I obviously got some inspiration from the Canadian flag, but I started with the maple leaves. You'll never believe where they came from! One of the teams at work was having a bake sale for charity and where selling these cute little Canada Day cupcakes and they were decorated with these felt maple leaves. As I was admiring how cute it was I realized that it was a felt sticker. Only a small bit of the stem had touched the icing, so I wiped it off and it was good as new!
When I peeled the felt off of the backing I realized it was just clear acetate, and since it was already in the shape if a maple leaf I decided to use it too and coloured it with a red alcohol marker. Perfect Canada Day embellishments!
Once I had my embellishments I chose cardstock (went with the easy choice of red and white) and pulled out my Cuttlebug. I used some new embossing folders I got from Scrapbook Steals, roughed the edges of both panels with a distressing tool. I added ribbon to the red panel, and added the maple leaves to the white panel. As a last minute thought I decided to add the heart button with some more white ribbon. The button came from a pound bag of buttons I bought years and years ago that I never think to use but since I thought the card needed something I thought a button might work. Once the white panel was assembled I foam taped it over the ribbon.
I didn't want this card to be completely without sentiment, so I added a simple white panel with distressed edges to the middle of the card and added a simple 'thanks sentiment'.
Making this card was fun to make - patriotic with just a touch of fun. :). And now I better go get ready to join in the celebrations. I can't wait to see my son's reactions to the fireworks this year!
Happy Canada Day everyone!!
I used the following products:
Cardstock:: Stampin' Up! Real Red, Whisper White.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Kindess Matters
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Marker: Bic Mark Its Rambunctious Red.
Embellishments: Button from stash, white satin ribbon from stash, maple leaf decoration from a cupcake.
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, foam tape.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Lifestyle Crafts Embossing folders Bloom set, Tim Holtz distressing tool.
I am entering into the following challenges:
- Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
- Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp - Sporty and/or Patriotic
- Use it Tuesday - Be a Patriot (button from stash, ribbon from stash, maple leaf cupcake decoration)
- Hiding in My Craftroom - Freestyle