Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Fourth Cricut Challenge - Red, White & Blue Patriotism!

Hello Friends & Fellow Bloggers!

In honor of Independence Day coming up, I wanted to share this card I made using my Cricut along with cuts from the Cricut Craft Room Independence day collection, as well as my Accent Essentials cartridge.



The blue background paper with the white Eagle and coat of arms felt patriotic to me so I had to include. It is from the Paper Studio collection called STONEWASHED. The ribbon is red & white with a hint of shimmer and wire based so I knotted in the top right corner and twisted together half way down the side.

The stars were cut using plain white cardstock and a thicker, silver/gray ridged cardstock.

The "Freedom" I cut twice using the free cuts currently in Cricut Craftroom, The white I cut as the background to give the shadow illusion and distinguish the blue wording from the blue background more. I also raised the "Freedom" cuts using foam adhesive circles for more dimension.

Hope you like it! How are you getting crafty this 4th of July?

P.S. - I'm entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Red, White & Blue Challenge as well as the BBTB2: Patriotism - Red, White & Blue Challenge. If you're one of my crafty fellow friends & bloggers, head on over to enter your own or just check out their sites for some great inspiration!

Sincerely, Brit

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card. Love the banner and the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Amy said...

Oh, wow, so pretty and festive! Thanks for playing along with FCCB!

Brenda said...

I am loving this card! Love that background paper, love Paper Studio paper anyway! lol I also love how you off set the white freedom with the blue freedom and of course I love the banner and the "rope"! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

Sharon said...

Fabulous card!!! I love the banner, ribbon and how you shadowed 'Freedom'. And that bg paper is perfect!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Patriotism' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

L.B. said...

Love this freedom cut! Thanks for joining us at FCCB

Susan said...

Wow, I love this card!! The papers you selected are fabulous - love the background paper especially! The Freedom cut and the banner are terrific and I love the fiber you used at the top. Very nautical. Love this. Thanks for joining us this week at BBTB2.
Susan

Caroline said...

Wow, this is such a wonderful card. Such perfect background paper and love the freedom cut. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

JoNeita said...

I love the shadow and that you lifted it off the card. Thank you for joining us at FCCB.

Jackie G said...

Love love love this card!!! Especially how you offset the background of your sentiment!! Fabulous!!

Crafting with Amy said...

Your card is lovely. I love it.

Crafting Misfit said...

I haven't really started playing with Cricut Craftroom yet, I need to! I love that "Freedom" you have on this card. Great job.

Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Kim's Kreations said...

Super card. The freedom across the card is perfect for celebrating the 4th. Thanks for entering the Cricut Crawl at FCCB. Kim Ogden

Missy said...

Super card, I really like the bold sentiment! Thanks for joining FCCB's Red, White & Blue challenge this week!

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the bg paper and sentiment cut! Your card looks very patriotic and perfect for the 4th! Thanks for playing along with us at BBTB2 this week :)
Michelle

Heather said...

Neat card! I really like how you offset the two layers of the sentiment. Thanks for joining the Red White and Blue challenge at FCCB!