Friday, 17 June 2011

4th July card for Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz and June Old Stash Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. I'm sorry to have been AWOL for so long but we've been away for a week and its taken me some time to get caught up and find some time to craft. However, to help me get back in the swing, its the 17th of the month and its time for the Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz.


The challenge this time is to create a card for the 4th July and at first I thought I'd have to pass on this one because I don't have any appropriate stamps, let alone anyone to send it to, but not to be daunted, I looked through my WMS stash and tried to be a bit creative with what I had.

I decided to make a US flag and started with the rectangular frame from Frame It stamped in red and then I created the stripes with some red ric rac. For the stars part, I played with the star tree from Teeny Trees and just kept stamping it until I had a panel that pleased me.


For the background I started with a white card base and cut four squares of Coredinations card stock and embossed them with a Cuttlebug folder, before sanding them to expose some of the core. A sentiment from Frame it, some ribbon and a few star gems for bling finished it off.




I'll update you on the ducks in my next post because I'm sure that like me, you will want to waltz off to see all the goodies on the other blogs. This card also counts as my June 'Use Old Stash Challenge', in my continuing attempt to use old materials that have been neglected in favour of shiny new stuff.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs
Carol x



17 comments:

  1. Super creation, great idea with the rik rak

    Ali x

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  2. wow, this is amazing...I luv the design...hope your day is fabby!

    enjoy *~*

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  3. Carol - this is just marvellous!! I really like your take on the US flag - the red ric-rak has so much texture. Super card.

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  4. Love this pretty flag with the rick rack stripes! the embossed background sets it off nicely!

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  5. What an incredibly creative approach to the challenge! Love your ric-rac stripes and your sentiment. Great card!

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  6. I love the ric rac stripes and the embossed background, a lovely card.

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  7. what a creative idea to use rick rack for the stripes! Well done!

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  8. What a FABULOUS Americana card! Love your embossing and beautiful flag! ! Hugs, Karin

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  9. What a cute card, Carol! I love it!! The flag is cool and I love the embossed pieces.

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  10. What an adorable use of the rick rack! SOOO ool!Love the fun stars as well!

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  11. A brilliant card for the Walrz :). I love your take on the flag; so creative and gorgeous!
    XX

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  12. Lovely card for the waltz. Really like the ric rac used for the stripes and the embossing.

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  13. Oh that flag is GREAT! Love the fancy stars in the center, and those rick rack stripes sooo cute! The D'Vine Swirls folder sets it off so nicely, just like fireworks bursting in the background :)

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  14. Fabulous idea...the ric rac makes me think of the furling flag.....how creative you are!!!!

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  15. What an adorable flag, Carol! I love the stars and the ric rac makes perfect stripes! Great job!

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  16. Brilliant Carol. Your ric rak makes a fabulous flag! Such a greatly creative card. Well done!

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  17. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful card! The ric rac is brilliant. I'm really glad that you decided to waltz because this is really inspiring.

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