Today's card is in honor of our country's birthday. I truly do love America and want to say how much I appreciate all the sacrifies that have been made to keep our country safe and make it the great nation that it is. Even though there are things that we don't agree with in our government we can be thankful that we do live in a country where we are allowed to say we are unhappy about it.
This is also a card for the Blogger Bingo on Poetic Artistry (see previous posts for links).
My card base is Night Of Navy with a layer of Whisper White & some designer paper (source not known since I've had it forever). I wasn't sure if I should put a design on the white side so I chose not to. Instead I added 3 punched out folk art stars and added a Navy strip of grosgrain ribbon. The Bear & Sentiment are from Americana Collection (SU - Retired). I love this set, it was one of the first sets that I purchased and I don't plan to get rid of it either even though the stamps may not be images that are "current" I like them and feel they are one of those "timeless" images that never go out of style. I stamped the Bear in Basic Black & colored it with my Prisma Colored Pencils and blended it with Gamsol. I stamped and extra image and cut out the right arm/leg & flag of the bear as the flag was to big to fit in the circle punch on it's own. After coloring the 2nd image I layered it over my original image lining it up and then cut off the flag to raise up on dimensionals. This was layered to a punched scalloped that I punched holes in using my Crop-a-dile to give it a sort of lacy effect. I punched the sentiment out with my large oval punch and layered it using an Aged Copper oval from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit & 2 red brads from Bold Brights brads.
Happy Birthday America - May you all have a safe & fun holiday! Ida