Sunday, June 9, 2013

CADB Post: Home Of The Brave

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. This week's theme on the Card a Day Blog is, " Our Country's Birthday". Here is the card that I came up with for this theme.


To make my card, I started off with a 5.50" x 4.25" white card base. For my background paper, I embossed a piece of dark blue cardstock paper, cut to 5.25" x 4" using the Assorted Stars embossing folder, by Darice. I then adhered my embossed piece to the front of my card base.

I then added three strips of ribbon from The Paper Studio Patriotic ribbon collection, cut to fit a little over the length of the background paper, so it could be wrapped around the edges of the background paper. I used my ATG tape applicator to adhere the ribbon.

For my star embellishment, I cut out three stars in red, white, and blue, in graduating sizes, embossed them using The Paper Studio Tiny Stars embossing folder, then adhered them stacked on top of each other. For the star on the top of the layers, I used a star sticker from the 3D Stars Dazzles sticker collection from Hot Off The Press. I adhered my star embellishment on to the left side of my card using dimensional tape. 

For my sentiment, I chose a sentiment from the Summertime Designs digital kit, Freedom Aint Free. I printed out the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock to the size I wanted, cut it out, inked the edges with blue ink, then added it to my card.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my latest card for CADB, and I hope you check out the site every day for some wonderful card inspiration. Also, if you're into card challenges, you might want to check out our monthly challenge, for the chance to win a wonderful prize!

3 comments:

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Jill. Love the way you used this theme with all the color. Cool ribbon too

Penny Duncan said...

Jill this card is AWESOME!!!!! I LOVE how you used the ribbons as stripes!!! VERY clever!!!!

Ree M Swartz said...

Nice work Jill