Friday, May 3, 2013

Americana Birthday

Hi again!  

A friend of the family's son (I call him my nephew) celebrates his birthday near the 4th of July, so I decided this year to create a card with an Americana feel.  I just adore anything Americana...and in fact, my entire house used to be decorated in this theme.

The sketch is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge over at Karen Giron's blog "The Sweetest Thing"I always enjoy her sketches, and you could win a Guest Stamper spot too.

I recently bought some Kraft Cardstock, and really like how it goes with the red, white & blue.

The stars were cut out by hand (after making a template using a SU! star stamp), chalked around the edges, then popped up.

The red-scallop strip was created using a corner punch by removing the guard; you can easily punch each scallop, and viola!  It takes some time, but I really love how it looks.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I hope you have a great weekend!


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy and Kraft.
Stamp:  TPC
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Dew Drop in Gingerbread
Other:  Corner punch, button, twine & foam-adhesives.


Sheila said...

I love how it turned out!

Alanna said...

This is fabulous. I also love how the kraft looks with those colors.

Happy Friday!

Kathy D. said...

Tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY so we going to have some fun and craft all day!! If you get a chance to get in your craft room tomorrow I will be hosting 4 different challenges at Clearly iStamp Blog. I would love if you can come play with me and you might even win some great prizes!

Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member

jimlynn said...

This is fantastic! LOVE your entire card. The stars look so crisp against the Kraft. Just perfect!

Mary Marsh said...

I love patriotic looking cards and this one is awesome-a perfect guy card

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