Saturday, June 27, 2009

Patriotic July

Happy Saturday everyone!

Ahh.. weekend. Two days of rest and relaxation. Hee hee hee... I can dream, can't I?

Since we're nearing the end of June and the first of July is just around the corner, I thought I had better finish this card pretty darn fast. I wanted to make this card for the July Home Page challenge at the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group.

A second tri-shutter card from me. (You can see Bonnie's tutorial for this type of card by clicking here.) The idea for this card was buzzing around in my head while I was making the first one. The theme is: Patriotic - Red White & Blue. So, okay...patriotic colours! Wellll...for me that would be just red and white! But I can make this work, since my colours are part of those 3 challenge colours. So, red white and blue for the folks south of the border. And red and white for us folks north of the 49th parellel.

Here's my card. What do you think? Appropriate, eh? LOL

I've flatten the card for picture taking so you can see what the entire card looks like.

As you can see I've used the Magnolia stamp of Tilda with Chicks pictured here (I think it's from the Easter 2009 collection, though I can't be sure). So there are chirping chicks hiding under those stars and maple leaves in Tilda's arms--LOL.

The small stars were made with a punch. The larger stars were hand-drawn, then cut out. All from white cardstock, then coloured with markers, washed with glue from a Glue Stickpen and then dipped in transparent glitter.

The maples leaves (small, medium and large) were punched from dark-red cardstock, then I used a stylus to curl them up.

The DP with the stars and stripes is Creative Imaginations double-sided paper (can't find a name for it). The DP with the maple leaves I've made using a wooden rubber stamp I got from Michaels for $1.50.

That's it. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Canada Day and Independence Day, whichever one applies to you! And if neither applies, then Happy Summer!

(Oh, what a bummer that July 1st falls on a Wednesday! No long weekend for me. Rats!)

Stamps: Magnolia #336 Tilda with Chicks, Studio G Kolette Hall design maple leaves.
DP: Creative Imaginations


Kerry D-C said...

Wowzers! this is Fantabulous! I love to see people use their Tildas in different ways!!

Stephanie said...

That is just adorable!! Love the way you separated the two different countries. Your choice of papers is spectacular!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the papers!
Have a wonderful summer and Happy Independence Day to you too!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wow! What a great card! Love your coloring (I'm assuming it's Copics) & love the blue circle background around Tilda. Can you tell me how you did it or was it DP? I love the look of it!

Huggies ~ Sharron

Candy said...

Wow Norma!!
You have outdone yourself this time!!!!!
Your card is AWESOME!! Beautifully designed and coloured. Your paper choices are amazing and you even made the maple leaf paper!!! I love it. It works out so perfectly for both Countries!! Love all of your embellishments. Your work continues to get better and better.....
Love Candy

Candy said...

I forgot to mention that you picked the perfect Tilda for the image for those striped dresses. They couldn't be better for your colours!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, your card is just so fantasitc and can tell that you've worked so hard for it! Good luck to you for this beautiful card.

Ramona Michaluk said...

Oh WOW Norma - this is gorgeous! Love what you've done for your 4th July theme - perfect colours and the stars & stripes elements are just great! I've just discovered this type of card and made one for a friend's 60th Birthday and would love to make a Tilda one too - you've now inpsired me to do just that!
Love your work :-)

Barb Hardeman said...

Okay, I admit it! I was afraid to look because your first shutter card was so fabulicious! You've done it again! Another primo excellent card! Having dual Citizenship (born and raised Canadian, but an American for the past 7 years) this card just suits me to a tee! Your work is just soooo good!!!

Nancy said...

Norma I love your card! What a great job you have done and it is a perfect 4th of July card!

Debbie Pamment said...

Happy 4th of July!!!!!
Another stunning creation - you are truly amazing with your ideas and creativity!

Sharon Caudle said...

NOrma, thisis a really WOW card! Beautiful paper, awesome coloring, and wonderful details. This is one FANTASTIC card!

Cheryl said...

Wow! wow! Wow! I agree with what everyone else has said! Your card is fabulous! I love the blending of papers, how you used this iamge and you perfect coloring!

Carolyn said...

This card is too too much. I just love it.

sharon said...

This card is fantastic! My Sis-in-law is from Canada so I have heard many stories of Canada. I love how you graced both countries. Your artwork is great. You must have a steady hand to get to those little stripes. Thank you for sharing

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