Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day weekend! and Happy Graduation, Ryan! Ryan is a young man in our neighborhood who is graduating from High School. It just so happens that his HS (also where my girls attended) was built in 1976 & the school colors are red, white & blue with the mascot being a Patriot. Can't get much more patriotic than that! I didn't want anything too girly so I went with the school colors and the stars.

And how perfect for me that this card works for three of this week's challenges over on Splitcoaststampers. The Ways to Use It challenge, WT134, to use stars; the Free For All, F4A66, was a literal "free for all" with the catch that something on the card must have been free. My free thing was the small star punch which I got free for being a SU! hostess. The last challenge was the Inspiration Challenge, IC286, to pick something from a paper plates and napkins website to inspire you. I chose this patriotic napkin.

I got this idea for embossing shapes into the cardfront from Karen, my SU! demonstrator. She made this fab card way back in March & I've been anxious to try the technique ever since. And since she showed me this, I've seen lots of this technique. So I don't know where it really originated from, but my credit goes to Karen who always keeps up with the latest and makes the best cards! 

Thanks for stopping! Hugs,
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Paper: Brilliant Blue (retired), Real Red (SU!), Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories: Large and small star punches, Modern label punch SU!), Red rhinestones (Michaels), Lattice embossing folder (SU!)


Bev Gerard said...

What a wonderful card for this special holiday in tribute of those who have fallen in service to our beloved USA! Love the way you implemented the technique!


Becky said...

What a great card! I love the technique too :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love this card, Marilyn! :)

Amy Johnson said...

What a fabulous personalized grad card! I love the embossed stars.