Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Card for a Few Challenges

Hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July!
We had a chance to relax, did little grilling and then went on the base so the kids could play at the park and watch fireworks. I love that we have the freedom to do just about anything to celebrate. Overall it was a great day!My husband is retired Army, therefore patriotic holidays are usually spent with a great deal of pride of his accomplishments and sacrifices. Therefore you will notice that this is the second card this week that was red, white and blue. 

This card didn't take too terribly long. I utilized Sketch Saturday #470, for the format.  

Here is the actual Sketch:

Then I added a few extra embellishments to meet the guidelines for a couple of challenges. 
There's a ribbon tab, and a few rhinestones for some sparkle. My favorite way to add ribbon, is to create the little tab, as you see here. I like using it this way, because it gives just a touch of ribbon without taking over the card, but also I am able to utilize scraps and small pieces of ribbon.
I even pulled the Cricut out for the oval layers, and flourishes at the bottom.

The sentiment is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and the You're the Best stamp from the Petite Perks set "Just for You" by Close to my Heart

The inside of the card, is matted with little ink for the distressed look.

This card is also submitted to the following challenges:


  1. What a great card! I love your embellishments, especially your use of the ribbon.

  2. Such a a gorgeous card! I love the papers and fab colours! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  3. Such a fun patriotic card! I really like the double oval matting and the fun ribbon embellishment. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

  4. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge . Good luck with your entry.
    Angie - DT

  5. Beautiful card ... love the ribbon tab and fun patterned paper! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Paper Sweeties July challenge!

  6. What a gorgeous card! Love your take on that sketch and the added flourishes and ribbon tab! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. A lovely card and great use of the ribbon! Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  8. Oh my, a use for ribbon that I must try...brilliant!! Such a lovely card and perfect for us at AYLI. Sarah DT

  9. Such a gorgeous design! Thanks for sharing your amazing project in the Friday Funday Challenge!

  10. This is SO much fun! It's always so awesome seeing our country's colors used in such a fun way. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Paper Sweeties. We hope you will join us again soon.
    Karen L

  11. I love your take on our challenge! Such a fun combination of embellishments and papers! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs :)


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