Friday, July 4, 2008

I Love America



Here is the fourth of July card I made for my Mom and Grandma. It's HUGE! Almost a full sheet of cs folded in half, but I needed the space to get everything on it. I was having some serious color challenges, but I think it turned out alright. It's not my favorite card ever, but they will like it because they are my Mom and Grandma, and that's what Mom's and Grandma's do, right? ;o)

That's another stamp I rescued from the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby. I thought it was a sweet image. I stamped it with Versamark here, and embossed it with black. It has been AGES since I've heat embossed anything, but I love the look it gives so I don't know why I don't do it more often. After that, I sponged Not Quite Navy and Garden Green over the top of the image for sky and grass. The fireworks are stamped in Craft White on basic black, and I outlined some of them with blue and red metallic pens. That bit looks better (brighter) in real life.

Recipe:
Stamps: SU! Happy Fourth, Patriotic Image
Paper: Basic Black, Baroque Burgundy (yep, still have some), Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Craft White, Versamark, Night of Navy, Garden Green
Other: Metallic pens, Black embossing powder, Burgundy Organdy Ribbon, Sponging

If time allows this morning I'm hoping to get a post up on my family blog too, so if you're interested, be sure to check it out and see what Henry did yesterday! :)

Happy Fourth of July!

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7 comments:

Lorie said...

That is a big card but you are right...the image is just too cute! I love the way the fireworks are outlined in colors! Have a super 4th!

Kim said...

Happy 4th of July Sarah! Love your card...the back background is awesome!
Hugs~ Kim

kk127g said...

I love it. I think it came out great.
Have a Happy & Safe 4th.
KK

Lorraine said...

they are going to love this card! the images are wonderful! tfs

JAR said...

It turned out so fun! I bet they loved it!

Holly said...

oh, so cute! Your Hobby Lobby has better stamps in their clearance bin than mine does!
Holly

Lesly said...

I love this card. The image is so very sweet. I love how you did the background.

 
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