Monday, June 13, 2011

June 14...It's FLAG DAY in AMERICA!

Hello stampers!  Today is a very special day.  It's Flag Day and it's time to CELEBRATE!  Do you know what that means?  Do you know why Americans celebrate this day?  Well, Check it out HERE.  Fly YOUR flag to show your pride in AMERICA!!!

To CELEBRATE this special day, and on the Savvy Projects Blog, we're having our own FLAG DAY Celebration in the form of a HOP.  We've even been given a treat from Nina B, one High Flyin', ROCKIN' and Rollin'  Designer for TAC.  I am sharing two cards  I created with her new set, VINTAGE RIDES that incorporate the use of a FLAG...I challenge YOU to make a card with a flag too! 

My first card was created with my current Color Throwdown #5 challenge in mind.  

It's a pretty clean and simple card, really.  I wanted the focus to be drawn to the banner AND the plane...That's it!!! I cut a one inch strip of each patterned paper then cut uniform triangles.  I colored some white paper with the yellow Copic to make it match perfectly.  After attaching the triangles to some rope, I attached the "Zooming By" sentiment to the edge then glued everything down.  The edges of the triangles were slightly curled to give added dimension to this card. 
Want the details? 

Stamps Used: Vintage Rides
Ink: Memento Black, Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze
Copics: R000, 02,27, 35; Y06, 19,38; B05; C1, 5
Papers: Bazzill Red, White Caboodles, Designer Collection "Tuscany Spice", "Winterberry"
Martha Stewart Bakers Twine (red)
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Inkssentials Pop Dots

This card meets the requirements for the following challenges:
SOS Shopping our Stash:  SOS Challenge #4:  Stars paper

Here's my second card...GIRLY and SPARKLY!!!  (You know me!)
School's OUT!  Summer Bike Ride...I created this card by placing the bike to the far left of the page so I could add a stick for the "flag".  I remember having a "banana seat bike with a flag positioned just like it!".  Those were the days.  Because there was a lot of white space, I added some stippling with various light Copic Colors to create depth and a little dimension.  Grounding the bike you'll find some "snipped" grass....The perfect touch for this LONG card measuring approximately 6 x 4.25 inches.   
A little closer and you can see the feathering technique used as well as some stippling.  And...Corner rounded and stitched the card!!!
Want the details?

Stamps Used: Vintage Rides
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: B0000, 00, 04; BG10; RV23; E93, N0, C5, Black Multiliner
Diamond Stickles
Cardstock: Bazzill Wild Pansy, Lily Pond, White Caboodles
Ribbon: Hot Pink from my stash
Inkssentials Pop Dots
Corner Chomper
Machine Stitching
I created my SUMMER BIKE RIDE CARD For the following challenges: 

Anything Goes Challenge #43:  Summer!
Shopping Our Stash:  SOS Challenge #4:  USE "S" Items:  Stickles (Sparkles)
Paper and Such Color Inspiration Challenge:  YUMMO!


  1. Great cards, Kerry. Your coloring is awesome! I love this set, don't you?

  2. These are soooo cute Kerry! You did a fantastic job!

  3. Love the bike with the flag behind - brings back memories - awesome Kerry

  4. Fantastic cards Kerry! Love all the details :)

  5. I love these images and the cards you made with them! I do NOT need more stamps... I do NOT need more stamps ...

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  6. Holy WOW!! This is absolutely splendid!!! Hope you'll keep playing along with us at Paper and Such!!!

  7. These are both such great cards, love them!!

  8. Wonderful CAS card, I love the vintage vehicles and the bunting too!
    Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

  9. These cards are beautifully done. I love your coloring. And thank you for your kind words :).

  10. Kerry I love both of your cards! I can not wait to play with that bike stamp. Great job.

  11. Great cards! Thanks for playing with us Paper and Such!

  12. oh super cards love the images,and love that bike great stitching on this too,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cheryl xxxx

  13. These cards are great! thanks for joining us at the SOS this week!


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