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Friday, July 3, 2009

Red White and Blue

I like to keep a stash of cards at the office for last minute use. It never fails a co-worker has a birthday or gets promoted and we forget or didnt know, so I like to make cards that I can keep in a box at work that can be pulled out and signed at a moment's notice. This first card I made for just that, since joining the military almost 20 years ago, I have made so many friends and met people all over the world. Many times, we celebrate things like babies, marriages and promotions without our loved ones, so I always like to have some handmade cards to try and help make the day just a little bit more special.

Late Night Stampers has a challenge to create a Red White and Blue card, while Stampin 411 had a sketch challenge, so I took both of them and these are the Two Cards I came up with. The first card is simply real red, Night of Navy and Whisper White and a simple sentiment from the new service and sacrafice set.

The second card is another from the Embrace Life set, I just love this flower (a dogwood, I think). Anyway, I combined some real red and brilliant blue to water-color the flowers. I used my eyelet border punch on both cards and skimmed my moonlight white ink pad over the cardstock to give it a worn look, I really like the way it came out. The flowers were a little too big for the Stampin 411 sketch challenge, so I overlapped them a little to make it match the sketch a little more.

Happy 4th of July!
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Selene Kempton said...

I really like your stars! What a beautiful idea for this sketch! Just awesome!

Connie said...

Cute idea!