RCC60 & CPS 272

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July, y'all!  We've got a real low-key day planned with lots of yummy food and delicious treats, as well as a few sparklers and poppers that also won't risk setting anything on fire, especially with the dry conditions we're having here in Kansas.  But before all the fun begins, I wanted to pop in here to share a creation that suites this favorite holiday to a "T" and doubly serves as a patriotic wish to you all.
I started this card by piecing the distressed red and blue, polka dot, patterned papers onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between them.  I then trimmed them, near their left edge, with a strip of red, "DIAMOND INK", patterned paper; created the "happy 4th" sentiment from mini, blue alphas; and machine stitched, with white-threaded, straight stitches, around the edges of everything and, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, to either side of the "DIAMOND INK", patterned paper, before adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
The stars were stamped, in Jet Black ink, once on the card face itself and once near the top of an ink distressed, Whisper White, cardstock, die cut label, before being colored in with Ruby Red and Brilliant Blue inks and a blender pen; glittered; and stuffed into a stamped, in Brilliant Blue ink, on a Whisper White, cardstock die cut, pocket, which was adhered, being careful to line up the originally stamped, on the card face, swirls, with foam tape.  The prepped label was then adhered, with foam tape, in the center of the card face.
Finally, I dressed up the label's top left corner with a sheer, red, polka dot ribbon, tied in a bow and embellished with a Pure Poppy button, laced with a Baker's Twine bow.
I'm linking this one up to the Ribbon Carousel's Challenge #60: Independence Day and Card Positioning Systems' Sketch 272, which I rotated 180 degrees to the right.
I'll be back, late tonight, with a brand new challenge from The Play Date Cafe.  Until then, for those of you who live in the United States, have a safe and blessed holiday and, for those of you who don't, have an extra blessed Wednesday!  Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: A Pocketful (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White (SU); red distressed (Cosmo Cricket); red “DIAMOND INK” (Jenni Bowlin); blue polka dot (Paper Studio) Ink: Ruby Red & Brilliant Blue (SU); Jet Black (StazOn); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Label Layers 3 & A Pocketful dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Dazzling Diamonds & Blender Pen (SU); Pure Poppy button (PTI); Baker’s Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); foam tape (Scotch); sheer red polka dot ribbon (Hobby Lobby); mini blue alphas (My Little Shoebox)


Lynn said...

Happy July 4th! We're off to our local parade this morning and it is blazing hot outside! Love your sweet card...the fireworks popping out of the pocket are so cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun card, love the ribbon touch.

Annette Allen said...

awesome card...Happy 4th of July..

Laurie said...

Jinny this is such a fun card! I love the glittery fireworks! Hope you have a fun and safe 4th! Hugs!

Ros Crawford said...

Ooooh! this is so lovely ... Happy 4th of July to you and yours ♥♥♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! Jinny... this is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee the denim pocket and the stars!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Adorable card Jinny, love all of the festive details! HAPPY 4th!!

Patrice said...

Love that patriotic card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!