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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Red, White & Blue For You

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I never make July 4th cards....does anyone really send them?  But I thought I would send one to my sister, and even though she won't get it in time, I think she'll enjoy it nontheless!  Today's challenge at SCS was to use corregated cardboard somewhere in your card.  I had almost finished my card when I read the challenge, but I thought I could still incorporate that into it:

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DSCF4540 And here is a closeup of one of the little corregated hearts I made.  I pulled apart the cardboard, cut it freehand into a heart shape and then ran my ink pads lightly over top.  I added some PTI buttons sewn with some thread, and it was done.  I stamped this image twice, once in Rose Red, then again in Night of Navy and cut out the starred section of the flag and glued it on top.  This is a large card, almost 5x7"; the images are from "Hero" from Artistic Outpost and Background Basics: Text Style from PTI.

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Okay, we have red and white (vanilla), but no blue...oh well, see the blue stars on my wallpaper!!!  This card was made from some pieces I had been pushing around my table, leftover bits from a failure, but too good to throw away!  The stamps are from Simon Says (they have hundreds of stamps!) but I don't know the name of the set.  Here's the inside:

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The same little flower is stamped all over the red circle, too!  I needed a quick little thank you card and this fit the bill.

 

 

Thanks for visiting today!

  • Stamps:  Hero, Artistic Outpost; Text Style, PTI, Simon Says Sentiments & Flower
  • Paper:  Confetti Tan, VV, Real Red, Night of Navy
  • Ink:  Rose Red, Real Red, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel, Fresh Snow, PTI
  • Acc:  Nesties, PTI buttons, thread, Daubers, lace from my stash

 

17 comments:

Juanita said...

I love your Fourth of July card. I should have asked you for help with my party decorations!
That circle card is great, I love how you cleaned up a little and made a card at the same time.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What beautiful creations LeAnne!! I really love the vintage feel of them! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!! HUGS

Deb Neerman said...

Wonderful, LeAnne!!! Love your l'il corrugated heart ... sooooo cute!

mudmaven said...

These are great! I don't know if anyone actually sends the cards, but if I made one as nice as yours I'd find someone to send it to! Your sister will love it. ~chris

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous vintage July 4th card... PERFECT use of the cardboard, and your background is awesome, too!

Barbara said...

Lovelovelove that 4th of July card!!! Just love that vintage feel! Gorgeous, as usual, LeAnne!

Ann said...

These are great, LeAnne! I love the vintage feel of your 4th card, and the lace and colors on the second one are just plain sweet!

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome work, I had to pop in and check out your blog. Beautiful stuff!

dana said...

I hate the colors red/white/blue together. They just kind of grate on my eyesight when there are so many MORE beautiful combinations! So I never make a 4th of July card. I'm glad you forgot to do the corrugated cardboard til the end. That heart MADE the card come to life!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh GREAT looking patriotic card! Very cool! Love that sweet little "hi" card too!

dpkennedy said...

These are really nice! I love your 4th card!

Wendy said...

Great card, LeAnne! Your sister is gonna loves it!!!!! :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

I make one July 4th card every year. A friend of mine was born on the 4th, so she always gets a patriotic B-D card! She tells me her mom did her the biggest favor by having her on that day, because the whole country celebrates her birth with parties and fireworks! I LOVE the cardboard stars! That's genius!
Your 2nd card is so pretty, I love those colors. I have yet to try making a round card?! I don't know why that challenges me so much, but it does! Pretty sneaky how you included your wallpaper as an element of your card! tsk tsk *wink*
Have a wonderful July 4th weekend!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous designs, LeAnne! I LOVE that flag stamp, and your card is adorable!

Meredith said...

Oooh I just love that flag card!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are darling LeAnne! I love your work!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love your cards -- I am drooling over theat ivory lacey ribbon. YUM! Love how you folded back, great card designs!!