Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

The card I have for you today was actually completed about a month ago. I say completed because I stamped the main panel right after Vintage Picnic was released (which was almost a year ago), but I couldn't decide how I wanted to finish the card. None of the patterned paper I had seemed right and I didn't want a stamped background that would take away from the main image. So, my little patriotic panel was set aside. It wasn't until my Woodgrain impression plate came in the mail that I knew exactly what this card needed. I used my Woodgrain impression plate on a piece of Kraft cardstock and then lightly rubbed the raised part with PTI's tea dye duo to enhance the look of the woodgrain. For the main panel I stamped the flag/stars image and then masked them and stamped two images from Fancy Flourishes so that it would look kind of like fireworks coming out of the basket. I stamped the basket on a seperate piece of cardstock, cut it out and adhered it with pop dots. The edges of the main panel are also inked with PTI's tea dye duo. I love how this card turned out even if it did take me almost a year to complete! I hope you enjoy it, too, and have a wonderful Memorial Day!


Papertrey Ink-cardstock (kraft, enchanted evening), stamps (vintage picnic, fancy flourishes), ink (tea dye duo), ribbon (pure poppy), Woodgrain impression plate.

Copic markers, twine, adhesive rhinestones, dimensional adhesive

13 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this Emm, I SOOOO need that picnic basket set lol!

Ted said...

Great card, Emm! I don't think you could get more patriotic than this. :) Well done!

Jennifer Carter said...

That's so cute! Love the swirls behind the images!

Lisa V. said...

Wow! This captures the spirit of the day. Fantastic design.

pattylt said...

Cute card. Gotta love that basket. How cute to put patriotic symbols in it! Really love it.

Keva said...

That is so adorable, Erica! The flourish coming out of the basket is so cool! I think the card looks fantastic with the woodgrain. Good job for holding on to it..lol

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my, this is so cute! Love the basket and all the swirls and stars sticking out!

Cathy Weber said...

Those flourishes look so good behind the basket, almost like fireworks! Really nice card and I love the woodgrain on the base.

Noora said...

Ohh...love every element in this card, the woodgrain impression, the basket, the colors...all so beautiful!

Nadine said...

Absolutely love your patriotic picnic basket - so clever Emm! The way you designed your card is just inspiring!

Maggie said...

The picnic basket is perfect, the swirls coming out the top are perfect, and the woodgrain in the back is perfect....shoot, this card is just perfect :)

Jackie Pedro said...

GREAT card! Love that basket!!

Barbara said...

Fabo! Love that flourish behind the basket--great touch!