Sunday, June 12, 2011

Patriotic Card - making do with what you have...

So life is still terribly busy, but I am trying to create and post as much as I can.  These days, I truly need the creative time to wind-down and step away from everything else for awhile.  Thank goodness for the monthly SWAP group I belong to, otherwise, I might go even longer without creating.  Our SWAP theme for May was a 4th of July card - we try to work a couple of months ahead on our themes.  My challenge was that I don't own any current 4th of July or otherwise "patriotic" stamps.  I saw a layout similar to the basic layout of this card on one of the many sketch challenges out there, and knew that with the small star punch, the built-in color combination of the Nautical Expeditions DSP available right now in the Summer Mini catalog, and the Baker's Twine also available in the Summer Mini, that I could pull off a "patriotic" card.  I think it turned out pretty well for a "make-do" card.

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
DSP:  Nautical Expeditions
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Word Window Punch, Small Star Punch, 1/4" non-SU circle punch, distressing tool and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (the stars are embossed with polka dots).

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!


Debbie Martin said...

I love it. I might have to make a similar card this year since I didn't buy any sets.

Deb Hoekstra said...

Hi Becky - Love your card...know that life has been busy for you...have missed you at our meetings. Just popped in to say "hi"