I've got 2 to show you today. This first card is my BC challenge card. I found this awesome paper that I just had to buy and I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. The paper is from Hot Off The Press (I bought mine at the local JoAnn's). I loved the Stripe pattern and it had this cool border of stars that I cut off to use as a separate element. I also used the blue piece embossed with the Distressed Stripe embossing folder and a deep red piece that has a subtle star pattern on it. For my stamp set I chose a very OLD SU set, (Americana Collection) I just love this set and probably will never part with it.
I stamped the Eagle with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored it with Prisma color pencils. The sentiment was stamped with a Bravo Burgundy marker on Naturals Ivory cs. My card base is Kraft or as it's now called, Crumb Cake. I added 3 Star Brads (source unknown) to complete my card.
Aren't these cupcakes cute and oh so Patriotic! I was inspired by this card that I found on Makiko's fabulous blog. I loved the design, which after reading her entry is also one of the sketches from Mercy's blog (MTSC78)
For my card I used Whisper White, Real Red cs. The DP is a piece I bought last year from, Sweetwater Firecracker paper collection. The stamps I used are from a $1 Studio G Stamp set - with the exception of the small stars which are again part of the Americana collection mentioned in the card above and Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I used Real Red and Brilliant Blue markers for the sentiment and stars. My border punch is MS-Layered Arches. The Red Satin ribbon and Pearls are from Annabelle Stamps and the Red Star eyelets are retired SU.
I hope you all have a very safe 4th of July and remember to give thanks for this GREAT country we are privileged to live in. God Bless America!!!