Saturday, July 4, 2009

It's Your Day

Hello, blog friends! Happy Independence Day to all of my United States friends. Today's project is a birthday card that I made for the Gallery Idol open call.

I started with a gray base and added layers of Vintage Cream and patterned paper from Imaginisce. I love this paper because it has spot lacquer on some of the numbers. It's difficult to see in the picture, but it adds such a fun texture in person.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on cream cardstock that I matted with a layer of bright aqua. Then, I backstitched with aqua embroidery floss. I set the sentiment panel aside while I covered the chipboard star with Pure Poppy cardstock and stitched on an aqua button.

Then, I cut slits into the sentiment panel and added foam tape before wrapping Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched ribbon around the base and threading it through the sentiment panel. I finished the ribbon with a simple knot and attached the star to the sentiment panel. Not a super complicated card, but I'm really happy with my finished product.

Don't forget to comment on this post for your chance to win a little present. You have until noon (EST) on Monday to enter, so get those comments in early!

I hope you all have a fun holiday weekend. Be safe and be smart. See you all later!

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Gravel, Pool - Paper Source
Stamps: Star Prints - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Charcoal - Palette
Fibers: Aqua Embroidery Floss, White Embroidery Floss - DMC; Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink
Other: Chipboard Star - Basic Grey; Foam Tape - Scotch; Aqua button

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