Friday, July 3, 2009

Celebrate Day 3!

The last card is the result of the first two cards as far as materials and theme go, but taken one step further. I had bought ribbon for the first card and saw there was an accompanying ribbon that represented the flag, which was the theme I used for the second card. But I needed to add something and this time I wanted more than just sparkly stickers for fire work bursts.

The card was made by taking the one flag ribbon and creating a vertical center panel running down the card, then the second ribbon was used as a banner accros the breakline between the field of stars and the stripes. The tag was another piece from the K & Company sticker set that I used on the first card and which complimented the composition and theme of the new card. But I wanted more! The tag included a couple of small rhinestone like stars and I decided to expand on these and replace the fire work bursts with more rhinestone stars. Happy 4th of July, enjoy the celebrations, the food and the fireworks.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Celebrate Day 2!

Card inspiration scan come from anywhere. While I was looking for papers to use with my eagle card, I found an old flag sticker and scraps of patriotic themed papers. I knew I could use these to create something to be displayed on the 4th of July. So here is my version of ode to old Glory.

The second card is really more of a paper collage . The background papers is used are from the Frances Meyers paper collection. I liked the text idea and also the fact that it reflected the flag layout. The 3D flag and the 3D stars are from a K & Company sticker set. I couldn't find any fire works small enough and sprakly enough so I made my own. Each burst is actually cut up stickers from Mrs. Grossman that represent hand held spaklers. I removed the support want and put two or three together for each burst effect.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Celebrate Day 1!

July is here and every one is getting ready for the big celebration on the 4th. I wanted to create cards that seemed to explode with excitement for the 4th and I ended up with three totally different cards, which I will post in three separate blog entries over the next few days.

I'll begin with the first card, which really is a result if my wanting to use a specific sticker (which I've had for quite a while) but could not really come up with a theme to use it with. Then it came to me: the American eagle what else but the 4th of July.
So I created this card using a Jolee's Boutique Eagle sticker, which I personally think is a striking and powerful image and added some Walmart ribbon. I included the sparkle fire works behind the eagle to add to the celebratory effect. The 3D tag is by K & Company, as is the background paper and just goes to extending the whole idea of what really is important on the 4th.