patriotic card, love the design! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Patti P. said...

Sandy, I want to thank you for playing with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and hope to see you again next week. I love the way you layered your cut image on the star paper, it makes such a dramatic look. Loving your patriotic papers, great score on those. You have created a beautiful card.
Patti DT/SCH

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Sandy this is so beautiful. I love the soaring eagle image and the way your did the ribbon flag bunting. Thank for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

JP Card Crazy said...

Awesome card love the stars behind the eagle and the way you laid it out with the wings. The whole layout is fantfastic!

Cec said...

This is stunning, especially the way you have trimmed around the eagle and mounted it on the star paper. Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Sharon said...

your card is stunning! and I love the swag under the eagle. thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

Harriet Skelly said...

What a fantastic card - I love the cut away piece! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Colleen Dietrich said...

NEAT! I love those stars soaring above the eagle. THanks for playing in our patriotic challenge with Speedy's Friends!!

Deb.x said...

HI there - a lovely red, white & blue entry & v. tastefull too!
Thanks for playing at Card-Makin Mamas & good luck,
Deb.x

Ida said...

Awesome card. Love the design and how you cut out around the Eagles wings and added the star paper behind. Thanks for joining the BC Red, White & Blue challenge.

Ida said...

Awesome card. Love the design and how you cut out around the Eagles wings and added the star paper behind. Thanks for joining the BC Red, White & Blue challenge.

Viv said...

This card blew me away with that fabulous touch you did cutting around the eagle's wings! Amazing effect Sandy!! xxx

Kristin said...

Oh WOW! I love this card! The fussy cutting with the eagle and the star paper behind it is really amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at the OCC!