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Friday, July 3, 2009

Oh Say Can You See Blog Hop

I'm so glad you could join the SNR Card Universe Blog Hop today. If you came from Lorie Ames blog you are on the right track! If you didn't, you may want to hop to SNR Card Universe and start at the beginning.


Let's get started, shall we? Today I have a red, white and blue card to share with you.


I know you have a lot more blogs to check out, so we'll keep this short and sweet.


1. I adhered aluminum foil to a piece of cardstock. Then I applied alcohol inks in denim and red pepper, leaving some of the silver showing through. I spritzed it with alcohol to get splatters.


2. I ran the cardstock through the cuttlebug with the diamonds in the rough embossing folder. Then I took a staz-0n pad in ultramarine and smooshed it over the raised diamonds.


3. I stamped "U.S.A..." onto white cardstock, and cut it out with a nestability oval die. I took a red staz-0n pad and distressed the paper, with spatters and edging. Set aside to dry.


4. I stamped the large awareness ribbon onto white cardstock, coloring with a red marker and a blue marker. Then I cut it out and adhered pop dots on the back.


5. I cut a piece of red cardstock 4" x 3/4". I punched a whole and secured a blue star brad. Then I adhered it to the front of the card.


6. I had a silver flag charm, which I colored with blue and red alcohol ink, rubbing some off to give it a distressed look. I adhered that to the bottom of the oval with a silver brad. Then I adhered it to the red cardstock with adhesive.


7. I adhered the cut out awareness ribbon to the front of the card, and layered it onto red cardstock, white cardstock, and blue cardstock.


Today I would like to give away the awareness ribbon stamp, along with the U.S.A. ... because of the brave stamp to a lucky person who leaves a comment on this blog. I will take comments until 11:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5th. The winner will be drawn by a random number generator. Please leave a way for me to get in contact with you in your comment, as blogger does not furnish me with any information as to who you are, and I would hate for you to win and then me not be able to contact you.


I hope you have enjoyed my blog today, and I hope you have a safe and wonderful 4th of July. Next on the hop is Melissa Banian, so be sure to visit her blog.

82 comments:

Shelly said...

I already have those great stamps, but wanted to tell you your card is fabulous!!!

toni said...

Fab card! Happy 4th!

Stampin_melissa said...

Great card! I love your background technique!

runningonink said...

Very cool technique! Super duper fun card! Have a great 4th!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great card!!! TFS and Happy 4th!!!

Jaspere said...

Happy 4th. Great card...now back to the hop.

silvia said...

Awesome card!! I LOVE that stamp!!! Happy 4th!! sillyscrap@aol.com

Jennifer E. said...

What a fabulous background and great card! TFS! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Have a Happy 4th of July!

Dawn said...

Love the card and the stamp- I can see so many uses for it!
Happy 4th
Dawn in SC
http://dawnluvs2scrap-dawn.blogspot.com/

Ceal said...

Love your card TFS! Love the stamps

Maggie said...

oooh I luv luv the card and the folder you use :)

Giving away a cuttlebug machine and new folders, don't forget to enter your card in the challenge it fits the patriotic theme this week.:)
Maggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

happy2bscrapper said...

What a great card. It looks more complicated than it is. Thank you for the explanation. I will have to try it....

Anne House said...

what a great card- thanks for playing!

Lorie said...

WOW!! What a spectacular card, and so perfect for this spectacular day!! Gorgeous!!

Denni said...

Love your card! I've never seen any technique like that. Happy 4th!! dennicookie@embarmail.com

Stacey Schafer said...

nice project!

Tami B. said...

Such a stunning background. Thanks for taking the time to share this fun technique. Really wonderful patriotic card. Happy 4th.

Joyce said...

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE......I love it.

akagreenhouse said...

Thanks for sharing how you made that great background! I hope you have a very happy and safe 4th! akagreenhouse@hotmail.com
Cathy

Sonia Kertznus said...

Very nice card...HAPPY 4th...HUGS...SK :)

MrsETaylor said...

wonderful project. I gotta try this technique. Thanks for sharing

Margaret Kane Ward said...

what a lovely card!!! How's Sebastian these days?? Hope the humidity isn't too bad. margaeli at aol dot com

Norwayscrapper said...

Love your card

andrea said...

I love your card. It is absolutely beautiful! Great Work!
Have a great 4th of July!

Colleen said...

Great card and what easy to follow instructions.

The Wired Angel said...

Wow... aren't you super creative. I'll be back to follow the instructions. Thanks for participating in the hop.. enjoy your holiday.

Michelle said...

terrific card! love that embossed BG and technique with the inks! it looks super!
Thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog!
michelle.
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

~ Grace ~ said...

This is a great card. Thanks for the instructions. Thanks for sharing and being a part of Scrapbook News and Review Card Universe's Oh Say Can You See blog hop!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card, Becky!

Suz said...

Great card TFS

Happy 4th of July

Donna B said...

great cards, Becky and a beautiful blog layout! Thanks for the candy offer, too. Donna B. berkhof@bresnan.net

Sue D said...

