Another Lovely 4th of July Card!

Hi everyone!  It feels like so long since I have posted.  I have been so swamped at work this week and I know it is only going to get worse next week.  I really am starting to live for my weekends off!  I created this card for the TSG158 Cork It! Challenge.  I have to say it took me a really long time to create this card.  I have never worked with cork before, so it was a challenge to use it in a creative manner.  I guess that is what challenges are for though right?

I once again used the Authentique "Glory" line of papers for this card.  I really really love this line!  The felt stars are "Puffies" from KI Memories I found at Michaels.  I then cut out thin cork sheets from Michaels as well for the back layer of the stars.  I really wanted to use my sewing machine this week to stitch on this card, but I chickened out last minute and decided just to hand stitch for an accent to the front.  I will get the courage up soon to machine stitch I swear!  The red cardstock is American Crafts and I embossed it using my Sizzix Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I stamped the sentiment using CTMH Archival Black ink.  This is one of my favorite black inks out there.  I find it does not smear at all with my Tim Holtz distress markers.  The layout was taken from SSSC159.  I  didn't get this done on time to submit for this challenge as well, but I still love how it turned out.

The inside is finished using the same products.  I stamped the cork star with CTMH's Universal Backgrounds D1477 script stamp in Lady Bug Memento ink.  I hope you all enjoy this card, and please visit my blog again for further projects!

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Wow, your rocked this challenge Amber! This is a really fun patriotic card. I love the dp mix and the layout.