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>> Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking forward to celebrating July 4th here in America this weekend, I'm just not sure if the weather will be in compliance.  Unfortunately where I live, we've been doused with rain in biblical proportions!  So far, this has been the 3rd wettest June in history, and that's not counting what we still have to add in from today.  After living through the coldest February in history, this is not the kind of record breaking I've been looking forward to. 

Anyway, I've had all things patriotic on my mind lately, so I thought I would think outside of the box with this Fleu de Lis stamp and make a card to celebrate my country.  I looked up the meaning of this decorative design and one source said, "it has been used to symbolize perfection, light and life."  So that to me seemed reason enough to use to adorn my card for this celebratory occasion. 

I made a panel by stamping the ornament three times, and layered it with a red border, and a matching punched border.  I adhered it to a navy card base that was stamped using the Interlocking Star Background stamp.

I finalised the card using the Let Freedom Ring greeting and a few star shaped gems.

So with that, I will let this card serve as a reminder to join in our "Oh My Stars!" challenge here on our blog!

Sending you sunny smiles from under my umbrella!



Shelia said...

Oh Karin, I really like this patriotic Fluer de Lis card!! This image makes a great patriotic card!!

Janett Ray said...

Karin, this is such a elegant card. Just beautiful.

nwilliams6 said...

Lovely way to use that new image, Karin - the colors are perfect and I love how you mirrored the three images with three stars and then did stars in the bg. Beautiful! Hugz

Jennifer E. said...

Cute! Love how the decorative border matches the stamp! Love your festive colors too!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is terrific, Karin! Love the repeated image and July 4th colors. Pretty punched border & bg stars.

Samantha said...

Great thinking, Karin! I love your take on this patriotic card! Excellent job!

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