Sunday, June 12, 2016

Star Spangled Banner

I decided to enter another challenge sponsored by The Paper Players. The Paper Players Challenge #299 and this first card was inspired by LeAnne Pugliese. Like LeAnne, I wanted to use this for another challenge she chose...CAS Colours and Sketches #177

The background is a Darice embossing folder and I sponged it with Dapper Denim. The star and sentiment are Dapper Denim as well. The sentiment on the star is from Taylored Expressions. The stripes are not Cherry Cobbler, but at least it's red and a SU color and stamped with the hardwood stamp! This card goes to my boy penpal. I hope he doesn't mind the bling...I thought it would stand for "spangled"!

The next card is similar to one I had my card group make a couple of weeks ago and I decided to CASE my own card! I only wish I could have lined up the "of thee I sing" better. Oh, well, I sing a little off too! This will go to my girl penpal who sang "My Country tis of Thee" a few weeks ago at a Cystic Fibrosis walk.


These two penpals are brother and sister, both have had Cystic Fibrosis since birth and they are both patriotic. They were looking for a penpal and I decided...what better way to share my cards and growing passion. I just hope the medical field finds a cure for this awful disease.

8 comments:

  1. These two cards are just wonderful! How nice that you are a penpal....and that you share your creations with her! I hope she enjoys this patriotic creation as much as I do! And thanks for stopping by my blog to say "hello", too! So glad you participated in the Paper Players challenge this week! Please be sure to come back again!

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  2. Wonderful cards, Karen! I, too, love Taylored Expressions. She is local in my area, so I have the privilege of attending some of her events. They are always great fun. Marsha

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  3. Great idea to use the sketch for your patriotic theme, looks fabulous. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

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  4. Two fabulous patriotic cards. Love how you have used the sketch and thanks for playing at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

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  5. What a great pair of patriotic cards, Karen! I love the embossed star background of the first and the sentiment on the second looks perfect, like it's supposed to be on an angle! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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  6. What a cool use of the sketch! thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  7. Two super cool patriotic cards! I really like the sponging on the first one as well as the layout you've used. Of course, the flag card is great too. Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.

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  8. A great take on the sketch - love those colours! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

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