Last week MariLynn used the below picture she took of her sons' Boy Scout troupe on Flag day . Click here to see the beautiful card she made .
With Independance Day just passing in the US, and MariLynn's story of the day she captured in her picture inspired me to make a patriotic card, so I used a recent Mark's Finest Paper's set called "Be Proud" Here is what I came up with:
My first idea was to try making a stylized American flag, but since I'm not American I thought I didn't want to offend anyone (I even looked up the proper way to display the US flag vertically, lol), and I thought it would be fun to make an actual flag out of paper. It turned out much better than I thought it would!
I started with a kraft base to coordinate with the scouts' shirts, and layered a white panel. I trimmed some 1/4" strips out of red card stock and adhered them with foam tape. A small panel of navy was adhered over the strips with more foam tape. I stamped the sentiment, rounded the corners and added some twine before adhering with a double thickness of foam tape.
For the inside of the card I layered a simple panel of white with the verse from the same stamp set. I didn't think any more embellishment was needed as the verse stands for itself.
I really love how this card turned out! I may even have inspired myself to make a Canadian version one of these days. Are you inspired to create? If so why not let us know what you make in the comments below...
As I mentioned before, this post is part of the Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV . If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and cardmaking with MFP stamps. In additon to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!
So thats it for me this week! Next week I will have some new inspiration for you. In the meantime our July blog hop starts on Tuesday, and a sneak peak will be on Monday. I hope to see you around the blogosphere then! :)