I'm going to have to try embossing foil--very cool!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Shelley said...

Awesome card!

jtaylorsmom at yahoo dot com

karen In Houston said...

Wonderful card and lots of work involved in this one, the embossing foil looks great, haven't tried it out yet...
Happy 4th of July....

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love what you did with the stamps. Lots of work was put into this card.
one_who_crops at hotmail dot com

Karolyn Loncon said...

What a clever technique!! Love the end result! I have BIG blog candy on my blog, too, and would love for you to hop on over and enter!!

Diana said...

I do like this card......bookmarked and will come back later to review how you did it. Thanks for sharing.
Diana Enns
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Cr8ive ME said...

what a unique card.

Happy 4th of July!

Andrea said...

Totally awesome card Becky!

Ina Ftacek said...

Lovely card thanks for letting me hop visit awhile and enter the blog candy giveaway!Happy 4th!Ina

Beth said...

beautiful card and I really love the way you left some of the silver showing very classy.
beth714@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your card and background technique. Happy 4th

diane
tdharris1@cox.net

sondra said...

very pretty
sondra agathakis
boogirl50@msn.com

Cr8ive ME said...

I love it. It's very unique card.

Happy 4th of July!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Amazing what you can do with Aluminum foil!

GinniG said...

Absolutely STUNNING card!!!!! Great tutorial too! Have a wonderful 4th! I'm in Florida too - near Ft. Lauderdale! Where are you? gassgirl340@yahoo.com

rush8888 said...

happy card for a happy fourth! rush8888@att.net

msfreida said...

What a cool background technique! Thanks for sharing!

freida38801@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Love your card. It is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!
kweight@byu.net

The Digi Shack said...

so fancy! Thanks for the instructions. I will definitely have to try this.

NitaBugg said...

Amazing card. Thanks for sharing. Nnitabugg@gmail.com

Helen Onulak said...

Great idea to use aluminum foil with alcohol inks and then emboss it! I love, love, love the look.

Thank you for sharing.

Helen Onulak
My blog: http://www.hookedonstamping.com
My email:
heleno@myctmh.com

Terrie B x said...

Oh My your card is `gorgeous`

`Thanks` for joining the Cuttlebug Challenges !!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

Terrie@
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

suzann said...

Love your card and the very cool technique. Thanks for the instructions.

mrssgbj@yahoo.com

did3454 said...

neat use of foil. Thanks. Lynne

n2kids said...

Terrific card. Thanks for sharing the technique. Have a great 4th.

Sheila
n2kids61@yahoo.com

Paper Patti said...

Great card! Happy 4th!

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Lovely card...those stamps are too cute...

Carolyn Mcavoy said...
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Carolyn Mcavoy said...

forgot my e-mail
Mcavoy_carolyn@yahoo.com

Ladydoc said...

Great card!
kpoirier@surewest.net

CraftinGranny said...

Great tutorial! Love the idea and it's great inspiration to try something new. Thanks and
Happy 4th to you and yours.

Kim said...

Love the background, very cool. Must get out my alcohol inks.

Jean said...

A beautiful card and that background is just fabulous. Many thanks for the tutorial! Another way to use my alcohol inks and embossing folders!!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous card!! I LOVE the awareness ribbon!!
nwise@metrocast.net

June Houck said...

Thanks for the fab tutorial and your wonderful card...great eye candy!

simplyelegantpapercrafts@hotmail.com

Carole RB said...

Great card. Happy 4th of july. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Just click on my name and you should have my email. I'll come back to check,

Janet Strain said...

The foil and the diamonds looks so cool! Awesome card!
funkyj25@yahoo.com

BJ said...

Happy 4th of July!
Love your card.
Betty B
jmbbjb1@msn.com

Jodi said...

Great card ~ I love the embossed foil ~ what a fun idea!

jstanisch(at)aol(dot)com

Tina said...

Love your card and the technique you used.

dclouser said...

Very cool card! dclouser@gmail.com

Hanneke said...

Great card!

Thanks for playing along with us!

Hanneke,
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

lakeslady said...

What a great stamp to give as a prize. Thanks and happy 4th from the UK

jennifer said...

I love your card! It is so unique and beautiful! Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!

KanataNewf said...

What a lovely technique you featured.

DellaLuna said...

I love how you used aluminum foil here...that's a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for sharing!

Kristina
alteredtome@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

I love the background on your card! What a great idea! my email is tugboat318@aol.com

Debi1 said...

nice card and great blog

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your patriotic 4th of July card. Please enter me in the drawing & thanks. Nelda Deakins
nelda mc765 @ charter .net

Neldal Deakins said...

OOPS! Sent before I got my name on it! Thanks for sharing your patriotic 4th of July card. Please enter me in the drawing & thanks. Nelda Deakins
nelda mc765 @ charter .net

Jackie G said...

WOW!!! Look at that fabulous background!! It's stunning!!

Thanks for playing along with us at the CCB!!
**Jackie**
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com