Sunday, July 1, 2018

Celebrate with Patriotic Cards

I'm here to celebrate Independence Day through the July Challenge at Creative Embellishments.  
Creative Embellishments has some awesome patriotic chipboard pieces that helped make my cards especially festive.  The red card is adorned with a hot air balloon from the 4th of July Set 2  painted with acrylic paint and a beautiful Lace Border (#1) that looks like a bunting.

The July Challenge has a patriotic color theme and the twist is color blocking.  You can see all the details of the challenge right here.  
Please join along in the fun and upload your project on the blog post. 

The image below shows the wonderful patriotic chippies I used.  

The blue card uses the Patriotic Star as the focal point.  I embossed the chipboard with white embossing powder and then added a piece of bold red cardstock to make the star pop and really show off the stars and strips of our beloved nation. 

While really not a color blocked card, I think the different patterns have the effect of some blocking.  At least that's the story I'm going with!

This is the second card - with a bold pop of patriotic red.  I used acrylic paints for the hot air balloon. Once again, these are the chippies I used on this card. 

The papers used for these cards comes from Maja Design - Life By the Sea collection.  

Where to shop? 
You can shop for Maja Design Papers here
Shop for chipboard, wood and flair buttons from Creative Embellishments here.  

Thanks for stopping today.  


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  2. These are so patriotic and beautiful!! The hot air balloon was my fav and how gorgeous you made both!