Hello Everyone & Happy 4th of July -
This is the last "patriotic" card of 2014, perfect for the Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C243) first of July card challenge and the Technique Twist this week too (TTTC27); and I saved this one for the very last because it is a new "tool" I got this Spring from Taylored Expressions that I just love! Yes, this is a piece of "contraband" in my aresenal of cardmaking fun, but I couldn't resist :-) I love the 4th of July, and I love the flag, and this is just the most beautiful die that Taylored Expressions put out this year. I had to have it!! It cuts beautifully with our Big Shot, and looks absolutely fantastic with our Stampin' Up! cardstock.
The die is called "American Flag Cutting Plate" and you can find it on Taylored Expressions website/store. It is a lot of fun; this is a card I would have showcased at the "Stars & Stripes Forever" specialty class last month. So, look closely now! Can you see thesubtle difference between the two cards? Let me know if you figure it out :-) Comment below and share with all of us !
Now the only thing "non" Stampin' Up! on this card is the cutting plate itself. Everything else here is a Stampin' Up! product.
- Whisper White cardstock base cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". Real Red and Night of Navy cardstock for the flag parts. Red Glimmer and Silver Glimmer papers for the stars which are cut using our new Stars framelits set. Some Linen Thread to add a little Americana to the feel of the card; and I used the Modern Label punch on the sentiment - quick and easy! The sentiment is popped up with dimensional as is the silver star. By the way, the sentiment is off of the God Bless America single stamp we had from 2001. It's one I keep in my drawer and is timeless. Since Stampin' Up! doesn't come out with patriotic stamps and stamp sets very often, I tend to hold on to what we have from the past :-)
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Fourth of July with family and friends. I'd love to hear your fun plans; leave us your comments :-) Hopefully you find some inspiration from today's creation.
Keep your eyes open -- a little later, we will have some fun Summer picnic inspiration as well!
Until next time . . .
The Doggone Delightful Stampin' Team!
P.S. Christmas in July is about to begin . . . :-)