Thursday, March 9, 2017

God Shed His Grace on Thee

Hi there, 
Today, I'd like to share with you a card made using the Patriotic Girlfriends Set 827 from the new March Reveal.
To begin with, I stamped the image in the bottom left corner of the 5" x 5" white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I took a 5" x 5" piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and using a Lifestyle Nesting Circle Die I cut out the bottom corner of the square. This was stuck down on to the top of the cardstock with the stamped image and then lines were cut with an exacto knife lightly through the protective backing but not through the cardstock. Every third strip of protective backing was removed and Pinkerbell Glitter was applied.  
Each strip to the right was then exposed and applied with Cloud Nine. Then Rapture Blue was applied to give us the Red, White and Blue!
The girls were then colored in with Copics. America was stamped on top of the white strip of glitter in Memento Tuxedo Black and then was colored on top of the glitter with Copics.
Next I took a Heidi Swapp Star stencil and stenciled with Nuvo Embellishment MoussesBlue Cornflower and Peony Pink. This is very fast drying, so I just did some and went back when dry and filled in the spaces.
Now I had both stars and stripes!
I took a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of corrugated blue cardstock and edged it with the Peony Pink Mousse.
The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Mulberry, this is one of the fine detailed Tuscan powders. It was hand cut into a banner shape and was backed with the same blue used in the base layers. A piece of a skewer was attached to the back of the flag with Tear-ific Tape and then it was attached to the card front with mounting tape.
The entire card front was attached to a base layer of glossy white cardstock to finish off the card.
I'd like to join in the following challenges this week:
Stampavie and more Challenge #282: Stars
Paperminutes #477: Musical Instruments
Classic Design Team Challenge #12: Anything Goes (1st March - 31st March)

Hope you've enjoyed popping by today?
Till next time,
Big hugs,


  1. Such a spectacular card, Shona! I don't know how you even thought up all this techniques and put them together like this! The stars really pop out the whole feeling of your masterpiece! The sparkle says it all, as well. We celebrate with fireworks these days, but gosh, to remember what it must have been like back then, I am grateful from deep inside my heart, and think your colors help soften the grisly memories of those hard-won days. Thank you so much for making a lovely card, rich in history, color, fun, and appreciation. xo

  2. Beautifully created Shona and a fabulous technique.....of course LOVE all that glittery goodness....a gorgeous card! Thank you too for the nice comment on my card today as it 'reminded' me to add my Twinkling Clouds store had to shut down quickly when I wrote that post and forgot to add my link...geez!!

  3. WOW! Shona, this is positively shimmering glitteringly beautiful! I am always in awe of your work with the elements (the mousse, nuvo, glitter!) I was just looking at the cornflower blue the other day and it's quickly about to hit my cart, LOL!

  4. Beautiful patriotic card design. I love the way you did that fun background as well. And, the coloring on the focal image is wonderful. And the glittery look really makes this an outstanding card.

  5. WOW Simply amazing how you got the sunburst in glitter!!
    Dr Sonia

  6. This looks awesome love all the different textures Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  7. Wow! Gorgeous card......great explanation in your blog.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  8. Wow you have done amazing job with this. Nice work. I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  9. An amazing make, LOVE the sparkle and your clever design.

  10. This card is really amazing, I love the colours and the sparkle on it, but I love that stamp it has so much charather in it!! Really a fantastic card!!!

    Have fun!!

  11. What a fun and sparkly card! Great job!

  12. Love the sunburst radiating behind these two. Lots of great sparkle and glitz.

  13. Fabulous image! And I love the sparkle! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Julie DT for

  14. Especially love this one, and the theme too! Like the multicolor on America and this fab patriotic image. Your work with the glitters and nuvo (thanks for the tip on the corrugated c/s too) is just brilliant & stunning for a super special card! Hope you folks don't get hammered with Stella & can stay inside dry, warm & safe. TFS & Hugs

  15. Looks fabulous, thanks for sharing how you made it as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Stampavie and More Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  16. Such a beautiful card!
    I love all the sparkling.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!