Thursday, June 23, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamp's and Whimsical Wednesday's Patriotic Project

I created this card for this week's Peachy Keen Stamps LFIF Challenge and Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #12.

 I used my Gypsy to plan and cut this project. Using the Doodlecharms cartridge, I cut  the United States base shape out of a piece of parchment paper from my stash. The shadow was cut using Papertrey Ink cardstock. I clear embossed stars on the parchment layer. Then using my heat tool, I lightly burned the edges.

The word "Happy" was cut from Kate's ABCs. The remainder of the card was cut from the Graphically Speaking Cartridge. I used DCWV glitter paper to cut the word "JULY" but I wanted a different texture for the number "4." So I cut it out of Papertrey Ink cardstock. Then used Dazzle Versamark to emboss the entire piece with clear embossing powder.

I used the Distressed Stripes cuttlebug folder on a piece of white cardstock. I stitched this to an A2 size card base, and attached everything to the card, using pop dots for the number 4.

Then I cut a star and stamped a face using my Peach Keen Face Assortment. I embossed the edges of the star gold and attached it to the front of the card. I added the gems and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. What a great card! I love the face on the star and great job with your stitching! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  2. Dana,
    What a great card! The parchment paper looks great! LOve how you clear and gold embossing, the stitching... just great use of a ton of different techniques! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  3. This card is just so adorable. Love the embossing, the glossy look, the smiley face on the star & the bling.The stitched border really looks wonderful. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best,

  4. Oh WOW this is such a FANTASTIC card!I LOVE the SWEET star with the PK face on it,To CUTE!All the Details are AMAZING,Super job!Thanks so much for playing along at whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  5. Wow this card is just amazing. I had to laugh with how you ended the post by saying I the gem and called it done. Most people say I called it done when they did something very simple. There is nothing simple about this card. You put so much work into it and used so many different crafting techniques. I really love the parchment paper and the way you put a touch of gold embossing on the edges of the star. Amazing job...thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday this week.