Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th

Hello! Happy Independence Day to everyone in the US :) Its fitting that I have a fourth of July card today.

This card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #228.

I immediately thought those curvy lines looked like a flag and since it is the 4th of July, I made an attempt at creating a card based on the US flag. The red lines are actually the backs of a border stamp that I have. I used my misti to curve the border stamp while it was upside down. Once it was stuck to the flap of the misti, I stamped the top line and then moved the cardstock panel up and left and stamped again. Then I repeated it for the final line. I had to cut the panel down a bit because the bottom red line didn't go all the way to the edge on the left side.

 For the base panel, I used a navy blue top folding card base and drew little white stars with my white gel pen along the edges.  I stamped the sentiment on the white panel and then glued it to the navy base. A few Nuvo drops finished it off.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday; Paper Smooches - Borderlicious
Inks: Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch, SSS - Watermelon, Signo white gel pen

I am sharing this in the following challenges:

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  1. Simply splendid and I love the way you have not only used red, white and blue but incorporated stars and stripes too


  2. Lovely patriotic card, Sheryl. Captures the essence of the US flag beautifully. Fun idea to add the stars. Thank you for joining us this week at Less Is More.

  3. Terrific way to combine challenges! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. Cool card! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  5. What a fun and funky card Cheryl. Those stripes really do represent a flag rippling in the breeze. That was an inspiration moment to add hand drawn stars on the base card - so patriotic. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

  6. Fun 4th of July card and perfect for our red, white and blue challenge! Love the design and the stripes! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.


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