Happy Birthday, America!!!! Happy Independence Day, dear friends!!!! Yippieeee!!! :D ♫ It's a party in the US of A!!! (;
To commemorate this very festive occasion, I wanted to do so by sharing a special 4th of July [slash] Birthday card!!! For this card, I decided to use ribbon by one of my most recent favorite brands, May Arts!!! (You can purchase these at a great price from V's Sweet Ideas Online Shop). I used red, white and blue ribbon in honor of the event that most marks the summer--the 4th of July!!! Yippieee!!! To give the 4th of July theme continuity, I did so by adding stars. For this reason, I used the blue stars pattern paper, as well as the star embellishments, which I created with a "star" punch and a sheet of Echo Park red pattern paper, as well as vellum paper. I added glitter glue to each punched out star, because what's a star without its sparkles?! (; The sentiment is from Hero Arts' "Birthday Messages" and I stamped it using my new Memento ink in "Danube Blue"--I'm addicted to these inks, by the way! (; I didn't want to add flowers or bows, in order to keep the card as masculine as possible (I clearly mostly make very feminine cards--I can't help it, I'm very girly!). Then, I added buttons in two different sizes to embellish the card some more.
Here's the card:
Credits to the photographer: Carlos Mieses
Since we don't exactly send 4th of July cards, I decided to adapt this one as a birthday card. This card has already been mailed out to my artistically brilliant brother, who's birthday was yesterday, July 3rd--YEAY!!! :D Happy Birthday again, David!!!!!! :D
Anyways, hope you are all having a great time on this 4th of July, as well as a safe one. Otherwise, have a blessed and CRAFTY day!!! GOD bless the USA!!! See you all next time! xoxoxo