Monday, February 25, 2013

I Heart Texas!

Boy, where does time go when you are busy with other projects?  I started in January posting on a rather frequent basis, but somewhere in February I went terribly wrong. Of course, sickness will do that to you sometimes. Well, now I am feeling much better, and hopefully back in the groove of blogging!

Today's post is a card I have been working on for celebrating Texas Independence Day, which is March 2, 2013.  I decided to make a business size card or #10, therefore having lots of space to decorate about my home state!  I started with a piece of 12"X12" scrapbook paper that I cut down to 8"X9" to fit inside the business size envelope. I then scored it in half width wise, and used a circle template to round off the left side to make the front of the card.  Using stamps from Deadbeat Designs, I stamped the barbed wire, Republic of Texas post mark, and the open star, on the beige background with Pumice Stone Distressed ink. I also stamped the Texas Forever Star, and the pick-up truck on white card stock before coloring the star in with prismacolor pencils, and the pick-up with copic markers. I cut around the Texas Forever star and mounted it on a scrap of the Country Heritage stripe scrapbook paper, and mounted the pick-up truck with foam adhesive to make it stand out from the card. I then went to work with my Cricut machine, and the Going Places cartridge.

For the inside of the card, I cut a half circle of card stock to display activities one may partake of to celebrate the holiday. Along with more background stamping, I cut out a tent, a fisherman with his boat, a camper,  a hiker, a young couple (for inside the pick-up) and the words "ENJOY" for the card front, and  "INDEPENDENCE DAY" with two stars for inside the card. The small lettering was from a Cricut cartridge called Word Collage.

After adhering the blank card inside for a handwritten message, I closed the card and glued the tiny Independence Day letters so they would be visible from the front of the card. I am entering this in the following challenge:
                +Deadbeat Designs- Texas Independence Day Card Challenge

I even decorated the envelope, which was not required, but every little bit helps! Right?

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and take a little time to enjoy the place where you live!


  1. Oh WOW, this is fabulous!! What an amazing card!! I love the design and all the stamping!! The envelope is awesome, too!! What a gorgeous card!!

    On my first Dylusions spray project, I went through quite a bit of paper and ink before I got something I liked. Watercolor paper seemed to work best. I can't wait to see your first spray project!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Hi Mindy, this is a wonderful card! We're always talking about how much we love TX. This weekend we went out and enjoyed beautiful Inks Lake.

    I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. Thank you so much for joining us for the PWP Winged Things Blog Hop, sharing with your friends and for your sweet comments!

    1. Norma, I Love Inks Lake! When my parents were still living, we had a "special place" up there at the lake where we would go on various weekends. So peaceful and relaxing. TFS.