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Monday, July 1, 2013

Good ole' Red, White and Blue...

I found a spool of this wire edged  ribbon and had to grab it for my 4th of July cards... and then a flag waving girl from Just Some Lines that fits perfectly.

This will be my inspiration card for Monday's new challenge at Craft Your Passion - "Red, White & Blue".   Get your take on the theme in no later than Sunday, July 7... and to get some great ideas, go check out the versions of the CYP Design Team!

I trimmed a blue panel for both the inside and front of the card.  This allowed me to wrap the wire edged ribbon around the panel and fasten with tape on the back before mounting on the front.  The image was printed out twice and colored with Copics - one copy was punched out with the scalloped circle and the 2nd was cut into pieces to sculpt and layer on the base piece.  the head, shirt and flag are elevated on foam tape to create dimension.  Edges of the scalloped circle were inked with Distress Inks and two brads anchor it thru the ribbon and to the blue panel.
The inside panel has been stamped with stars using clear ink and then embossed with clear EP.  (TIP: For those of you who haven't tried this old technique... this is an easy way to make a background - the clear ink and clear embossing powder leaves a mark that is just a shade darker than the background CS.  A handy tool when you can't find matching papers.)

This card should be eligible for the following
2 Sisters #150 - Stripes
Thru the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly - Sketch
Simon Says  - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #50 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Paper Shelter #118 - Buttons or Brads
Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars and Stripes
Sentimental Sunday #161 - All things Digital WON
613 Ave C #26 - Natl. Colors
One Step at a Time #170 - Anything Goes
Pile it On #26 - Bling
Beyond Grey - Anything Goes + Photo Inspiration (Red, White & Blue)
Just Some Lines - Anything Goes with a JSL image

IMAGES:  The focal image is from Just Some Lines"Believe" is a self inking "Mini Word"; "Just Because" is from Hanko
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the image;  base CS is Georgia Pacific; blue CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Wire edged "flag"Ribbon is from Michaels; brads are from stash; scalloped circle is a Marvy punch.
INKS: "Stormy Sky" Distress Ink was used to edge the scalloped circle; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:
May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Gorgeous card love the image Ginny x

  2. A cute one :)!Thank you so much for playing along 'Beyond Grey Challenge #34 and Best of luck !

  3. A lovely looking card. Love your american colors. Happy "birthday" to you all. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  4. Fab ribbon!! Lovely card, thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  5. Very cute, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

  6. Ginny This is colored just beautifully! Thank you for sharing your color uses. Fits perfectly into our Stars & Stripes challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. ADORABLE!! As soon as I saw this creation I started hearing parade music! Fantastic!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Stars & Stripes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Great 4th of July card. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  9. A great image and love that ribbon. Thanks for joining in with our TPS challenge this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  10. Gorgeous :) I love the colours you used and the lovely design. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

  11. Great this card. With so less of stuff such a great card.
    I love it.
    xxx Michelle

  12. Sweet card.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  13. This is adorable, thanks so much for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

  14. ~ginny, this card is so fun. The ribbon is beautiful and suits the cheering girl image so well. She looks so happy waving her flag. The scallops and the white space around her really draw attention to this image. Great sculpting, as always. I could have used your knowledge and talent when I was trying to curve my umbrella...I was thinking about you and trying to channel my inner ~ginny :D

  15. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hugs katie x

  16. so cute, thanks for sharing at just some lines

    jsl dt

  17. fab card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week, good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  18. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Some Lines.
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  19. Ginny this is an amazing card. I love that ribbon!

  20. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Beyond Grey Challenges.

  21. That really is an awesome patriotic card!!! Love the ribbon you have used.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  22. Awesome card for 4th July. Love the Digi you used for this card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.

  23. Hi Ginny,
    Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Sentimental Sundays :) It's adorable. I love the colours :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

    P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like :)

    Dreamtime Designs:

  24. Nicely done ! Thanks for playing with us @BGC !


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