Saturday, July 2, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge-Patriotic

Happy 4th of July and welcome to another edition of Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. Today we are challenging you to make a Patriotic Card. Here is mine using Mark's Finest Papers Stamp called American Made. Isn't this the an All American image. It was so much fun to color with my copic markers.

The banner behind the image was made with ribbon and paper that was punched with a border punch. Becca Freeken at Amazing Paper Grace has a tutorial on how to do this beautiful design feature for your card. The roses are made by me and I am attaching the video to make these roses at the end of this post. I make these in my spare moments and keep them in containers for when I need them. I use distress ink and stickles to color them. I just love them!Here is the inside of my card. This stamp set is so much fun as it has so many different sentiment to choose from plus the American Flag stamp I used to make my own Designer Paper.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!

Challenges Entered

Card Makin Mamas - Red, White, and Blue
Clearly Inspired - Punches, Die Cuts, and Cut Outs
Fairy Knoll - Red, White, and Blue
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Let's Get Punchy must include a Critter
Guylou's Inimitability - Stars and Stripes
Pattie's Creations - Use your Flags Colors
Craft Us Crazy - Red, White, and Blue or Summer
Delightful Challenges - Red, White, and Blue
Pixie Dust Studio - Be Proud (Red White & Blue with the Option of Stars)
Rainbow Lady - Patriotic-Red, White, and Blue
The Rubber Cafe - Red, White, and Blue
Stamp Insanity - Stars and Stripes
Amber's Crafts - Red, White, and Blue
Cooking It Up With Katie - Colors of your Flag
Crafting for All Seasons - Red, White, and Blue
Little Red Wagon - Patriotic
Penny's Paper - Red, White, and Blue
Celebrate the Occasion - Red, White, and Blue
Throw Down Tuesday - Red, White, and Blue
Use It Tuesday - Red, White, and Blue
Die Cut Dreams - Red, White, and Blue
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Red, White, and Blue
Sugar Creek Hollow - Patriotic


Cassie said...

That is phenomenal, Carol! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with CIC31 :D

Adrian said...

OMG! U did a fabulous job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Marlena M. said...

Carol, you card is a CENTERPIECE! I really enjoyed your rose tutorial...that was a great class, thank you! Also, thank you for your kind, encouraging words...they made my day. ;)

Lori said...

WOW Carol, this is amazing, I'm in awe!!!

Jan said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Stampnsk8r said...

Love the the video...thanks for playing along over at The Rubber Cafe!!

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is amazing. Great tutorial too, I have saved it in my favourites, just adore hand made flowers x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Sara I. said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love all the distressed punching and super amazing roses!!! Really wonderful that you shared such a great tutorial that's easy to follow! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Guylou's and good luck! ~hugs

Marisa said...

I absolutely love bald eagles - so majestic and stunning to look at. Love the RW&B medallion you mounted him on and the shiny stars. Perfect Americana card. Well done making the flowers and thanks for the video tutorial. Have a fabulous long weekend and happy 4th of July :)

Pattie G said...

This is so patriotic and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations!
Pattie ♥

Sheila said...

Wow, wow, and super wow!!! This is one grand ole' card. The coloring, the papers, the design, the die cuts, is absolutely perfect! I'm guessing that you will definitely win many challenges. I'm trying to win, but yours definitely is hands down the best I've seen!!


Cheryl Walker said...

First- I have to LOL hehehe you are way tooo CUTE and I LOVE your sense of humor, and LOVE the utterly comment you left on my blog...hehehehehehehehe :) really wish you were my neighbor I know we would have soooo much fun crafting together :)

Second- I LOVE your card, with the eagle,flag,dp and all the wonderful extra's you added, beautiful job on the inside tooo!! You have inspired me to try to start doing the insides of some of my cards tooo :) I normally dont, only when ive giving them out then I will finish them up at that

Third- I hope you and your family have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!!! Enjoy your 3 day weekend hun!!!

Rainbow Lady said...

My first reaction when opening your blog was Woo I love that.... super card.... thanks for sharing and have a happy 4th.
Love Cynthia x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card carol, wow and that image is looking great.
wonderful colors and papers.

greetings karin

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful card and image!! Thanks for the tutorial - it was awesome. I wish I had watched it last night - I just orderd a ton of roses from Wild Orchids, but now I can start making my own and they look amazing!

Winnie and Patty said...
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Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--you really out did yourself on this gorgeous patriotic card! I love all the details! Thanks for attaching the video on how to make the flowers. You need to make one yourself on how you color them.

Donna Moore said...

Hey Carol, just dropped in to get some eye candy and boy am I glad I did! This is so over the top gorgeous; it is so good to see your awesome work, it makes a body feel inspired! Happy 4th to you and yours!!

Melody said...

GORGEOUS card!! I just love the big rosette!! Wonderfly made!!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!


DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Carol - wow so bold and bright, great eagle and perfect for the 4th! Super handmade roses!
Thanks for playing in our 'Your Country's Flag Colors' Challenge #25!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

girlia said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for playing with us at CTO

Janeen said...

What a dramatic card Carol. A beautiful way to showcase our national symbol of freedom. Thank you for the great tutorial on rose making. You have patience, my friend.

Deb said...

wow, stunning creation with so many fantastic details, thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Die Cut Dreams

Anita said...

Absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful card ... the image, the banner, the flowers, everything !!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning!! its perfect in everyway!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Renee Matarese said...

This is gorgeous! Inside and out! It must have taken you forever to make! I love the doily fan on the front and the punched border inside with the stars on the side. What a wonderful card!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon.

Unknown said...

Wow fantastic card thanks for playing at DCD.
Chris x

Kathy D. said...

Look at all those wonderful layers on there. this is a masterpiece! Thanks for playing at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 at
Hope to see you again in our challenge that comes out on the 16th!

Anonymous said...

Over the top beautiful, Carol! Love all the stars and that handsome eagle. Thanks so much for sharing this at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Dawn Frost said...

Wow Totally gorgeous! I LOVE the fan and punched borders! Thanks for joining us at CIC31.

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

So much detail, really beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful, love the design, you did a fantastic job, thanks so much for joining CTO!

Patti P. said...

This is one amazingly beautiful patriotic card and I am so glad that you chose to share with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Love the bunting and your eagle is gorgeous!! Beautiful inside work on this card, as well.
Patti DT/SCH

Benzi said...

So gorgeous, Carol! Doesn't get any more patriotic than this. Love the eagle and the roses. You are turning into the Queen of Tutorials and that is awesome.

Katie said...

Fab card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

CraftyJAR said...

This is a fantastic card. So many wonderful details, there is no doubt why your card won this week!
Judy - CTO DT

Lori said...

Wonderful patriotic card! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Larelyn said...

An amazing card. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Harriet Skelly said...

Carol your card is absolutely amazing - WOW! I love that medallion you created around that gorgeous eagle!!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh be still my heart. This card gave me the chills. It's spectacular and emotionally moving. One of the most beautiful Patriotic cards ever!!!!
Hugs Bonnie

Colleen Dietrich said...

You made those roses?? THought they were Primas! And that 'bunting' behind the eagle is soooooo cool! This is truly an all-American kind of card!

Gina K said...

What a fantastic card. I love that fan and how you've tucked the stars in with the flowers. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

Design og Hobby said...

Fantastic card! Love everything about it!!!
Thanks for joining CFAS in our red, white and blue challenge!
Hugs, Gry!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Hey Carol!
Congrats on being picked as TOP 3 at our challenge. Please grab 'Allie's Top 3 Badge' (the Blue one) and place on your sidebar to be eligible for our monthly draw on July 31st.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a beautiful card Carol. Love the patriotic theme... lovely embellishments. Thanks for the great tutorial... I will have to see what punches I have and see if I can make some too. :o)

Sue said...

Wow, this is stunning! Beautiful creation and the eagel is beautiful. This got lost in the comments section at FW and didn't want to miss the chance to tell you how wonderful your card is and to thank you for joining our challenge this month.


Kathy D. said...

Congrats on winning the featured digital stamp from www.cleardollarstamps. Hope to have you play with us in Clearly Inspired Challenge #33 - Things with wings at