Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July + A Birthday Card!

* If you're looking for the card I made for V's Sweet Ideas Challenge, click here.

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

Love,

Gri

5 comments:

V's Sweet Ideas said...

Great job combining both Birthday and July 4th on a card Grisel! Love it. The lace is lovely and the sentiment is perfect. Not to mention the ribbon ;)

Kim said...

Fabulous patriotic card!
~Kim

lenny said...

Very nice card!
Love the color combo!
Cute little stars... :-)

Pat said...

What a cute card, Gri! And what a great way to get the colors and the sentiment in for a masculine card...

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. Love the lace!!