Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy 4th of July!


Every once in a while I go “challenge crazy” and try to include a bunch of challenge requirements in one card. Well, this would be one of those cards! I think I made it fit four challenges
 (for me, that's alot!). Originally I had 2 other challenges included too but misread the requirements so I've removed them.
http://thedutchmagnoliachickies.blogspot.com/ - #25 “Holiday” (4th of July)
http://magnoliastamplovers.blogspot.com/ – “Distressed” (background & edges)
http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ – “Buttons & Burlap OR Bows” (buttons & bows)
And there is one more but I need to wait a few days to reveal that one!

And on top of all that I might switch out the 2 little sentiments and make this a birthday card for a good friend. The Happy 4th will then say Happy Birthday and the God Bless America will then say God Bless You! OR I may just leave it like it is and send it to my Wisconsin family and make a whole new card…more feminine…for my friend. It will all depend on how much time I have.
I had fun making this card but every time I do this…make a card fit several challenges…I find that by the time I’m done I think the card is too “busy”. But since its for a celebration I guess that might be okay (?).

Ingredients:
Magnolia stamp – “Edwin ?”*
    (colored with colored pencils)
I added the sparklers!
Market Street Stamps – “Grungy Border” (background)
Sentiments – computer generated
Cardstock/paper – all from my stash 
Buttons & ric-rac - also part of my growing stash!
StampingScrapping Design twine – red & white twist*
Stickles glitter glue – “Icicle” & “Gold”*
Pop Dots – white foam squares*
*All starred items I got at www.StampingScrapping.com   

Thanks for stopping by today!
God bless you! And God bless America!

3 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Sandie
Well one could not mistake it as a patriotic card, could one? Ha
You have certainly sold the Red White and Blue, and with the stars and stripes, it cannot be mistaken for the Union Jack! Having said all of this it is a great themed card and you have added the appropriate elements to make it sing, I love 'busy' on a card, so to me there is never too much.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner, we are so pleased to see your work.
Smiles:)
Sue

Anneke. said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you so mutch for your participation at the DMCC.
Greeting Anneke.

Plony said...

A great card, it gives me a happy feeling. Thanx for joining us at DMCC, hugs Plony.