Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue!

Greetings Friends!  Hope this patriotic card finds you well, and in the mood for a little 4th of July celebrating!
As I mentioned yesterday, I love Americana crafts and patriotic symbols. Every year I try to make a new patriotic wreath for my front door, but this year made this card instead.

I started with an A2 size card base, made from Neenah white card stock.  I then cut an A2 size watercolor paper background and inked up my Darice Stripes Embossing Folder with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink. I then spritzed the ink covered embossing folder with water, and ran my sheet of watercolor paper through the Cuttlebug machine.  I let the watercolor paper set until it air-dried, then ran the ink pad over the top to accentuate the stripes.

The image itself is four layers of paper dies.  The background using the Ankara Lace Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs, the Grapevine Wreath (blue), Tiny Bunnies (white), and Lg. Loopy Bow (navy) from Impression Obsession Dies, all carried in the Classy Cards 'N Such Online store.  For a touch of sparkle, I cut the Sm. Hearts die from Impression Obsession in Red Sparkle Metallic paper. I stamped tiny red stars on each bunny and shaded the edges of the die with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink pad. I hand lettered the banner with the words, "hooray for the red, white, and blue".

I am entering this card in the Weekly Challenge #39 at the Classy Cards 'N Such Blog 
and the Red, White & Blue Linky Party at Craftin Desert Diva's.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and Keep On Stampin'!


  1. Now isn't this the most cutest and creative thing ever!!! You know I love those little bunnies, another wonderful and creative way to use them...loving that background, too!!!...Thanks for joining us at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our red-white-blue challenge!!

  2. This card has gotten me in the mood for fireworks! Clever use of the embossing folder to create a red background! I love those little bunnies with red stars running through and around the wreath! Nice finish with the large loopy bow.

  3. This is so absolutely adorable, Mindy!! Those little bunnies are so sweet!! The embossed background looks fabulous!! What a gorgeous card!! You should link up at Craftin Desert Divas for our Red, White & Blue challenge (http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/). I hope you are having a wonderful week leading up to the holiday my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. How cute! What a great way to decorate as a wreath! Thanks for sharing this in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such!

  5. Love the bunnies with the stars. So creative!

  6. A beautiful wreath and those bunnies are just too cute.