Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Freedom Day!

How could I pass up making a 4th of July card with good ole Daisy Bumblethorpe‽ And how could I pass up referencing Futurama yet again?

There is an actual Freedom Day in the U.S.: Feb. 1, marking the signing of the proposition for the 13th amendment, which outlawed slavery. In 1865; the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863. Juneteenth, marking June 19, 1865, when abolition was actually announced to those it most effected, is also referred to as Freedom Day. How can we celebrate our freedom if we're not all free‽

Put into cardmaking terms, I simply love the combo of stars and stripes. I even grabbed some gem star stickers from the $1 bin for the occasion, and I don't buy (or say) bling without darn good reason. I based the coloring on myself, since I'm sending this to my folks.

Inspiration:
Stamp Something: 4th of July/Celebration
Stamptacular Sunday: Stars & Stripes
Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack Cardmaking Group: Gate Fold theme
ColourQ #90: Poppy Parade, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue + white

Tutorials:
Coloring Clothing at Color Me Copic
Coloring Brunette Hair at My Cardz
Coloring Blue Jeans at The Latte Lounge

Stamps
: Speed Demon AKA Daisy Bumblethorpe digi by Just Inklined, 4th July sentiment from Fiskars, Happy sentiment from Happy Birthday by Hero Arts
Paper:
Recollections, DCWV, Hammermill
Tools:
HP printer & ink, Marvy heat tool, plastic templates from stash, Fiskars papercutter, Recollections punch (star)
Other: ZipDry glue, Stampendous
embossing powder, Versamark and Memento inks, Sakura GellyRoll pens, brad & bling from stash
Copics:
RV11, RV02, RV29, R59, R35, R37, E13, E000, E50, E51, E11, E33, E31, 100, C-7, C-5, C-1, E47, E37, E17, FB2, B05, B18, B28, B23, B32, B00, BG000, BG10, 0

4 comments:

Frndly1 said...

Your card is very pretty.

Helen said...

Freedom day, now that is my first time reading about it. Thanks for the mini lesson. Your card is so adorable!

suzARTe said...

hello again,

I love this card, the main image is so cool and I like the way it opens up. I always admire the patriotism of the Americans and its great to see it extended to cards as well.

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Nicecrane Designs said...

So adorable this card make me to smile,,,,Thanks for sharing....+