May 13, 2017

Happy 4th of July at Dies R Us

Hello crafting friends and welcome back. Lena here to share a Happy 4th of July card with you.


I began by cutting my card base out of cherry red card stock. This card measures 5.5" x 5.5"


Using the America Frame and the Eagle dies from Amy Designs, I made my cuts out of dark blue card stock. I took the middle cut out piece from the frame die and embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then took my ribbon, wrapped it around this cut out and glued the whole thing back into the middle of the die.


Next I took all the pieces that were left on the eagle die and paper pieced them back into my eagle cut. This makes for a more solid image. While getting all the little pieces, I coloured the beak yellow. I used a piece of tape on the back of the eagle to keep all the little cut outs in place.

I cut out two oval mats using the Spellbinders Large Oval dies, stacked them and used them to frame my eagle.


I kept the inside of the card pretty simple. I just stamped the greeting and added a couple of stars.

Now for a quick recap of the dies I used:






I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 


Till next time,
Crafty hugs,
Lena


4 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful Lena! Your paper piecing on the Eagle is excellent and very striking! Awesome inspiration! Well done!

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  2. What a wonderful patriotic card! Just love this!

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  3. Beautifully patriotic! Love it.

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