Hubby is on vacation this week and my son is here from out of town, but I’m lucky that I still am getting an hour or two in the early morning to sneak down and play with my stamps! I have some deadlines looking over my shoulder, PLUS, Convention organized swaps and classes to prepare. July is always a crazy busy month for me. In June I always think I’m going to be ok…then things seem to explode around me (kind of like fireworks, huh?) lol!
Anyway…continuing this week’s theme of patriotic cards, I wanted to show you the card my Stamp Club did this month (well, actually end of June). It is heavily inspired by Margaret Raburn’s card. I used Fresh Cuts with the colors of Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Real Red and Whisper White. The red really makes that Blue Bayou pop! (Blue Bayou and Soft Sky are two of the In-colors that will be leaving soon…if you haven’t grabbed up yours yet, you’d better do it soon! Get some extra paper and reinkers while you are buying!) In addition to Fresh Cuts, (the set that will be available to purchase again on August 11th), I used Circle of Friendship, which will retire on August 10th! This set makes a nice small greeting for the front of a card. And, you can use those circle punches you have! Other punches I used on this card are the Photo Corners and the 5 petal flower punch. I cut out the small red flower and added some rhinestone BLING to the center. Oh…of note…I used the Fresh Cut Note Cards, but cut off the portion with the die-cut to fit on the card…then layered it with the Real Red cardstock. I punched the 5 petal flower from Blue Bayou and tucked that behind the die-cut portion for a dimensional look.