Thursday, June 21, 2012

God Bless America

Hi!

My little guy took a nap today....worn out from the summer sun, so I took advantage of the down time.  I normally have my 4th of July cards at least started by now. Not this year, I present my first 4th of July card.

To achieve the focal image faded or worn look, I colored the rubber stamp with my Copics and then misted it lightly with a spritz of water. This stamp is from Stampin' UP! and was given to me as a gift. The proceeds were in support after 911 for disaster relief efforts in New York City and Washington DC. 

I took a glittered foam mat and cut a star using my spellbinders and added my focal image to the center of the glittered star. The doily was colored using distress inks. A length of seam binding was wrapped vertically around the left portion of the card front, and tied into a fussy bow embellished with some paper flowers and a button. Prior to adding the seam binding, two scallop borders were cut and applied to the top portion of the card. 

My Mojo was kick started with Just Us Girls - Color Challenge.
I like to Cut and Paste - 4th of July Card.
Thanks for popping by!
~Tammy~

38 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhh this is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the flower and that flag!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeously creative. Love the colours you have used. Have a great Thursday.
Hugs
Desíre
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love your fabulous colours.xxx

onecraftymama said...

So many gorgeous colours & layers, Tammy! I love the sparkly star, and the super cool effect of the stamped flag.
YAY for naps! Now just keep running him around every day & crafty time will be yours! (insert evil crafty laugh here, along with villain-style rubbing hands together...lol)

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is simply stunning gosh,your detail Hun always blows me away and the layout is just fantastic hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Arlene said...

Gorgeous Tammy! Love all the brilliant details. :)

Susan Flynn said...

Just fabulous Tammy love how you have used the misted stamp! Hugs Susan x

Lynn said...

I love all the gorgeous layers on your card. It is all designed perfectly! So glad you could play with us at Just Us Girls!

Sasha said...

Fabulous, Tammy! Lots of lovely layers and beautifully embellished. I love what you did with your star...gorgeous! x

Pauline said...

Simply fabulous Tammy, love the crinkly seam binding, and the pretty flowers, another fab card!

Kara Lynne said...

What a great technique with that focal stamp! Love the flower and seam binding and that glittery star!

Wendy said...

Congrats on your 1st 4th of July card... you made it look amazing! I used to have that SU stamp, years ago... never Made it look that good!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all the detail on your card! Tammy, I envision you being the perfect Mom and wife and then the minute they go to sleep or in this case take a nap, you race to your craft room to make something GORGEOUS! Have a GREAT and creative summer!

Lisa S. said...

Super 4th of July card Tammy! Love all the techniques you shared and great use of the JUGS color combo. :)

VanessaB said...

WOW. A-MAZ-ING!

sandi said...

Oh wow! I love the look of this! Perfect for the 4th! So festive!

Katy said...

This is so awesome!! I love how you incorporated so many things-glitter start, flag, flowers and a doilly! It all works so great together! :)

Ruza Rebel said...

Super FUN Patriotic card! There is sooo much FUN going on here! ;o)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love red white and blue! great job

Maria said...

Ohhh my my! Fabulous shabby card with wonderful layers! You acheived a great worn look for the focal image...great job! A beautiful 4th of July card!

Annette said...

Tammy you blow me away..your cards are always so pretty...I love this

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous !!!! Love how you stamped the image to look faded. Deb xxxx

raisingahappyfamily-momof8 said...

so lovely! and festive! and patriotic! really fun...aren't naps a blessing?!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
happy summer!

Emily Keaton said...

I love the wonderful distressed look of this 4th of July card, Tammy! The faded flag, the worn paper, and inked ribbon all look great. Such a beauty!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Tammy I love the doiley I must use mine , it looks so pretty , love the flower too a fab card.
The Hello card below is stunning I love the colour pallette and those pretty flowers set it of beautifully
Great work Well done Hugs Elaine

Stella said...

Gorgeous Tammy; I ove patriottic card like this; fab design!

Georgiana said...

Loving the patritoic colors and design. I am your newest follower. You have so many wonderful projects and I am looking forward to seeing more.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Tammy!! The layers are fabulous!! I love the faded look of the image...so creative!! Awesome as always :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lots of layered goodness here, Tammy. Love that flower cluster. :) Glad the little guy took a nap so you could have some crafty time!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun and beautiful card, Tammy! Love the patriotic design and love all the detail. The glittered star adds such a nice touch of pizazz and I adore the shabby bow and inked doily. Fabulous stamping technique, too!

Linda R said...

What a pretty card. All the yummy layers look great! It is getting close to that time of the year again.. Time flies..

Hugs~

Elizabeth Allan said...

Red, white and WOW!!! The layers on this design are phenomenal!

Katy said...

This card is Awesome!! Thank you for joining me at I Like to Cut and Paste!

Mynnette said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Fabulously patriotic, and I adore the faded stamping! :)

Barb said...

absolutely stunning! the subtle flag image is perfect. love it.

Julie E said...

So pretty! It must weigh a ton with all those goodies on it.

Tan's Hobbies said...

WOW!! This card is AWESOME!! I love love the idea of coloring your stamp with copic. The flag image is brilliant. Love the flowers and the ribbon too. The overall card is fantastic. Love every element on it.

febe said...

Gorgeous work on the layers and lovely papers :)

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