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Jun 8, 2012

Happy 4th of July ~ oh a bit early

it's not even July and I am already
making my cards...
well I can either say I am on top of things...
I am crazy...
I think it's 'I'm crazy'
cuz I spent this morning before work making this cute little card
I used a new technique 
"center masking"
Oh it was fun fun fun...
you will have to click on that link to take you right to the tutorial...

Now for my project....

I used the 'center masking' technique
with 3 shades of blue
I 1st heat embossed with white embossing powder
the put the light blue clouds down
then the darker blue rain
then the royal blue on the edges and another layer of clouds
(you can't see them well under the ribbon, but its there)
added my stamped image over half the masked center on on the edges
added a BIG bow
and some buttons with twine by doodle twine ~ ladybug is the color I used
oh you can't see all the buttons... note to self... white buttons on white card stock
NOT a good

Now I am entering this project in to the following challenges:
Tutorial Time on Speedy Tv ~ new technique
Clearly iStamps ~ something fruity
Joyful Stamper ~ anything goes
Happy FRIDAY !!! 
Have a shout out for FRIDAY !!! woot wooh


  1. You are fast!!! I love the card and the blue colors that you used for this darling 4th of July card! Thanks for playing this week on TTSTV. Glad to have you join!!!

  2. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Speeady Fox & Friends.

  3. Wonderful red/white/blue card. Great use of the technique. Like the arrangement.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Love the card. You have inspired me to get a jump on July 4th ideas. Maybe I'll get something done in time for a change. Love the cute little card. You are talented.

  5. You did a great job with the tutorial and the button challenge. Card looks very festive. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  6. Great card! You did a great job with the Center Masking technique at Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV! Thanks for playing!

  7. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends for the button challenge.

  8. Beautiful card. Great job on the technique. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Be sure to submit your card for the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge this week to make a card using buttons and bows and get another chance to win a free stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries sign up today it is FREE!!!!!!!!

  9. Such a cute card! I love the twine bows on your buttons! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

  10. I think you must have been inspired by the Queens Jubilee - red white and blue with rain!
    Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

  11. Such a cute image for the 4th of July and good job with the tutorial. Looks as if you had a lot of fun. Thanks for joining FOSTV this week.

  12. Hi Katie
    A beautiful card love the fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

    DT Member

  13. I say you are on top of things!!! (not crazy!!!) Your card is gorgeous! Love how you used the technique!!!! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

  14. Awesome! Great use of the technique! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

  15. Great card love the image.Thankyou for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week.
    Trish (-:

  16. Katie, great card and love all the buttons and bows. Great take on the Tutorial Time challenge as well! Thanks for playing along!

  17. Great card Katie, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  18. What a wonderful card - and you can't ever be too early making your cards. Thanks for joining us at Tutorial Time on FOSTV! We hope to see you again soon.

  19. Fab colors for the 4th, and great job on the tutorial. thanks for joining us on TTSTV!


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