Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Patriotic Stars for a Hero

I made this card which will go into my next OWH box, because I sealed up a big box for them that's going out in the mail tomorrow. I did the herringbone technique on this one, using BoBunny Liberty papers along with navy, red, and kraft. The stars were done with the Cricut, a Sizzix die, and a punch, and a gemstone star was added to the center. I embossed the star with a borrowed ef (thanks M.A.) and the background with a CB star ef. The sentiment is from AMuse, done on a SB grommet tag and colored with a red marker. The star brads are from my unloved tin of Vanilla HodgePodge Hardware.

This card meets the Shopping our Stash challenge #57 to use red, white, & blue, or stars & Stripes. I had to dig into my BoBunny dsp Liberty pad, because I just won a new one:) I haven't used the Sizzix star die in ages, and those star brads must have been sitting around for several years, so I definitely shopped my stash for this challenge!

This card also fits the Simon Says Stamp challenge to make something "sporty and/or patriotic." I think all the red, white & blue along with the stars adds just a touch of patriotic charm, wouldn't you say?! :)

Thanks much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week ahead!

Carol

15 comments:

Shannon White said...

Gorgeous!!! 8-) I just love this Miss Carol! What a Super Patriotic card! And there is that Awesome herringbone pattern again and embossed to boot! Wow I swear, one of these days I am going to have to give that a try! Just looks like a Fabulous heirloom quilt! Love the whole thing! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glad to hear you got that box filled. This is so awesome. Yep, the chevron pattern is addicting, and next comes hexagons. As for the embossing folders, please enjoy. As you said, it is such fun to play with each others toys!

Lin said...

Love, love, love your background, Carol, and all those stars! We're so glad you shared this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Donna Hanley said...

This is just fabulous, Carol. I really have to try that herringbone technique soon. Those papers are lovely and I love the way you layered your stars. Those brads were definitely worth finding in your stash. Enjoy your day today.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a great card you did a nice job!!!

Benzi said...

Patriotic, for sure. I love those large star. I tried to make a card with the herringbone pattern but I didn't like the paper I used so it was a dud and didn't finish it. Yours is super!

The next five days here are going to be in the low 100's. Saturday will be the hottest with 104 degrees. Not good for those Freedom Day celebrations.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a beautiful herringbone creation! Love the way you did the stars, too. A perfect card for OWH.

Denise Marzec said...

So much color and texture...LOVE this!

Denise Price said...

I'm really impressed by that herringbone. I'll bet that took awhile!

JD said...

Very nicely done!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, I love this card Carol! Your cards are always a treat to stop by and see :)

I wanted to say THANK YOU for the beautiful birthday card you sent me too, wow it's gorgeous! It will be on my blog for my birthday :)

Thanks for the good wishes friend!

Hugs, Jan

Sue from Oregon said...

oh you have so much patience girl! Great card! Hey, did you see Rob Thomas is going to host LIVE with Kelly Ripa on July 2oth? He posted on facebook. What show is that?

S`andra V. said...

Loving the layered stars and that herringbone pattern looks like a quilt I have (only mine are different colors). This is a super wonderful card. Thanks for sharing!
Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.
http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com

Leslie Hanna said...

This is stunning! I actually sat up straighter when it popped open in my browser. I'm so glad we gave you the opportunity to dig into your stash!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Beth F. said...

Gorgeous card! I love everything about it!