Friday, June 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse June Blog Hop - 4th of July

 Welcome to the June Blog Hop for Waltzingmouse Stamps!!! 

Claire is giving a hat's off salute to the good old red, white, and blue and celebrating the 4th of July All AMERICAN Style!!!!

I couldn't resist using the Vintage Banners because they remind me of a parade and all the swags that decorate front porches and floats.
Most of us will be celebrating with friends and family enjoying a parade in the morning, lunch of BBQ and Lemonade, and a trip to
the carnival and evening fireworks.

This is the perfect stamp set for any party theme.
I tried to capture the fireworks by using little glass beads on the ties, sparkly red and blue, paper, and a little extra bling of glitter in the patterened paper.  I love the vintage look of the fancy tags which tie in perfectly with the old time banners.

The actual card is made of simple kraft paper - on the inside I added a quote from the Declaration of Independence  and a Happy 4th of July sentiment.  I hope you like it!

Supplies Used:
Waltzingmouse Stamps:  Vintage Banners and Fancy Phrases
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Union Square "Favorite"
Spellbinders DIes:  Fancy Tags Two, Fancy Tags, Nested Pennants
Ink:  Momento Rhubarb Stalk, Danube Blue,  Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Border Punch: Fiskars

18 comments:

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fantastic!!! I love the banners they are on my wishlist. thanks for the inspiration.

Ali x

Debgem said...

Stunning!! Love the big banner and wonderful sentiment tag. I'd love to see the inside too :)

Antje said...

WOW - this truly turned out great - love the banner and the beats hanging to the side!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my, oh my Jeanne! what a gorgeous card! love the colors - your banners - the great tag and the little beads on the strings!! Wonderful job on this patriotic card!!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, love thos layered sentiment labels and the banners are fab!

Kary said...

Wow, love this!! I like the beads - awesome idea!

Bonnie said...

PERFECT!! and absolutely gorgeous!! I love the little beads on the end of the twine - Thanks for waltzing with us this month!

Belinda said...

Fabulous!!! Love the beads at the end of the banner!

Kelly S. said...

HOLY MOLY! That is one stunning card for the waltz! Your banners are just PERFECTLY stamped and the design with the patterned paper, twine, beads, and sentiment is spectacular!

Teresa Kline said...

....wow, this is gorgeous!

...enjoy *~*

LaurieJ said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! All the little details, like the little beads on your string, are just wonderful.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is amazing! You totally executed the banner look I'd love to have made but couldn't pull off! Brilliant!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne! That banner is STUNNING! WOW!

Inkyfingers said...

This is just fabulous - stunning.
Hugs
Carol x

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

A beautiful design. Love your beaded strings.

Sharron said...

Love your card! The banners are perfect and I like how you added beads on the twine--very festive!

Helen L said...

What a stunning card!!! Love the banners and how you layered the labels: masterful!!

pink latte said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card! Love it!)))