Saturday, June 25, 2011

Celebrate- Three Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!  

I created this card in celebration of July 4th.    I decided to combine three challenges- the PP52 Clean and Simple (CAS)Sketch from The Paper PlayersHSSFJ72 Stars and Stripes Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and the CAS99 Stars Challenge at Pals Paper Arts.   I modified the sketch a bit, but that is what sketch challenges are all about- using the sketch to inspire your creativity:-)

If you have time to visit each of the challenge sites, each of their Design Teams have created such beautiful projects and with all of the other entries- endless ideas! 
 
As for me, I love anything patriotic- the feelings of pride for our country, our flag, our heritage and our military.   With the anniversary of our independence as a nation soon upon us, we are again reminded that freedom comes at a cost and we should be thankful for those who serve our nation to keep us free!

This card was very easy to make using a few punches, Big Shot with a few dies and one embossing folder.
Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Phrases
 Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Dies- Star, 3” Circle, 3 ½” Circle, Punches- Large Star (soon to be retired), 2 ¾” XL Circle, Word Window, Modern Label, 5/16” Handheld, Star Brads (retired)


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you are having a great week and continue to give thanks for our freedom!

9 comments:

Lauri said...

Julie, what a wonderful patriotic card! Love how you used the dies and punches! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully done!

Always Playing with Paper said...

A special creation! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players Julie!!!
Hugs,
Lesley

Shannon said...

Julie, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! So simple and polished. The circle really pops the other accents. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anne Marie said...

Julie, what can I say? You really packed a patriotic punch with this one! So crisp, clean and just fabulous, in every way! Thank you so much for playing along with BOTH the Paper Players and Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Hugs! :)

Melanie C said...

Great card! Great job with the challenges. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.

stampinbygenny said...

Wonderful patriotic star. I love your clean and simple approach. The silver brads are the perfect touch. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Erin Gonzales said...

LOVE your card, bold great shapes and just perfect! THanks so much for sharing with us at HSS!!!

Annie said...

OMG, totally awesome card! LOVE IT!

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