Nov 4, 2010

BC176 - Stars and Stripes Forever

Happy Friday! - Please scroll down one page for the Annabelle Challenge.                   Today the Blogger Challenge group will be showcasing "Patriotic" cards/projects.  Since Veteran's Day is just around the corner it seems appropriate to celebrate our great country and the brave men/women who serve in the Armed Forces to protect our Freedoms.                                                  For this card I used two different stamps from two different companies.  The bear image is from a long retired SU stamp set, Americana and the sentiment stamp is from, St. Louis Stamp design.  I think they go pretty well together.  The paper is a scrap I had and I added a punched border of stars, some punched stars and some white grosgrain ribbon to complete the card.  I'm sorry the photo isn't very good but I tried and tried but just couldn't get this to photograph any better.
Card stock used: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White.  Ink:  Cranberry Crisp, Night of Navy. 
Punch EK Success.

Be sure to check out what the other BC Members have done and have a wonderful weekend.


19 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

oh pretty picture/header! Great R,W, & B card!

Linda Monroe said...

Super Cute Ida,
I love this little bear and the sentiment matches perfectly. cherry cobbler is a great red with night of navy. I'll have to try these two together sometime soon.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, this is SO cute, Ida! I remember that old stamp set.... definitely a keeper! Love how you stamped the bear in blue and just colored the star. Very simple, but classic!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely card, cute Patriotic image. The addition of all the punched starts and the Red on the flag look wonderful!

BarbaraW said...

What a sweet patriotic card. The bear is so cute. Love how you embellished with the red and blue.

Rachel Hope said...

So cute! I don't really make patriotic cards, but this is Adorable!

Tami Black said...

I think bears are so American! Love the way this card is colored and I adore that bear! Love the new blog header too -- makes me want to be there!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is darling Ida! What a sweet image! Great design! :D

Lori said...

That bear image is just adorable, Ida! Love how you colored only the star.

Basement Stamper said...

Again, our great minds thinking alike. Love how you left the image open and just colored the stars. The papers at the bottom are great!

Rose said...

Adorable patriotic card, love the layout and that bear! Reminds me of Button Bear, how I miss him! Great job.

Elena said...

I really love the style of this card!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh how sweet is this! Darling card, Ida.

Nikki Bond said...

This is so stinkin' cute! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

That little bear has a wonderful salute to our fantastic country!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So cute! Love that you just coloured the star on the bear!

maryr917 said...

love patriotic cards and yours is such a great one

JP Card Crazy said...

Just the cutest Patriot Card!!!!

Barbara said...

Oh!...this is a classic! I remember that cute little teddy well and he's just so perfect for this week's challenge. GREAT card!!!