Hello crafting friends and welcome back. It's my turn today to share a card at the Dies R Us Inspirational blog. I chose to work a little ahead and made this Happy 4th of July card.
I began by cutting my card base out of cherry red card stock. This card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Using the America Frame and the Eagle dies from Amy Designs, I made my cuts out of dark blue card stock. I took the middle cut out piece from the frame die and embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then I took my ribbon, wrapped it around this cut out and glued the whole thing back into the middle of the die.
Next I took all the pieces that were left on the eagle die and paper pieced them back into my eagle cut. This makes for a more solid image. While getting all the little pieces, I coloured the beak yellow. I used a piece of tape on the back of the eagle to keep all the little cut outs in place.
I cut out two oval mats using the Spellbinders Large Oval dies, stacked them and used them to frame my eagle.
I kept the inside of the card pretty simple. I just stamped the greeting, using Cardz TV's All American Greetings stamp set, and added a couple of stars.
I've been asked many times how I store my cards, so here is a quick share.
Most of my cards are either 6.5" x 5" or 5.5" x 5.5". I purchase clear poly bags which are slightly bigger to accommodate the embellishments. I always place a matching envelope together with the card in the bag. These bags allow me to see the card, keep it clean and protected, and I always have the envelope ready to address.
Now for a quick recap of the dies I used:
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Till next time,