Freshly Made Sketches 42

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends!  July 4th is one of my favorite holidays.  There are parades and fireworks, hot summer weather, cookouts with family and friends, and hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill!  I can't wait for all the festivities to start!

But first things first.  Today is also the start of a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I decided to go a little patriotic with my card to celebrate this special day.


My red, white, and blue colors were a no-brainer but I added a bit of Daffodil Delight to symbolize some of the color of fireworks.  In fact that's what that little flourish is supposed to represent!  (That's what you thought it was, right)?  I added some wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon tied with some red baker's twine (that I got for a real bargain at TJ Maxx.  You never know what you're going to find at that store)!  A cute little Real Red button balances the whole thing off nicely!  The stars are from Seeing Stars (both SU! and Verve).

Our super-amazing Freshly Made Sketches design team has created some fantastic cards to spur your imagination so be sure to stop on by.  Then link up your own fantastic card so we can all see!

And have a safe and happy 4th of July celebration!





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16 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 42”

Vicky Hayes said...

A brilliant July 4th card Jen - I love the flourish as fireworks!

Kim S said...

I knew right away what the flourish was (even before I read words) and thought it was a brilliant idea!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Great card and take on the sketch! Love the flourish and love the yellow with the red, white and blue. TFS and Happy Independence Day! Enjoy.

Lauri Ingram said...

Love this Jen! and thanks so much for your comment on my card!!! Enjoy the holiday!

Jen Timko said...

This is so fantastic, Jen! Love the stars and that flourish is the perfect touch (looks like fireworks to me, too). Happy 4th...hope you have a great day!

Ann Schach said...

I love the little flourish, Jen! It is the perfect touch on an awesome card! Happy 4th!

Linda Suarez said...

HI Jen! Your use of the flourish is genius! Your card is beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Jen, love your design! Hope you had a beautiful 4th!

Linda Callahan said...

A wonderful explosion of color for the 4th!

Colorado Crafter said...

What a wonderful card!! I have used flourish stamps to represent fireworks in the past. I'd love to know the brand name of the die you used here. I like it because it looks so delicate.

Jen said...

@Colorado Crafter, the die is Fancy Flourish from My Favorite Things.

Jen Brum said...

Fabulous! Love it! Love the flourish! Perfect to celebrate the 4th!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I LOVE this firecracker card!!

Terry Blais said...

I love the Daffodil Delight flourish. It's so cute and perfect for this card!

Happy Stampin'

Terry
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

Jen Sannes said...

What a fantastic card for the 4th of July! I love that little swirl popping out of the stars - great touch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a fun and festive card Jen! Thanks for the inspiration!