Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day America!

I wish all of my American friends a very happy July 4th as we celebrate our independence and freedom on this special day.

It's too hot outside for me, so I'll be doing something indoors where it's cooler. I made this card for 2 challenges. It's for the HMFMC123 "fruity" challenge, as well as Oozak's #4 "bright colors" challenge. I colored this HM image with Copics, and added some small stickers for the sentiment since the image pretty much took up the entire card!  I used some turquoise card stock for the mat and lettering since it looked bright and colorful along with the watermelon image. I added some tiny pink gemstones & black pearls to the letters & tiny butterflies. There are Spica glitter pen accents to the watermelon and seeds, along with white gel pen accents here and there. I wish I had a big slice of this juicy watermelon right now too :)

This card was made for the OWH mid-week throwdown to make an anniversary card. For this one went with a simple & elegant design, using a SB labels 18 for the sentiment panel and a CB ef for the background. I edged the die cut with a Marvy gold paint pen, and used a slot punch to weave the ribbon through the panel. I embossed the sentiment and butterflies with gold ep, and added a teardrop pearl to each butterfly body. The white satin ribbon was from my stash, and the stamp I used is from Rubber Stampede.

I may have more to share as the day goes on, but thanks for stopping by and please have a safe and happy July 4th celebration whatever you're going to do!

Carol

26 comments:

Donna Nuce said...

I love your elegant anniversary card. But my favorite is the mice with the watermelon. They are so darn cute. Love your coloring.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh Carol I LOVE both of your cards!! Simply elegant anniversary and that watermelon with those cute mice stole my heart,lol! So cute :)

Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous cards, and love the colouring on your water melon just fabulous and a great card, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
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Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Carol, and Happy 4th of July! Your watermelon card is so cute and I think that's how we may feel later this afternoon at a cookout! Your anniversary card is supremely elegant and a great design for a wedding card, too (I'm into all things weddings; my son's getting married 7/28!!) Have fun today.

Misty said...

WOW! Both are fantastic. I popped in from OWH. That card is SO elegant!

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Benzi said...

That is one fun and adorable Independence Day card..love it to pieces. And, what an elegant anniversary card.

Have a spectacular 4th...stay cool.

jimlynn said...

Those mice look so happy with that big old slice of watermelon!!! VERY cute - like the way you did the sentiment on here and the butterflies.
Beautiful second card too! Such a pretty embossing folder.
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You just blew me away with that HM card! Dang Carol, That is some awesome coloring! Love that beautiful anniversary card, also! We took a ride to Shady for lunch, now I get to play.

Linda said...

The coloring on the first is fantastic! Love the use of letters and then bling on top. whudda thunk! Gorgeous anniversary card...somply perfect! TFS!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Can I have some watermelon please? You made it look so delish!!!! The Spica really made the seeds stand out nicely. You sticker letters look very nice. Your second card is just another gorgeous, elegant card that any couple would treasure. Hope you are staying warm. It's about 75 degrees here in California. Not rubbing it in or anything. LOL

nwilliams6 said...

The HM fruity card is darling! Such great coloring. I really like your Anniversary card as well - elegant and beautiful.

Dixie Cochran said...

Happy Independence Day to you too! I think I need to go get me some watermelon. That looks delicious! Love the gold accents on your anniversary card. Beautiful!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful cards good luck with the HMFMC123**
Happy crafting Ginny ♥

Zoe Sanderson said...

Saw the thumbnail on Oozak and had to come over for a better look. Your colouring is amazing! This is one terrific card. XOXO Zoe

paperella said...

Gorgeous cards!! Your coloring in the first one is outstanding, and the second one is beyond elegant!

Yolanda said...

Both of these are gorgeous!

Erika said...

I love your elegant, simple anniversary card. Actually, there's nothing simple about it! The gold edging really adds a nice touch.

Ruby Craft said...

Wonderful cards!

Denise Marzec said...

The first one is really cute and definitely summery...love how you did the "summer days" sentiment squares. The second is so elegant!!!...wowza!

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful cards!
Gr. Karina
Denmark.

Sue said...

What better fruit than an ice cold watermelon in this hot weather!!
Love your card, coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Elaine said...

Two fabulous cards Carol I love the House Mouse card its so much fun and your other card is beautiful , fabulous work Hugs Elaine

Rica said...

This is stunning Carol, your colouring of this adorable image is sensational - your watermelon looks scrumptious!!!

hugs Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with House Mouse & Friends challenge.

Claudia said...

Hi Carol, wow, that's just fantastic. Great colouring and the idea with the letters, just great.
Hugs Claudia

Dot said...

Beautiful colouring of your HM image, the watermelon looks yummie, please send some summer weather my way ;)
Thank you for joining us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
hugs Dorte

Sandy said...

Carol, I am so glad I finally have time to catch up on all the Oozak entries - yours is FAB! Love that image, one of my fave HMs!!!

Sandy