July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July to you all! I decided to make some 4th of July cards this year to send to my family. My husband says that I am just looking for a reason to make some more cards....LOL I say what better way to brighten a person's day than to send them a handmade card!

I ended up making five cards. They are all similar, but yet different. Basically on all of my cards I stamped the bear image and colored it using my SU watercolor crayons and blender pen. Then I stamped the bear image again, colored and cut it out so that I could add a second flag to my cards, which the first bear is now holding. I just felt that having a second flag on my image would be more patriotic.

On the red and blue background paper I used a small star stamp (from SU's Just Flying By stamp set) and I repeatedly stamped it all over my cardstock. Then I added some highlights using a white gel pen. (I love using my white gel pen; it really does add that bit of brightness). My ribbon is from Offray and my sentiment is from a Studio G stamp set.

Here are close up pictures of my 4th of July cards:

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Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww these are all soooo sooo cute!!! I love the bear image, and love how you stamped them twice to get 2 flags for each card:) Love the layouts on all of them, and im sure whoever these are given to will love them!!! Happy 4th of July hun!!!


Kim said...

Patty, those cards are adorable. I love those images!

Vicki said...

Just too precious! Great job! Blessings to you!

Michelle Forrest said...

Very cute!

laos348 said...

Those bears are so cute! I like the variety of all five cards.

=o) kel said...

super cute patty!!! love how they're all similar but not identical :)

lovies, =o) kel