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!
Cheryl Lea--That's Me!
July Guest Designer: Lin Brandyberry
Thanks for stopping by, and have a Happy Independence Day!
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