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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bloggers' Challenge #176 -- Patriotic

I'm here! I'm here! Yes, I'm late again, but really wanted to participate.....went away for a few days and just didn't have the time to get this together before I left. This was the first (and only) "vacation" I was able to take this year....and it was just so nice to get away! Just a few days down in Myrtle Beach....a fun couple of days with my hubby, sister and BIL. The guys golfed; we ladies went shopping!
Anyway, here's my submission for this week's Challenge. I have to admit that I did a double take when I saw the theme....Patriotic? It's's getting cold.....and the holidays are coming! Oh, well....whatever! (Wonder what Lisa, our group Mom was thinking....timing is a bit unusual, don't you think?)
There's a "new" technique floating around in cyberland and I so wanted to try it. Soooo easy....soooo fun! (And actually, one I've done before!) I think it's called Inlaid Embossing....but not positive about that. The stars were punched with the now-retired Small Star Punch, the Extra Large Star Punch, and the Big Shot and the Movers & Shaker Die. Except for the layered stars, all were adhered to the Natural White background and then put through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. If you click on the photo, you can bring it up a bit larger and see more of the detail. Oh, and the Natural White background was created with the Top Note Die....put the piece of CS through once and then turn and give it a go once again. The "HB" is also retired, but so perfect for the solid star...and popped up on a Dimensional.
So, there you have out of season Patriotic rendition of a birthday card....but, I guess birthdays are NEVER out of season, are they?! Thanks so much for stopping by.....and don't forget to see what the others have been up to. You can see who is participating, and then visiting their blogs, by clicking here.
Stamps: All Holidays, It's Your Birthday*, Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel
Inks: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake
CS: Crumb Cake, Natural White, Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point
Misc: Small Star Punch*, Extra Large Star Punch, Movers & Shakers, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon*, Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Designer Buttons (Neutrals)
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Edited to add: DUH! Forgot about Veteran's Day! How unAmerican of me. We owe our vets so much....guess I just lost track of time. Guess I still have flakey brain syndrome!


Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is lovely Barbara! What a great technique! :D

Linda Monroe said...

Very cute card. The main image almost looks like a quilt with the stars and texture!

BarbaraW said...

Cool patriotic card, just in time for Veterans' Day.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great patriotic card- I used that technique too- it is so neat looking IRL! This is a great idea with the stars; great card. And, sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Lisa Bohler said...

Fabulous!!! I love the layered stars with that texture!!! Super job!

GCgirl said...

Love the technique! Very pretty :0)

JP Card Crazy said...

Fantastic creative!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, I love the texture with all the stars!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great Patriotic BD card, love all the added texture. See, I really wasn't out of my mind when I issued the challenge - was just thinking a week ahead!

Ida said...

This is wonderful. I just love the texture this card has and all the great punched stars.

Nikki Bond said...

Oh wow..this is fantastic! Love all the texture {sMILES}

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Great card! I did the same thing regarding the theme -- I was so sure it was because of the elections last week though! I honestly didn't think Veteran's Day either although I also am extremely grateful for their sacrifices! TFS!


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