Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Happy 4th to all.

Today is a great holiday for our country.

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.

In light of that, and since my post falls on this holiday,
 I decided to make a card that is the expression of this holiday

I think this card really speaks for itself, don't you?

A few weeks ago when I was making this card, I had no word/sentiment on the front. But as I was writing this post, the word "Freedom" kept popping into my mind. As I looked at the card again, I felt it needed that word on the front of the card. so I added it and I feel it finishes the card.

Here is a close-up of the bow!!
Donna sent me this ribbon and it's perfect for this card
 and really speaks to the whole patriotic theme.
My bow.....it was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker tool. 
It's the tool makes bow making sooooo easy. 

You will love making bows if you use this tool.
Order yours here

Stamps: (rubber stamp) Creative Vision - Flag with Eagle Head
Paper/Card Stock
: Red CS, White CS, Blue CS, DP
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Square, Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlets (letters)
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, colored pencils, star punch,  dimensional foam 

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today, I will be back soon.


Waleska said...

Great card! Love all the details! Happy 4th of July to you, thanks for playing along with us at Always Fun challenges!
DT Waleska

Dana Johnson said...

This card is awesome! Happy 4th and Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Barbara! (BTW...that's my Mama's name)
I saw your amazing July 4 card on the Cupcake Challenge Blog and had to come by for a closer look. It's FABULOUS!! I love the bow, too. Thanks for sharing your tip (the bow maker). I should use mine, and maybe my bows would turn out as fluffy as yours!
I wanted to let you know that I run a FUN challenge blog with AWESOME prizes, and I would LOVE to have you come by and play along any time you can. It's always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we always have awesome prizes. I hope you will come by and play along. I'd love to see more of your amazing art. Hope you will join us.
karen Letchworth, owner
Word Art Wednesday

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your patriotic card design. Happy Fourth of July to you too!

Jeannie said...

Hi Barbara! Beautiful card and I do love everything about it, especially that big perfect bow. Have a very Happy 4th of July and thanks so much for joining my Red, White, and Blue-tiful blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Michelle Windsor said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is a great July 4th card. You covered "all" the bases and Freedom does really finish it off perfectly - along with the bow of course!

Saskia Pullen said...

Thanks for playing along with our challenge by Cupcake inspirations. I Love the way you used the inspiration. Love the big EAGLE..

Cupcake inspirations
DT member Saskia Pullen

Neva Zver said...

I love the colors of your cfeft, the image and the overall design! What a fun, happy card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Lisa :) said...

I LOVE this card!!! It's so bright and fun! I'm proud of our country too and love Patriotic art!

Michelle Windsor said...

Love this Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Judy McKay said...

Super card. Great design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is a gorgeous patriotic card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us in the Sweet Stampin' Stars and Stripes Challenge.

Danijela Ralovic said...

Beautiful patriotic card. Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges!
Danijela DT

Kath Stewart said...

stunning card Barbara and that ribbon is to die for...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Such a gorgeous patriotic card, Barbara! It almost makes me as teary eyed as our National Anthem. Stunning work. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Ania said...

Lovely card :)

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Ania DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/......

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Ine DT for: http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.nl/

Maritza Rios said...

Beautiful Patriotic card! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Maritza DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/......

Saba Noor said...

Absolutely wonderful!! Good Luck with your entry. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge!
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