Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day

I usually never make cards for the 4th of July so I don't have one of those to share with you but I do have a birthday card for my nephews new wife.  I tired water coloring with my distress markers again on watercolor paper.  I have been noticing a few cards that are using a die to give the look of the old Polaroid camera picture, I used two dies from spellbinders and mounted the image behind it.

Art Impressions -- Birdhouse neighborhood stamp, colored with distress markers
Spellbinders -- classic square lg and A2 matting basics A dies
My mind's eye -- Sweet thing paper
Elizabeth craft designs -- Happy Birthday die
EK success -- flower punches, that have been shaped with stylus
Recollections -- wooden bird
Stickles -- Vintage photo

We didn't end up going to fireworks last year it was just too hot, but this year is just perfect so we will be heading to them this evening, already had our cook out, hopefully will have some fun time card making before we go :)

Hope your day is going well and you enjoy celebrating this country that God has blessed us with.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and letting me know what you think of my card,



Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, that image is so cute! Love your just right watercoloring, too. I also rarely make 4th of July cards. It seems the day comes and goes so fast. Your nephew's new wife will simply love this card, I'm sure!

Stephanie said...

A very sweet card, my friend. I love the cute little bird :)

Hugs and blessings!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great card and I am sure your new family member will feel happy to receive a hand made card!!! nowadays is not often...
warm hello from California

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card, Connie. Your water color technique, turned out perfect and I love how you created your own poleroid frame, very clever. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Connie. Love that image with the birdhouses and the soft coloring. The wood veneer bird looks perfect. I don't usually make a 4th of July card either...

Linda Carson said...

A very delightful birthday card! Love the bird houses and your fabulous water coloring! Very pretty!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

what a sweet card!!!!
lovely layout, Connie!!!!