Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Stars and Stripes

Happy Sunday, everyone! Wow, we have had the most gorgeous weekend. Perfect temps, high 70's and no humidity. I spent part of the weekend again with the volunteer search teams trying to find any sign of the missing IU student, who I mentioned a few weeks ago. She has been missing since June 3rd, and the cops know nothing more today than they did three weeks ago. She just disappeared.

I did get to spend a bit of time in my craft room today and I have a card to enter into the Birthday Sundaes Challenge #15 - stars and stripes birthday.
I went for a little different take on the stars and stripes theme. I used paper from My Mind's Eye. The stars were cut from Indie Art at 1". Happy Birthday was cut from Paper Lace and the woman from Forever Young at 4". My thought was to make this a kind of an optical illusion card, so I placed all the cuts so they lined up with the stripes on the paper, with the black background and foam dots giving it the illusion of dimension. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the gems in the stars and down the left side from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great evening!! :D

26 comments:

  1. She looks a fashionista. Perfect for someone's birthday.

    I hope all turns out okay for the IU student. Scarey for anyone to go thru.

    Georgiana

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  2. Love the card, love that illusion. Did you use a cricut for the cutout of Happy Birthday?

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  3. Thank you Lisa your a sweety. Your birthday card is really nice. Thanks for sharing all your creative energy

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  4. Hi Lisa,
    I'm sure her family appreciates your efforts, i pray all turn out well for the family and community. On a way more positive note, your car is super cute..love it. The optical illusion idea was genius. TFS! Hugs, ~Shen

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  5. This card is beautiful!!! I really like the way you lined up paper on the cutouts!! You did a fantastic job!

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  6. Beautiful card... love the colors and the bling.. Thanks for playing with us at Birthday Sundaes...HUGS...SK :)

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  7. I love how you play with the paper and the shadows of every cut. Lovely card!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Birthday Sundaes!
    Vivi

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  8. Love it! I have that cartridge as well so must try something like this. Great layout having the dress and stars blend into the background paper!
    Hugs,
    Sheree
    http://vancouverislandcraftjunkie.blogspot.com

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  9. I love this! Your colour choices are stunning! :)
    Nita

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  10. Especially like the way you placed the elements on the paper/card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://createdbysunshine.blogspot.com

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  11. LOOOOVE IT! Wow, you really went off on a great tangent with this creation....amazing. I feel very "illusion struck"!!!

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  12. This is a great card, I love the illusion effect, what a creative idea! :)

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely. I love those colors. The layering on the letters is amazing!

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  14. Great take on the challenge Lisa.....great card, love the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

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  15. This card is really neat. The layering is great. I love the forever young cartridge.

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  16. Lisa, this is really cool. I love the layering and alignment of the sentiment, the lady and the stars...very creative! :)

    Arlene.
    http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

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  17. WOW Lisa,This is such a Wonderful Birthday card!I LOVE the paper you used and the girl is soo pretty,SUPER job as always!!!:)

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  18. This is great! I love the optical illusion you have created with this- how clever and it really does look like one!! Awesome! TFS! :)Amy

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  19. Wow, you lined all that up so perfectly! Excellent. Nancy

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  20. I think you accomplished the optical illusion you were going for! This is one of the coolest cards I've seen in a while!
    That's sad to hear about that student. It's so cool that you help out!

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  21. Very stylish! I love it! Hugs! Dina

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  22. Very stylish! I love it! Hugs! Dina

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  23. Great birthday card! I really like the paper~kinda retr. