Today’s Bloggers Challenge was to make a patriotic card in honor of Memorial Day. Yes…I know it is only Memorial Day and not the 4th of July…but I didn’t have any stamps that said Memorial Day! I’ve had this design in my head for a while and thought it would still be appropriate for a patriotic theme.
Now…did you guess right? They are supposed to be FIREWORKS! I asked my husband and he guessed flowers…then immediately said fireworks…so I’m hoping it is apparent to you, too!
I used the Daisies #2 die with Pacific Point, Whisper White and Real Red cardstock to make the fireworks. I used the centers and varied them on the different colors to hide the holes in the centers. The base card is Kraft cardstock folded to 4 x 9 to fit in a standard #10 envelope. The hat base is a square of Whisper White with Real Red cardstock cut into strips and layered on the white to make stripes. The hat band is Pacific Point. I rounded all the corners with the small corner rounder. I free hand cut the pennant with the words, Happy 4th of July, and added it to a "stick" of Kraft cardstock and attached some "fringe" to the side of the pennant.
I’m so happy when something turns out like I picture it in my head!
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!
LAST CHANCE for my Vacation Special…ends Sunday, May 24.