Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Best Wishes

This is my card on the
for the Red~White~Blue challenge
using the inspiration photo below.
Don't forget, you can use my code
DIANE-10 anytime for a 10% discount.

Hi Diane with you today.
I have a rather large but fun Americana card to show you.
I used a Sue Wilson embossing folder for the background.
I cut two PoppyStamps Small Madison Windows
I hand cut the star curtains from Bo Bunny Anthem collection papers.

I decorated the windows just in time for Memorial Day
with a wreath cut with Memory Box Starry Wreath.
I cut it three times using Pearlized Esse White Metallic for the base
and So Silk Fair Blue and Stardream Jupiter for the randomly places stars.
I just cut them apart, very easy.
If you haven't tried any of these card stocks yet,
give them a try, they are a wonderful heavier weight and beautiful!

The Best Wishes is a Spellbinders die.
A tip for adhering your words.
Cut a piece of Scor-tape double sided adhesive to fit your word
and place on the back of the paper you are using.
Place your die on the paper side(not the adhesive side) and cut.
To make this even easier,
I use daily either the Cuttlehug Large shim or
To help get the paper with adhesive out of your die,
another daily tool I can't live without are
the Crafters Tools by Cheery Lynn.
These really come in handy with the more intricate and smaller dies
like the word dies.

I finished my card with a pretty bow.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations .... ATG Twist of Die Cuts
Dream Valley ....ATG
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Red~White~Blue/Ribbon

Here is a link to our challenge...
I hope you will join in with us!!


Ros Crawford said...

What a great patriotic card Diane! So darn cute!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is fabulous!! I love the patriotic scene you've created!! The windows look amazing with the star curtains and wreath!! The embossing and bow are awesome!! Love this my friend!! Perfect to celebrate Memorial Day!! Have a great day :)

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Darlene said...

WOW! Great job! So patriotic and I LOVE the scene you've created! You are so clever ... your mojo is certainly in high gear! You go girl!!

Lisa :) said...

This is a beautiful patriotic card!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! So cool! It looks just like a house dressed up for 4th of July. Love the star wreath, and it would be great to have that kind of siding on a house. Pretty!

Shona Hamill said...

What a lovely card, the bow is fab. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley challenges. Shona xx

Bonnie Garby said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the way you decorated the windows in this pretty card, Diane! The embossed background looks like bunting! How perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!