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Oh my, I woke up and realized that July 4th is this very weekend, and I hadn't made a single card! Granted, I've been a wee bit busy with Gallery Idol 2010 (thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has voted!) But, Independence Day is upon us, and I thought I'd better get cracking!
For my card, I started with this week's fabulous sketch from Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. Also, Julee Tilman is hosting a star challenge, and what could be more perfect for 4th of July? I hemmed and hawed a little over whether to go traditional, and my decision was made when I saw the Curtain Call Challenge colors.
Since it's technically the birthday of our nation, I went with this adorable little cupcake, which I colored and paper-pieced in what else? Red, white and blue. To give him a little patriotic vim, I added a fun little top hat set at a rakish angle. I decided to set him up in the air, carried away by some starry balloons to celebrate this happiest of fourths!
BEAN NOTES: Taylored Expressions Beach Bum Stamp, Verve Seeing Stars Stamps, and Stampendous Patriotic Pair Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow Ink; Reminisce Designer Paper; Stampin' Up Whisper White, Real Red and Night of Navy Card Stock; Papertrey Ink Kraft Card Stock; SU Circle Punches; Papertrey Ink Clouds Die; Big Shot; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Copic Sketch Markers