Friday, July 4, 2014

Red, White, and Shades of Blue

I will admit to having a stash of Red | White | Blue | USA | Patriotic card making goodies but a good ol' USA Independence Day is less about mailing cards and more about picnics, parades, ice cream, and fireworks! So I decided I would go non-traditional with my red, white, and blue(s).

Detail of embossing, foil, flower and backside of tag.

Hello Red White and Blues
~Base card - turquoise card stock
~Layer of navy card stock embossed using Sizzix Ornate Frame  #2 folder
~Triangle of turquoise American Craft Foil (a gift from sissy Gail)
~Red card stock layers of Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland (a Christmas gift from my Amazon wish list!); flower tips embossed using Ranger Seafoam White posder
~Tag laser printed; punched using McGill Multi Tags; silver floss (transfer of crap from sister Gail)
~Turquoise glitter brad
Inspirations | Challenges
Fusion Card - sketch and color
Shopping Our Stash - red, white, and blue
Sister Act - anything goes
Bloggers - red, white, blue
CCEE Stampers - red, white, blue

Here's to friends, fireworks, and festival foods!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Your take on red, white, and blue is gorgeous!!!!!! Love the shine on this and that beautiful flower.

  2. Beautiful textured background for your pretty red layered blossom! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card with the CCEE Stampers in this week's challenge!

  3. Definitely different it's great. Jacqui DT Sister Act

  4. oh wow, what a bright and beautiful card and such a cool use of the red white and blue palette! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  5. What a fabulous combination of the sketch and photo! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion :)

  6. Wonderful clever embossing! That glittery flower is stunning too!

  7. Those glittery petals are perfect ... and I love the sentiment tag ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  8. Oh, how fun is that flower?? I love the embossed edges! So glad you came to play at Shopping our Stash :)

  9. This is gorgeous, Love the shimmer on the flower and on the stripes :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

  10. A great design and so glad you shared it on CCEE stampers weekly challenge.


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