I am designer today for the Card A Day Blog where our theme of the week is "Red, White and Blue." It was a happy coincidence that I had signed up for this date (or maybe it was my subconscience telling me to do it). Either way, I hope you enjoy this simple patriotic card.
I started with an A2-sized card base in kraft. I chose that color to symbolize earth; not the Earth, just earth. I used a nice blue mat which I embossed in my Cuttlebug using a stars folder. I wanted to incorporate the U.S. flag in my card, and I chose a Cricut cartridge with various flag designs. I love the flag motif in the shape of the U.S.
I hope you can see the embossed stars on the blue background (click on the picture to enlarge it). I had a closer pic, but it was not quite in focus. The sentiment is from the Pink by Design set called "Our Troops." It's a must-have set for any cardmaker with someone in the military or for OWH.
My inside sentiment is from the same set. I wanted just a bit of the color brought to the inside, so I used a white mat, stamped the sentiment in red, and added a blue paper strip to break up the white.
Thanks for visiting today. Display your flags proudly!!
Here are the supplies used:
Cricut Cartridge: Stand and Salute
Ink: Stampin'Up Classic 'Real Red'
Stamps: Pink By Design 'Our Troops'
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Stars'
Brads: American Crafts 'Elements' Mini Glitter Brads Primaries
Glues: Tombo Mono Adhesive, Zig 2-Way
Remember, always keep your creative genius happy and well-fed!