Happy July to you! The summer is just scooting by! And, today is time for another sketch challenge over at Paper Sweeties! Do you have any 4th of July plans? They always have a wonderful fireworks display here in town over the river. It's something we always do to celebrate the 4th. We take a blanket early in the afternoon to save our spot on the hillside. They sell popcorn for a great snack. And, they sell neon necklaces for the little tykes. It's fun watching the little ones and listening to music before the awesome display of fireworks!
Here is my card for this month's challenge...
Lots of red, white, and blue! I started with a kraft card base and used new Doodlebug papers. The stamps I used are from the stamp sets Pennant Party and Fancy Monograms! I stamped the pennants onto kraft cardstock and paper pieced. Stars and buttons were added along with twine. Sequins were added with pearl cotton at the edges. The fancy monograms were stamped onto white cardstock. Aren't those the prettiest monograms? I sure think so! Also, I added washi tape along the left side. I thought it had a great effect of how the stars showed up the paper underneath. Twine, star, sequins and gems in top left corner to finish off the ribbon treatment. Ok, there ya have it friends, my red, white, and blue card to help celebrate the 4th of July...I love the USA!
Please join in on the fun and enter the challenge. The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate and will be invited to be the guest designer for the following month! Also, check out the fabulous design team inspiration! Take care and have a wonderful 4th, hugs!
Paper: Doodlebug, Recollections
Stamps: Paper Sweeties: Pennant Party(sentiments)
Paper Sweeties: Fancy Monograms(sentiments)
Ink: SU(Black, Brilliant Blue)
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon, Morex Corp.
Gems: Paper Studio
Glitter Stars, Heart: Recollections
Washi Tape: Darice
Star Buttons: Jo-Ann Fabric
Sequins, Pearl Cotton: Jo-Ann Fabric
Buttons: Recollections, My Stash