Monday, June 3, 2013

Make it Monday #119 - Flagged Borders

Good Monday Morning everyone. Today I bring you my challenge card for this week's PTI MIM theme of flagged borders. (You can view Dawn's MIM video here.) As I have been in a very patriotic frame of mind since Memorial Day, and with our country's birthday celebration just around the corner, I decided to go with the inspiration for this challenge.
The most difficult part of this card was letting some of these flags sit slanted or crooked. I have a hard time letting go of the the straight and narrow alignment tendencies I practiced during my years in the service, which often can be a block to creative spirit.  It's getting better - but still not easy!
Thanks for stopping by!






Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design
Stamps from PTI's Est. 1776 set
Fresh Snow White ink, white detail embossing powder - PTI
Card stock: Pure Poppy PTI (gold card stock from my stash).
Dies: Spellbinders Stars 5;  PTI Tag sale #5, Double Ended Banner, Countdown Details. (For some banners I used a square punch turned to punch just a corner on the end of a strip, as I didn't have any other banner dies that would work.)

15 comments:

Leslie L. said...

Very nice card - I love how it turned out.

Tonya Jastad said...

This turned out great!

Newlexness said...

I too had difficulty putting some of the flags at a slant, I kept worrying that it was crooked. I love your patriotic themed card!
:)
Melissa T.

Greta said...

Wow--you already got your entry done! Love this!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--Lake Crescent is where we rented the house! How about that?!

victoria h said...

Fab patriotic card. I've never been in the military but still had to line up my flags!

Rhonda said...

I like my flags straight on as well. Love the red, white & blue.

Colleen said...

Love your patriotic card! I know what you mean about slanting the banners.

Marybeth said...

I guess I was on the same page as you with banners and stars. Great minds :) Love the sentiment you used for this very beautiful banner card!

Luanne said...

Fantasic! I really like your creation!

artful-notions said...

Your papers are a patriotic joy to behold. Love them all. The stars are wonderful as well. Love this 4 th of July theme!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, fabulous card for the MIM, Steph!

craftmates said...

Beautiful patriotic card! Love it- Irma

Alex said...

Beautiful card! I worried about slanting all the flags too, but this card came out great!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. I think you did a great job with the placement of those banners.