Monday, February 25, 2013
I Heart Texas!
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.
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!