Thursday, June 23, 2011

Old Glory

I have two posts today so if you are looking for My Time Made Easy Pretty Patterns challenge, scroll down or click here.  

It's time for the monthly Taylored Expressions Blog Hop again!  woo-hoo!  The theme is "Old Glory".  I had an idea for my card that evolved and then evolved some more and then turned out quite a bit different than I had originally expected.  I originally had planned to have a small flag on the card in the background and then have the TE stamp that I ordered especially for this blog hop "God Bless The USA" in the center with maybe a few shabby stars in the background... well, this is what it grew into:


I still used the same stamp and I made the flag that is in the background... but somehow the flag grew and the fireworks lit up all over the card!  LOL  I saw the blue and "diamond bling at Michaels yesterday and knew it just had to go on my card.


I didn't have room to stamp the whole stamp so I fussed with it (threw a couple of tries away) and finally got the center that I wanted.  I used a red marker to ink the the USA part, stamped it and then cleaned the stamp really well and then with a stamp positioner figured out where I wanted the "God Bless the" part, inked it up with a dark blue marker and stamped it above the "USA".  I then used the nestabilities to cut out the sentiment and the two tags as well.  Popped it up with pop dots and viola'!  An Old Glory that is quite glorious!


I'm thinking it's a little over the top but what the hey... it's very festive.  In fact, due to all the wildfires here in AZ this card might be the only fireworks we get to see this year for the 4th of July.  We're praying for rain and hoping for relief.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will go to the other blog hoppers to see what they have in store for you today!





My card is being entered into the following challenges:
CC328: Cherry Night Cakes: color challenge: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (kraft), Neutrals of choice
 Magazine Monday - color challenge:  Bazzill Red, Sea Water, Lily White and Beetle Black

14 comments:

Tami Mayberry said...

Great card! Love the bling!

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

Such festive and elegant card...I love it!

Natalie said...

Love the bling!! Great patriotic card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh WOW! This is FABULOUS! LOVE that you created a flag, and the sentiment panel is GORGEOUS!

Shirley said...

Nancy, this is beautiful! I love everything you did with it, from the bling right down to that wonderful sentiment tag!

Lillian Child said...

I simply adore your card creation!!

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Debbie Carriere said...

Fabulous card! Love all the bling, so perfect for this card!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful card, Nancy! I love all the bling and how you layered the sentiment!

Joan Ervin said...

I really like the flag design in the background and how you added the bling...sooo pretty!!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful flag design! love the flourish bling!

Lorie said...

Would you look at that! I love your card!

Karen Motz said...

How clever to design your card like the flag!! Love all the bling!!

maddy hill said...

Oh Stunning Nancy !
love
maddy x

Crafty Caring Friends said...

You are right it is very festive and elegant.