Thursday, June 21, 2012

a couple patriotic cards

How you doin? (said in my best Joey from Friends voice) :)
I tell ya. This has been one of those weeks that I'm glad is almost over!
Today I'm staying home and cleaning although it's 4 pm and I'm just getting ready to start!

I have so much going on right now but it's all of my choosing so I won't complain. :)

Tuesday night was my cards class and I haven't had time to post pics because Wednesdays are my day in the office.
I worked in the office yesterday from 9 am to 9 pm!
Okay I did take one hour off and run to Hobby Lobby but the rest was at the church. That's how I roll.

So here are the first two cards from my class....both patriotic.
Both simple. Both kraft based. Both using My Mind's Eye FunDays line that was on sale for 50 cents!

First, I sketched this card out and it ended up being the only one I did from my sketch.
(Why? Because this class was product driven, instead of sketch driven. I ended up using some stuff I had already bought at the store and it just did not work for my sketches.)

Here it is on the top left....sketched to be square and have a big star in the middle:

I cut out a huge star and it just looked awful! It was like the star wasn't fat enough in the middle to fill up the card.
So I decided to go with a circle and made this phrase in my Silhouette Studio software.
I made the phrase to come out in mainly two pieces with an A to add on each end, just to make it easier to glue on.

I almost always put a sentiment inside the card (for my students) because a card seems unfinished without one.
I used to search online for the perfect sentiments but now I just write something myself.
I used AS Black Swan for the journaling and part of the sentiment on the front.

My second patriotic card was a request from my students as a card to give to someone who is a veteran.
I still wanted to use a star so I quickly sketched this design out and although simple, I really like it!
I cut the banner shape, the star and the ring of kraft with my Silhouette.
After cutting the banner shape, I ran it through the printer to put the sentiment on.
For step-by-step instructions on how to do that, see this post from my blog.

Inside it says....

The font on this is Lobster - a new fave.

So here's the deal....if you like that "God Bless America" and you own a Silhouette Cameo - I'm happy to e-mail it to you!
Just leave your e-mail in the comments and I will do it!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!


Jann said...

Love them both Tracie....know your students did too!

Anonymous said...

Great cards.. I would love the God Bless America. My email is Thanks so much!

Sarah said...

Your cards are always so terrific! That Swan font is beautiful...somehow I have missed out on that one...not anymore. Love.

Pam said...

Very nice cards!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards! Very nice sentiments!!

Arlene said...

Really great cards. Love the sentiment inside as well. :)

NC Peach said...

Sometimes I sketch out my ideas too! These turned out really great!