Monday, July 12, 2010

United We Stand......

OK so since it is still July--red, white, and blue are still fair game! So today I have a card that is all about embossing.
*The card is SUPER SIMPLE! The royal blue base is cut at 9" by 4 1/2" and folded in half.
*The red foil layer is cut at 4" square.  I wanted to mix it up a bit so instead of embossing (raising the stars) I debossed them with the Starts cuttlebug folder.
*The top layer I cut at 3 1/2" square and inked the edges.  I used two different blues to give a little more depth.  Next I placed the printed ribbon (from Michale's) across the top and bottom.  I placed the ribbon before stamping so I had some guide lines to help center my stamp.  I used versa mark ink and added some silver embossing powder, fired up the heat gun and let the magic happen!
I added a writing mat and a little ribbon to the inside!
A simple card any one can do using a couple simple techniques that really add a punch to any project.  Hope you have a GREAT Monday (at least as great as Monday can be.)  Make sure you stop by on Tuesday to see the "Deal" I got this weekend!
Make it a great one-


  1. Super cute! Love the foil background paper!

  2. Wonderful card! I always like the extra touch on the inside :o)

  3. Very cute! Love that foil paper!! Must get some of that. left you something on my blog. please check it out. Thank you for always inspiring


  4. Great card!! The foil paper makes the card!! Can't wait to see the "Deal" of the weekend...


  5. Awesome card! Love the debossing and the heat embossing! :)

  6. Oh wow I love shiny papers, and I love the way you used them!! Ahhh! Every time I read your blog I have to make a shopping list! Thanks to you I have a brand new cuddlebug with LOTS of embossing folders! :) Keep up the great designs!!

  7. Real neat Brian! Waiting to see your weekend deal! Deals are fun!

  8. Great card. I really like how you debossed the stars. You always give me such wonderful ideas. Chris

  9. Great always. I started working on my Nursery Rhymes album today...but only time to kind of put one page together. Life just has a way of taking your play time away!!! Will you be at CHA?

  10. this card is just so awesome. i thought the ribbon part was paper at first. good use!

    p.s. i got my blog candy win. the necklace is gorgeous. im just wearing my crafting uniform of t shirt and sweats but the necklace still looks amazing on. haha thanks for the beautiful card. im walking around the house and stopping in front of every mirror. ;o)

  11. Soooo pretty. I love the silver embossing.

  12. I love your card !! Gread job!

  13. ***I love your SUPER SIMPLE card***I love it when you come up with all of these techinques & the little details!TFS

  14. Bryan,

    I love your card!!! :) What brand is that cool stamp? I could use a lesson on inking the edges...yours always look so great!

    Thanks for sharing,



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