Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family around the world! Can you guess what I used for the flag pole and how I made the logs?? Take a guess before reading on.

When I saw this week's Mojo sketch, I immediately knew I was going to make a Canada Day card. It was the perfect layout. I always have so much fun with this little beaver stamp and I've often used the Canadian flag on the back of my cards with my signature. This was the first time I put them together in a scene! I just love scene cards. Here I love how there is a mini scene within a larger scene. The beaver and flag are the highlights, and the blue sky and green field are in the background.

Have you taken your guesses yet? Yup, that's right. The flag pole is a Q-tip! I took a silver Sharpie and coloured it in to make it look like steel. Then I attached some hemp cord as a rope for raising and lowering the flag, and I added Crystal Effects to red parts of the flag to make it shine. The logs? It's kraft cardstock I put through the shredder! I just grabbed a bunch of logs and stuck it on there without any order. Cool, eh?

I've given up on tying ribbon. Period. I won't say anymore about that. LOL The other day when the UPS guy delivered my new SU stuff, I was disappointed that the large oval punch was backordered. Ack! So what you see here is actually hand cut. For the sentiment, I used Canada from a retired Pink Cat Studio stamp and I can't tell you where the Happy and Day words came from because the stamp is about 15 years old and there's no label on the side of it. It was hard to get the sentiment right because I had to mask different parts of two stamps to create that.

Anyway, I won't be posting again 'til I'm back from vacation early next week. Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful long weekend!

Sources: SU (chocolate chip), DCWV (red), The Paper Company (weave white), SBD (kraft) & Halcraft (white) cardstock; Provo Craft paper (blue, green); St. James Rubber Stamp (beaver, Canadian flag); Copics; Pink Cat Studio (Canada); unknown brand (Happy, Day); Memories Artprint Brown ink; Vivid! Red ink; Sharpie fine black pen (eyes); Uniball Signo white pen (teeth); SU Crystal Effects; Q-tip; Sharpie metallic silver marker; SU tearing edge; American Crafts brads; Darice hemp cord; Celebrate It ribbon; SU scallop oval punch; dimension squares

8 comments:

Joan said...

This is so cute! I love the logs and the look on that little guy's face. Great card!

Karen Motz said...

This is GREAT! I love the logs for his house and the clever flag pole you made. Happy Canada Day, eh! :)

emily said...

This is SO cute...very clever!

Crystal said...

WOW this is SUPER!! I love this image and how you did the wood chips...how cool and creative!! Wonderful job with the Mojo Sketch!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Too cute!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Emily your card is darling!! You sure nailed the Mojo Challenge and the Canada Day theme works very well.. lots of 3-D effects!! TFS... :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so fun super job.

Alysabeth said...

Oh so awesome to see a Canada Card! I love it eh!