Hi and thanks for dropping by today! It has been awhile since I have been able to post on my blog. Today I have a 4th of July card to share with you. So many challenges this week are requiring red, white, and blue or something to do with Independence Day. I love this celebration and our patriotic colors so I wanted to participate! I was striving for the Americana feel without the bright, pure colors. I really like the stripe and star patterned papers. They are leftover from last year's Patriotic challenges and I have been hoarding these papers for a year.
Card is 5" x 6 1/2". I am using Card Patterns Sketch 121 and this is my take on the sketch!
All my cuts are from Cricut Independence Day 2010 cartridge.
Flag banner- 2", Top mats -3.25" and 3.50". This cut has no shadow so I increased the cut by .25 inch and it works fine. 4 of July - 2", and hat is 2".
Cuttlebug folder is Measure x Measure set using the stars folder for the strip. I embossed an extra piece of red and blue papers, handcut the stars out, and placed them on the card.
I used lots of inking and pop-dotted the mats and the hat.
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