Monday, 3 July 2017

Flag-related Christmas Card

Two current challenges relate to flags:

Less is More is asking for a card in your country's flag colour.

Jingle Belles is asking for a Christmas card using stars and / or stripes in honour of the USA July 4th holiday.

Since I'm Canadian, I went with red and white for our flag and just a star:


I used the large SU star, stamping it in my MISTI with red pigment ink (it took several reinkings and restampings to get solid coverage so thank goodness for the MISTI!), and then heat embossed with a sparkly embossing powder. I fussy cut it, scored the lines, and folded it.

The points are glued down to the cardbase and then there is foam tape under it. In the centre where it is raised higher off the card, I used a double layer of foam tape.

I used a very simple sentiment in keeping with "Less is More".

I'm also entering it in Christmas Cards All Year Round's current challenge of "Anything Goes".

I hope my Canadian friends enjoyed Canada Day, and wishing my American friends a happy 4th of July!





Supplies:
Stamps - SU Christmas Star, unknown joy
Ink - ColorBox red
Paper - white cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - sparkly embossing powder, foam tape



17 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed, folded and popped up Christmas star, Susan. I can just imagine how your star is even so much more beautiful IRL. TFS and Happy 150th Canada Day. We are enjoying our extra time at home for the 4th of July. Hugs..

Nancy Stislow said...

You achieved such an incredibly perfect image with your MISTI! This type of stamp is not easy to get full coverage but you managed beautifully! Love the card, Susan!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! This is one spectacular card Susan and I love the added elegance and dimension with your popped up star. Super classy Christmas card and a fabulous CAS design. Thanks for joining us at Less is More this week and a very Happy 150th Canada Day!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Bonnie said...

I love this star, Susan! And I especially love it with all the dimension! Hope you had a lovely Canadian Day!

Christine Alexander said...

Susan this is such a great card, Red on white is one of my Fav's.

Darnell said...

Simple, but beautifully dimensional and vibrant, Susan! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

That star is so pretty. Love how you've folded the points and popped up the center for lots of dimension. Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day, Susan!! xx

SmilynStef said...

I love my MISTI for big bold stamps like this one ... it really makes your star steal the show ... so very glad you joined our stars and/or stripes celebration at Jingle Belles.

Izzy Scrap said...

A fabulous take on our challenge, Susan ! I really love red and white for Christmas ! Your star is just stunning with the dimension you gave to it ! Love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Susan. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

SP said...

This is beautiful. So clean and sparkly. :)

lauren bergold said...

wow! what an amaizingly bold and graphic CAS card. this is just so perfect! thanks for rockin' the stars and/or stripes with us at JINGLE BELLES ♥

Karen D. said...

love this Susan...fab card!
xx Karen

Neets B said...

I don't think anyone can say this is 'just a star'! Fabulous dimension with your folding and popping up, it really packs a punch.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Cindy said...

Great CAS Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.