Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Feelin' Patriotic!

Happy 4th of July, everyone! I've definitely been in the patriotic mood this week, as I have done TWO cards in red, white and blue in the last few days.

This first one was for Splitcoast's TLC123. I cut 1" square out of several colors of cardstock and made a patriotic patchwork quilt of sorts. I made the red stripes in the background using scrap strips of paper (a little trick I learned at Regionals). I used the "Starstruck" stamp set to make the white stars, and punched the big red stars and small glittery ones with large and small star punches. And, YES, those are REAL firecrackers on there! Pretty crazy. I used the Rough Edges alphabet to create the "USA" and finished it off with gold cord.

This second card was inspired by a trip to Roberts (love those 50% off coupons!). The cute little horseshoe, hat, and horse were all created using Cuttlebug dies. I also love my background stamps, as I used THREE of them on here - Weathered, Just Jeans and Paisley. I have NEVER used this many brads on a card in my life! SIXTEEN! This sucker is gonna be too heavy to mail. At least I won't get arrested for this one, 'cause the firecracker card is SURE to send the FBI knockin' on my door for trying to mail explosives!

23 comments:

Kittie said...

Wendy, these are adorable cards.I love the patchwork quilt and the patriotic theme. The little cowboy card is to die for. I have to check out the folder. Wonderful!!! I cannot wait to see you in Denver!!!

Michelle said...

WOW! How totally cute is this card? I LOVE all the detail!

Michelle said...

Wendy, I can't find an email for you. i would like to feature you as my New Blogger Featured Artist. You can view past NBFA on my blog!
http://www.comestampwithme.blogspot.com

KOstvig said...

Very cute Cards and those Cuttlebug dies extra cute I hadn't seen them yet, and I love the quilt card so pretty and patriotic. You do a great job I wish there was a Roberts here. I love thier sales.

Lois Michael said...

Your blog is wonderful, really cit cards, love your IKEA set-up. Thanks for sharing!

kathleenh said...

Wendy, your projects are awesome! I recently discovered your blog and I'm loving it. I am drooling over your craft room. I'm hoping my husband will redo mine soon!

You have been tagged! http://kathleenh-myhappyplace.blogspot.com/

Corie said...

These are tooooo cute!!!

Laura said...

Wendy, I love your blog!! Your cards are beautiful and I'm jealous of your stamp studio:) Okay if I link your blog on mine?

Laura:)

Wendybell said...

Go right ahead, Laura! Thanks for the compliments!! :)

Mimi Hornberger said...

These are great.
i love the firecracker one. TFS!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great blog, great cards!!!

Tracey said...

Tag! You're it! ~:-D

Mrs Adept said...

Awesome detailed cards. Super well done.

Shell said...

Both cards are SO cute. I love, love, love that little western one. You did a great job!

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are great, love your blog.

Lynda said...

Hi Wendy!
Your artwork is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Lynda

Karen said...

Great cards. Love the cuttlebug creations

Michele Force said...

Wendy, I love your work! You've been tagged - visit my blog for details.

Summerthyme Studio said...

So cute Wendy!!!!

Ida said...

I loved both you & your daughter's cards. Very creative.

Also you've been tagged! See my entry at: http://faithartistry.blogspot.com/

Hope you'll play. Ida

Becky said...

Wendy, you're cards are awesome!! The patriotic one is terrific and I love the patchwork quilt look of it. The cowboy card is just adorable!
Oh! And by the way, you've been tagged!

Debi said...

Fabulous card!

oh and by the way...

you've been tagged!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Hi Wendy!!! I have tagged you with a Rockin' Girl Blogger award!!! Visit my Blog, Copy the Pink Icon from the post and you can insert it into your sidebar!! You ROCK sistah!!!!

Vicki