Thursday, June 6, 2013

4th of July Flagged Border Card

This week's Make it Monday Challenge over at the Papertrey Ink blog is to create a card with a flagged border. Immediately a 4th of July card popped into my head. I have lots of red and blue pattern paper left over from the pinwheel crib mobile I made, so I thought I could put the scraps to good use on a patriotic card. Easier said than done! For some reason, after the initial idea, I really struggled with this card. It was difficult to get all of the little flagged strips to behave and then I was sort of stumped for the rest of the card. I am mostly happy with the end result, except for the stars in the bottom corner. I do like them, but as I was hovering the stamp over the paper to figure out just where I wanted them placed, I hovered a little too close and smeared the ink! Argh! Don't you just hate messing up the final touch of a card? Ah well. I hope everyone's week is going well and that you have something fun planned for your weekend!


Stamps: Banner Builder (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI), various pattern papers (Michael's)
Ink: Ruby Red (SU!)
Embellishments: baker's twine
Tools: Banner Builder die, By the Numbers die (PTI), Cutter Bee Circle Cutter, Lacey Circles die (Nestabilities)


Debbie said...

This is wonderful! I love it! That smudgy thing has happened to me so many times too. It's the pits but your card is great! Don't worry about the smudge!

Helen F. said...

Vicki, your card is so fun and fabulous. Great July 4th Celebration colors.
PS: I have hidden so many smudges over the years ~ it's the nature of handmade cards (that's what I tell everyone LOL)

artful-notions said...

We call them 'Happy Accidents', and smile anyway! Wish I could see the mobile because these are great papers. Love the way you've combined them.

Sherri Osborn said...

Love your 4th of July card Vickie! I am working on a collection of links to patriotic cards and am wondering if it is okay to link to it? Thanks!

The Apple Crate said...

Hi Sherri, I'd love to be included in a collection of patriotic cards, thanks so much for asking! :)

Sherri Osborn said...

Great, thanks! It should be posted in a couple days. :-)