Thursday, June 28, 2012

Patriotism for the 4th



Today's Flourishes Friday is going to focus on some patriotism!  Canada Day is July 1 and of course the 4th is...well, the 4th!

Whenever we are in the US for the 4th we are usually in the little town my husband grew up in.  There are maybe 200 people there.  Our kids love being there and in particular love lighting fireworks each day (little smoke bombs, fire crackers, snaps, curly snakes, etc.) and then they love the small town parade where they still drive in tractors and throw candy.  Aw, small town America!  So fun!   When we're in Canada for the 1st, it's a little different.  We're in a big city, and though we can go and see the big fireworks display we can't light them ourselves here.  We still have fun, it's just different fun.  :)  

So today, my card celebrates all that my children love about the 4th of July with Flourishes Patriotism on Parade set.  A parade with fireworks!


Looks fun doesn't it?  I inked the parade silhouette in the set with Memento Danube Blue and the new Memento Love Letter ink, doing the fireworks in the same colors.  Some double stamped to give the feeling of the firesworks fading.  Then I added the die cut star and Spellbinders heart die along with some buttons and twine.  The God Bless the USA sentiment is actually a lot more vivid in real life.  I swiped the striped embossed layer with my Craft White pad, to give it the stars and stripes feel.  Very clean and simple, but fun.  Just how my kids would like it.  5 x 5 in size if you were wondering.  

So join the rest of the girls playing today to pay patriotic tribute...

12 comments:

Marisa said...

Great silhouette image and a wonderful card. July 1st is also our anniversary so a special day all round :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

just beautiful christine.

greetings karin

Queen Mary said...

Christine, this is still my favorite set for the 4th - the kids' parade. We live in the DC area, so it's quite a show around us - nothing small town about it - except the people. When you get on the mall, everyone's an American. Our regular place has bikers on one side - in full leather and chains - next to a bridge foursome who bring their card table and chairs to stake out their place and play cards until the fireworks! Nothing like it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is so cute! The postage stamp like frame is fun and your fireworks are awesome.

creativearts said...

Lovely card, Christine! I have this set and pull it out at this time every year. I just love those marching children!

Conniecrafter said...

Great patriotic card and I love how you did the fireworks in different colors!

Becky said...

What a great 4th of July card, fabulous fireworks.

Becky said...

What a great 4th of July card, fabulous fireworks.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the postage stamp die cut for the image, the embossed stripes are fantastic, and the little cluster of embellies and die cuts are so fun!

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful patriotic card, Christine!

dpkennedy said...

Great card Christine! I love the postage stamp die you used for the image!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love these kids on parade and the great card design, this is so cute.