Monday, June 20, 2022

God Bless the USA

Here we are just past the middle of the month of June... and most of us are simply going WOW ~ where is this year going? 

I'm posting this morning with my teammates from Jan's Digital Stamp Shop for our midmonth inspirational day. I've selected Jan's Star Spangled Wreath and made a 5 1/2" square easel card.

Here's my completed card ~ 

To make this card, I started by printing the image 'with the blue in the flag'.  Normally I use just the black/white images but with those tiny little stars, the digital blue coloring done by the artist really adds to the completed card. Next I used the Copic Sepia Multi liner pen to complete the grapevine wreath. After that, I could 'relax' and use my Copic markers for coloring the remainder of the image.

I used the Carnation Crafts Pretty Shabby Square Labels for the edging on the image and also on the burgundy red matting.  The card base is 5 1/2" square and cut from a lighter shade of blue.  The top flap is scored at 2 3/4" from the edge and folded again to make the easel area.  This is where the colored image is secured to.

To hold the easel in place I die cut the word Celebrate out of a scrap of the card base light blue and added a small foam tab under the 'C', then secured the word to the base of the folded card.  This allowed the top folded tent a place to rest, thus forming the easel.

 Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 


I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

World Wide Open Design Team ~ June 

Word Art Wednesday ~ 547-548 

Fab N Funky ~ Challenge 533 ~ Celebrations 

CD Sunday Plus ~ Challenge 87

Pam's Pearls



 Grapevine: Sepia Multi liner, Berries: R35, R37, Leaves: YG61, YG67, YG93, Stars: Y15, Y32, Center Stars: B21, B24, R35, R37, Y11, Y15, Flag: R37, R39, Bow: B21, B24, B26



  1. A striking card Pam and beautifully coloured as ever :)

  2. Gorgeous card and I love the die cut mats! Thanks for another wonderful team project for Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges.

  3. Fabulous easel card- what a great image! Thanks for playing along with our ‘Celebrations’ Challenge at Fab’n’ Funky

  4. Wonderful easel card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  5. A lovely card and the shabby die cuts work really well. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT Member

  7. Great card, I take it this is for the 4th July, enjoy your day
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT