America the Beautiful

Hi crafty friends and happy summer.  It is HOT, HOT, HOT where I am in the northeast USA!  No denying that it’s summer.  Tomorrow is the 4th of July holiday here in the US and nothing says 4th of July and summer better than a Patriotic color theme.  This note card was created with some pretty dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and gorgeous ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is a very simple design where I let the Lattice Frame as the background do all the work along with the small and simple Sweet Christine Flowers.  I just cut the Lattice frame in red and adhered it to white cardstock and then added a red and blue layer beneath it.  I wrapped some pretty ribbons around that unit and then at the very bottom you will see a layer of wispy white mulberry paper.  I then topped that with the sentiment panel which was also layered with blue cardstock and white mulberry paper.

The flowers are very easy to assemble.  I cut the flowers in red, white and blue cardstock.  I inked the white pieces in red and blue with an old script background stamp.  I then shaped the petals with a needle tool and glued the layers offsetting the petals for each new layer.  I then added the leaf layer to the base before adhering them under the sentiment panel.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with Delicate Stitched Ribbon in Red and Electric Blue from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow is adorned with a pretty Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #211 – ATG
Word Art Wednesday #340/341 – ATG 
Dragonfly Dreams – Summer 
Just Us Girls #447 – ATG 
Crafting with Friends #70 – ATG 
Crafty Catz #423 – ATG 
Creative Fingers #149 – ATG 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #240 – ATG 
4 Crafty Chicks #409 – Summer is Here 
Aud Sentiments #206 – ATG with a Sentiment 
Crafting with an Attitude #40 – ATG 
Crafty Creations #369 – ATG 
Crafty Gals Corner #168 -ATG 
Creative Moments #147 – ATG 
Scrapy Land #92 – ATG with die brands they sell 
Simon Says – ATG 
The Crafty Addicts #49 – ATG w/Option of Flowers 

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Digital Sentiment:  Etsy – Ashe Designs
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE60003D Thin Foam Tabs 
White Mulberry Paper
Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment


8 thoughts on “America the Beautiful”

  1. A beautiful card perfect for your 4th of July celebrations and your bow is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, x

  2. Happy 4th July! This is a brilliant card, I particularly like those flower embellishments.
    Glad you dropped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl

  3. This is a beautiful card – hope you had a great 4th July!

    Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments, and Aud Sentiments also,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
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