Thursday, June 23, 2011

TE Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Hi there! I'm excited to be a part of today's Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop! The theme is red, white, and blue, so with the 4th of July holiday quickly approaching, I decided to make a patriotic card. Sankari Wegman provided a sketch to use for the hop, and I started out following it, but my card didn't really end up that way. Does that ever happen to you. I bet it does! :)

I used the God Bless the USA single stamp that was released last year, and I even had a few remnants left from the patriotic-themed kit that Taylor released last year, so I pulled those out for my card as well.

I stamped my image in Memento Tuxedo Black and highlighted the fireworks with Copic markers. I added Crystal Stickles to the fireworks and Red Stickles to the "USA" letters.

I embossed the Kraft background with the Polka Dots embossing folder - my favorite one! - and did lots of zig-zag stitching. I finished the card off by added a few little star embellishments, some ric-rac, and a red bow.

Now, hop on over to Geeta Suggs' blog! She's your next stop! Have fun, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Cardstock: blue, Kraft (Bazzill), Choice Buttercream
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers Old Glory collection
Stamps: God Bless the USA by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: Crystal Stickles, Red Stickles, stars, ribbon
Tools: Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, sewing machine


  1. Hi Candace!! This card is sooooo cute! Love the embossing and your sparklers are so festive! Fun card!
    (miss seeing you at CPC! [hugs}

  2. Cute card...I love the polka dots and ribbon!

  3. This is sooo the texture and sewing in the background and the patriotic stamp you used is just perfect!!!

  4. I LOVE this Candace! The colors and papers are the embossed Kraft panel! PERFECTLY done!

  5. I really really love this card creation! It just screams patriotism, and my husband is a Vietnam veteran so I am always on the lookout for card inspiration. Just fabulous!

  6. Love, love this!!! Love all the texture & fabulous layers!

  7. Just wonderful! Love that you paired this with kraft and all the dots!

  8. Candace - this is a fabulous card - LOVE the sparkle and the simplicity!!!

  9. My card didn't quite end up like the sketch either! LOVE the end result of this though!!!!

  10. What a lovely design! love the papers and stitching on this!

  11. I ADORE how clean and put together your card is! Great job!

  12. This is really fabulous! Love your card...and your blog is wonderful!! :-)

  13. Crystal Stickles to the fireworks are very pretty. I'm saving this one;)


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