Today is the 4th of July - Independence Day - the national day of the United States. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Canada Day was July 1. Canada Day also means fireworks and the year's biggest national party. Lots of patriotic celebrating out there!
Yesterday, I was pondering what my Less Is More challenge creation might be for this week. While looking through blogs posting some comments, I saw THIS creation by Isha of New Ideas. Isha was one of the winners of the CAS-ual Fridays CFC8 challenge last week. Her creation was so striking to me. I had it in my mind when I saw this week's Less Is More challenge #22, which is to use shades of blue in your CAS creation. Then I ran across a blog that is new to me - Stampin Royalty. Their challenge #78 this week is a theme challenge to Go Patriotic.
With these two challenges in mind, and my admiration for Isha's creation, I came up with a CASE of Isha's card with several shades of blue and a patriotic theme. I used MFT's Die-namics Star Border to cut star borders in six shades of blue - Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise. I ran them through my Xyron to apply adhesive to the backs. I made french knots on the left-most star of each border with The Twinery's Maraschino Twine. The sentiment and large star are from Verve's American Hero collection. The large star is colored with Copics and accented with a gold atyou Spica glitter pen. The white panel is mounted on Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler. I am thankful to Isha for her inspiration, and so glad I found another fabulous blog to play with.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping in!