Sunday, 1 July 2012

Oh Canada!

Happy Canada Day everyone!  We will be joining in with our city's Canada Day celebrations a little later but in the meantime I came up with this card:

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:
  1. Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes 
  2. Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
  3. Simon Says Stamp - Sporty and/or Patriotic
  4. Use it Tuesday - Be a Patriot  (button from stash, ribbon from stash, maple leaf cupcake decoration)
  5. Hiding in My Craftroom - Freestyle


Cat's sCrap said...

Fabulous card on the theme of Canada. Simple and clean as I like. Wonderful embossing. Bravo !
It's very successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Tess Davis said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Canada card!! I am a fellow Canadian girl, so Happy Canada Day!!!

Janis said...

GREAT project. I love the embossing and the dimension. :) Janis

Heather B said...

Great "rescue" of those maple leaves. Your card caught my eye on Use It Tuesday, so I had to come check it out.

Queen B said...

Cool! Very Canadian. :) Thanks for playing at Party Time Tuesdays!

Danielle said...

Great project! Love the felt leaves.

Carissa said...

Love your Canadian patriotic pride. Always great to see a fellow Canadian show pride in their country. Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz this week.
Carissa :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Great card. I love all the different textures you used.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

xxxtglxxx said...

What a beautiful card, this is gorgeous!! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,