------- Paper Sweeties July Inspiration Challenge #33 ------- Red, White & Blue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy 4th of July! In keeping with America's upcoming birthday celebration, Paper Sweeties' July Inspiration Challenge is Red, White, & Blue. I hope you'll play along with us.
I went shabby with my card, distressing all the edges with my Distrezz-It-All and with ink. I colored the doily with several colors of ink sprays. The star stitch on my sewing machine was perfect for the top edge of the striped paper. I used Paper Sweeties' Beautiful stamp set for the sentiment and stamped frame, and cut it out with the coordinating Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set. The bow is made from Sugar Sprinkles Seam Binding and I've used Apple Pie and Sugar Sprinkles sequins in several places, including the top of a blue button, which I distressed with sand paper and "antiqued" with brown acrylic paint. To finish off the card, I melted Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder in a few places.

For the inside, I used scraps from the front of the card to make a patriotic frame around the sentiment panel. 

Be sure to visit the rest of the design team, as well as our July Guest Designer, Lin Brandyberry, for more Red, White & Blue inspiration, then pop over to the Paper Sweeties blog and link up your own creation for a chance to with a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a Happy Independence Day!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve June 2015 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Summer
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #130: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #227: Leave a Little Sparkle


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Julee (Vervegirl) said...

A simply GORGEOUS Americana card. Love all your details. Thanks for playing along with VLV!

Maria said...

What a gorgeous shabby patriotic card with lots of detail, Cheryl...love it!!!

Mynn xx said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all the gorgeous texture, Cheryl! I adore the use of the sequins! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous.

Jill Norwood said...

Cheryl I love the shabby distressed feel of your gorgeous card! You always add the sweetest details like the distressed button and the embossing and the sprayed doily! I love your designs!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl Lea! I love the shabby look, all the texture looks wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is STUNNING! LOVING that texture!!!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome, just love the vintage feel to it!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the stitching and the embossing!

Sandra said...

Wonderful patriotic card! Very pretty and grungy! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Debbie said...

WOW ... what a shabby chic STUNNER you have created for this month's challenge, Cheryl!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, nice card! I love all the distressed shabbiness and Americana colors. Cool star stitching along the top, too. I always mean to use more of my decorative stitches but seem to be stuck on just a few, and then I never change thread colors. This is most inspiring, Cheryl!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is a beautiful and inspiring card, love it!

Lisa said...

So very awesome! This card is right up my alley... love the distressing and the stitching... everything...