Saturday, July 3, 2010

{happy} 4th!

Hi there blog peeps!  I hope you're having a fantastic day so far.  I'm enjoying a relaxing day at home, catching up and taking a breath from this past week and my whirlwind birthday weekend.  I can't believe it went by so fast!  I had a lot of fun seeing a lot of friends and family last weekend that I wish the time didn't speed by so fast.  I think my last birthday is my favorite so far, believe it or not!  Anyway, today, I have a 4th of July card to share with you!  And, what's great about it is that I got my inspiration from 2 challenges...woohoo!  The sketch it from the Stamping 411 challenge and the theme is from this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge!  Here's what the sketch looks like:
And here's my interpretation with the 4th of July theme:
I love this newly retired DSP called Pink Flamingo.  I am such a hoarder that I still have lots of this paper pack left!  I was searching for a DSP with Real Red in it, and was happy to have rediscovered this paper! I thought the hibiscus flowers in Real Red would make a great non-traditional looking background for my 4th of July card.  What do you think?  Hope you like my "island" spin :)  Here's the recipe for you:
{happy 4th!}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp set: All Holidays
*Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Pink Flamingo DSP
*Inks: Night of Navy marker
*Accessories: Scallop Trim Border, Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip, Alphabet Simple Bigz die, Real Red double stitched grosgrain ribbon, Star punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Hope you enjoy your 4th of July festivities!  Thanks for visiting :)


Tenia Nelson said...

What a super awesome card!! Happy 4th to you!!!

Linda Callahan said...

I love your island spin for the Fourth of July! So summery and festive! So glad you play at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

Love the creativity! I love how you selected this floral DSP for your background. Cute idea! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Sandy said...

Love your card. So festive and I like the music on your page. Sandy

Julie A. said...

Beautiful card Rose! Happy 4th to you:)

A Stamper's Journey said...

I really love your 4th of July card! What a fabulous paper choice. Very festive.


Ann Schach said...

Congrats on being selected a Pals Artist Pick this week! I loved the creative use of DSP!

Robin Merriman said...

LOVE your combination of elements on this card - Just Wow! Thanks for playing with the 411 this week!

Selene Kempton said...

Beautiful patriotic card! I love the big bright red flowers.. Awesome!

Cindy Major said...

I love the various elements you've combined on this card! It looks great!! I particularly like the floral background on a Fourth of July card - it's a lovely and unique detail!