June 24, 2010

4th of July

It's hard to believe that the 4th of July is a week from Sunday.  Where has this summer gone already?  I thought I would share a card that I made for the fam.

I used the Let Freedom Ring stamp set designed by Lisa Johnson for this card.  The card base is rustic cream, the inks are pure poppy and prussian blue palette hybrid ink.   I cut out the stars and punches two holes and tied some rustic twine through them so they kind of mimic buttons, then I attached them to some blue circles I punched out.  I punched out the happy 4th of July and attached it to a scalloped circle created from a nesties scallop die.  I used the vintage chamomile stain around the whole card to give it a more rustic look. 

A card is not complete without a matching envelope.  I used a rustic cream envelope and stamped the two stars using the masking technique, so one looks like it's behind the other.  The blue star is to represent the stars and the red star is to represent the stripes on a flag.

This weekend I'll be pulling out all of my patriotic goodies to display.  Thanks for popping in.



  1. I hear ya....where DID the summer go? Thanks for such a fun patriotic card to look at....and for the reminder to get my July 4th cards done :)

  2. Wow, it really is almost the 4th of July. Your card is great. I love all the stars and and stripes. Great job. Happy 4th.

  3. Love this patriotic card....you should enter it in the 2sketches4you contest!!

    Here is the link....

  4. Love this!! The "faux buttons" are perfect, I thought they were buttons at first! lol