Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day!  Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are celebrating Memorial Day.  Today is the day we say "Thank You" to all the men and women who have or currently serve this wonderful country we live in.  Thank you for giving your time away from your family to help keep ours safe!     I'm sure there are many of you have enjoyed this weekend with bar-b-ques and cookout.  My weekend was spend enjoying the quietness and having some free time in my craft room playing with what I love best, "paper/ink/stamps".  I did, enjoy the warm sunny weather Sunday outside laying in the sun, catching some rays and reading a good book! 
 There are so many fun things about this card I just love.  Is it the banners spread across the bottom, is it the sparkly stars or the way the "USA" stands out with its label layers or even maybe the stripped embossing.  Can't decide?  Me neither, I love all of them!!
When it comes to the patriotic colors of red, white and blue, I think of a weathered and antique flag.  Distressed and colored.  I used my finger daubers and sponged all the edges with early espresso ink.  This to me, gives it an antique feel.  I used the retiring strips embossing folder for my vanilla layer.  The USA is stamped using the notable alphabet letter stamp set, also retiring. 

If its one thing you learn about visiting my blog, its that I always like to show what I have done to the inside.  The inside is just as important as the outside.  I embossed on an angle at the top and bottom with the same stripped folder and distress it with ink.  I added a simple layer of banners and topped with one star cut from the silver glitter paper.  I always make sure I leave room for a hand written message.  I don't stamp to many of my insides, cause I think a hand written message is more personal.
 Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ cherry cobbler, night of navy, very vanilla, silver glitter paper
Ink ~ night of navy, early espresso
Stamp Set ~ Notable Alphabet
Misc. ~ silver bakers twine, regal candy dots, apothecary accents framelit set, artisan punch, stripped embossing folder, banner punch 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day with friends and family.  I also hope you have enjoyed my celebration card for this special day!  Leave some "love", and go check out what the other design team members have created!



brrenwick said...

What a fun and festive card! I love the shimmery stars and sponging...great job!

Melissa Cochran said...

I love all the layers and banners!

Kim Ryden said...

Cute card! I love how you decorate the insides of your cards! I always forget about the inside!