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Friday, July 3, 2009

Blogger's Challenge - Patriotic!

I love the spirit of 4th of July, all the family get-togethers, cook outs, summertime, etc, etc, etc. BUT......I hate fireworks! I love looking at them from afar.......very afar! I don't like the idea of being around them or the thought of my kids being around them even more. Of course, they hate that! My brother is really good about putting on a "show" for us and picking one's that are safe for them to "do" themselves. Just another area that, as a mom, I'm "no fun"!! That's from my kids - I happen to think I'm very fun! Ha ha!

Anyways, here is my project. It's not very often that I do a clean simple design that I don't end up with the feeling that something is missing! But I like this one!

I know what you're thinking......"uh, have you ever heard of a stamp-a-ma-jig"??? Funny thing is, I used one! Ha ha! If you don't know, a stamp-a-ma-jig is this cool little tool to help you stamp an image straight and exactly where you want it EVERY TIME -- in this case, it was operator error! I added the stamped image AFTER I put the ribbon on, so it was hard to position without the ribbon getting in the way, therefore making it hard for me to see if it was really straight. Oh well, you get the idea! To fray the ribbon like that, you just cut the edge off each side and just pull it apart. This technique works with the grosgrain ribbon - I don't think it would work with silk or other kinds. I love the look of stamping the inside of the cards a little, but hardly ever think to do it! (my picture was a little blurry for some reason - those are little stars that I stamped with versamark and then with white)

Supplies used for this project were: brillian blue cs, real red cs, whisper white cs, real red 5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon, white 1/4" wide grosgrain ribbon, Celebrate This stamp set, star punch and white craft ink. The stars on the inside were from the retired Sporting Goods stamp set.

Have a wonderful and SAFE holiday weekend! I get to go to the Larry the Cable Guy show! They are filming it for the Comedy Central channel, so watch for me!!

15 comments:

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice. The frayed ribbon reminds me of fireworks. I love watching fireworks but hate the loud bangs (I wear earplugs).

Connie said...

Very pretty...clean and simple. The frayed ribbon is a really nice touch!

Barb Hardeman said...

So pretty, I love it clean and simple. Your frayed ribbon is so cool - like fireworks! Great job...

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love the frayed ribbon...makes me think of fireworks! {SMILES}

Lisa said...

Very cute! Clean and simple!

Kristen said...

Wonderful card. Very festive!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so cute Shona! I love how you added the white ribbon piece! Looks just like fireworks! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Great CAS card!

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card.. thanks for sharing your talent and creativity. Enjoy your holiday.

Kerry D-C said...

This is a great card! I love the look of the frayed ribbon!

Margaret R said...

Very clean and very effective!! It is lovely and love the frayed ribbon..great touch!

Patti Chesky said...

I love everything about fireworks!! This card is lovely. The frayed ribbon adds just the right touch!!

Barbara said...

Don't you just love going back to the basics sometimes? Always is refreshing...and almost always looks fabulous....AND this is certainly no exception! GREAT card!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great clean and simple card. The frayed ribbon is a nice touch.

Rachel Hope said...

Love the ribbon treatment...looks like fireworks! :)