Monday, 25 June 2012

BBTB2 PATRIOTIC CHALLENGE


                                                          






















































Hiya

It's Monday and time for another BBTB2 challenge! This week's host is the fabulously creative Susan Edwards. Susan's theme for this week is 'Patriotic'and since July 4th is just around the corner hopefully you can join us in the challenge using your Patriotic creations you make with your Cricut!

Now even though I'm from the UK I always like to make a card for Independence day so I can wish all my US blogging friends a Happy July 4th!

On to my card, card base measures 6x6" and I printed (on to cardstock) red stripey paper and blue/white star papers from  Pink Petticoat colour collections downloads Stripes White and Vintage Stars White.  My star is cut using George and Basic shapes cartridge at 3.5", I then scored from each point of the star to make it look 3D. At the top of the card I used Martha Stewart deep edge punch Daisy Fan with white card. I added a lollipop stick to my star and tied three strands of red white and blue 3mm ribbon into a bow for decoration. The star has pop dots about four deep in the centre for dimension and stability and then glue dots at the points to hold them down. My sentiment is computer generated font is  Romantiques for 4 and the rest of the wording including Freedom  is using Carnivalee Freak Show. Another reason I love to use digi papers is that I can use colour picker on the papers on the computer in order to make sure my font colours match perfectly!  Finally I added some little star and little round clear gems to finish off.  (Ribbon,star and round gems and lollipop sticks all purchased from Hobbycraft)

Go visit BBTB2 and see all the fabulous Patriotic creations Susan and the rest of the DT have created for you this week and we would love to see your take on the challenge too!

Have a wonderful week everyone

Juliexx



19 comments:

Sandi said...

from across the pond, such a great share, love love it, hugs

Carole Beath said...

To you, across the pond ... this is a great card, Julie.
Carole

DonnaMundinger said...

Awww Sweetie, I love it! The punch across the top looks lke fab bunting and I adore your star wand and fabulous fonts. Gonna go check out Pink Petticoat for those papers. xxD

Stephanie said...

So cute. Beautiful details. Love how you used that punch.

Brenda said...

Love your take on the challenge Julie! What a fabulous card, love the "barn" star with the stick and red, white and blue ribbons!! The paper you used is fabulous and I love the sentiment stamp as well as the MS punch at the top of your card. hugs

Tangle said...

I love this! super fun and bright and patriotic. Nice job!

-Rebekah

Jeri said...

Wow, Julie, this is so cute. I love how you made that star 3-D. I never would have thought of that, but I really like the look and will remember it for the future. Your so sweet to recognize our American holiday from across the pond.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Susan said...

Julia, I love your Independence card! The star wand is brilliant and I love the bunting at the top of the card. Your font is great for the occasion and the splatter of stars is wonderful. Thanks for a great card!

I thought of you and wondered how you celebrated the Diamond Jubilee. Will you be attending any Olympic events? 16 years ago the Olympics were in Atlanta, GA (about 3 hours away) and we went to see field hockey. It was great fun and those were the first photos I ever scrapbooked!!!

Susan

Susan said...

Cannot believe I called you Julia! Big Duhh moment there... Sorry. :D

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Wow..Love this..The little stick makes the star shine even more:)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wonderful card as always Julie... i love your border and LOVE the paper.. hugs from ukiah

Glenda said...

Beautiful Patriotic card! Love the border and the way you did the star! Thanks for the inspiration! I must remember that!
Glenda

Scrapbooking for Joy said...

Now that is super creative! I love everything about your card! Great job Julie :0)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

How cute is the star wand and I love how you used the MS punch. That so makes a great banner. Love this!

shelly said...

julie love your star wand great card!

Creative M said...

What a Fabulous and Fun Card!!
new follower.
Migdalia
http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh Wow, I just LOVE how you made your star wand!!! Beautiful 4th of July card!!!

Karon said...

Hi there - just to say what an awesome card. And why haven't I been following you - I'm just going through my followers to make sure I'm following in return. You were one of my first - so I apologise that its taken me so long to find you. TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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