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