Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Stars and Stripes




Well I'm a day late, but have been up to my ears in graduation stuff, which I'm sure you're tired of hearing this excuse. I had a party yesterday for my 3 graduates and spent days getting ready for all the people that came over. I have my last graduation tomorrow evening for my 2 high school graduates and then life is back to normal. Nevertheless, I did finally complete my card.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week is looking for cards with Stars and Stripes on it to celebrate the United States Of America's Independance Day on the upcoming date of July 4th. In Canada our big day is July 1st. We are looking for cards with stars and stripes on them, but they don't necessarily have to be red, white and blue.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is the amazing:

Susana's Custom Art and Card Design

Here's the fabulous prize they are giving up for us:

SCACD is giving away this fabulous sheet of Victoria Case Spring Collection Stamps. How amazing is that prize.

For my card I used some paper that I purchased at Michaels last summer and had put away just for Independance cards for this year. I stamped one of the most beautiful stamp sets I own, Papertrey's Vintage Picnic. I love how this set comes with 6 baskets, a couple of napkins, and tons of items to stamp for the inside of the basket, from Christmas to Fall Harvest and everything inbetween. One of them of course is this 4th of July insert. This set is a must have. What I tried to do with my card was to design it like the American flag. I turned it into an easel card, one of my favorite designs.

My American neighbours are one of the proudest countries that I have visited. When I think of the 4th of July celebrations they have, I envision picnics and fireworks, and lots of flags. I hope my card was able to portray that.

Happy Independance Day to all my American friends.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

5 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Carolyn what a truly gorgeous card!
hugs
kim x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Carolyn,
Fabulous card. I love easel cards and the design of this one is great. Love the colours and the stars & stripes.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Danielle said...

Love your stars & stripes card Carolyn - those glittery brads are awesome! That vintage picnic basket definitely works perfectly for this themed card!
Happy Graduations!
Hugs, Danielle

Tanya said...

Great card Carolyn. I love that basket stamp. It works so well for every occassion.

dolcreations said...

This is fanastic! I could not agree with you more....Vintage Picnic is one of my all time favourite stamp sets! Your easel card is perfect! Love the American flag idea!!!!