Friday, July 1, 2016

Red, White & Blue for TGIFC62

Well summer is officially here in the US.  The 4th of July feels like the true beginning of summer for me.  It also feels like the end too, because before we know it, autumn will be here and we will be picking apples in the cooler weather!

But let's not get too far ahead.  I hope that you have something fun planned for the weekend.  We won't be doing much.  The only family we live near is off doing a tradition at their friends cabin on the lake, so we most likely will just be grilling, toasting some marshmallows and lighting a few sparklers.  

Before we head into the weekend, we have a challenge over at TGIF Challenges perfect for the festivities!  So before you head out camping or visiting family, join us in making a card (or project) with these colors!

For my card, I wanted to use the splatter from the Touches of Texture stamp set.  I thought maybe I would get a fireworks kind of look?  My 5yo said it looked like sparklers, so I guess it kind of worked!

I decided to make a thank you card with my brother in mind.  He's currently serving in the Air Force (and he's the reason I joined the military too).  He recently passed a big test and I'm pretty proud of him.  I'm also grateful for all he's done.

I added some silver thread and silver sequins to bring it all together.

And what's the 4th without sparklers??  I liked the idea of dividing them up (avoid the fighting) and adding a little festive tag! :)  These would make a cute favor at a wedding too!

Hope you can join us this week at TGIF!  Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Cute idea. What a great card for your brother too! He's going to love it!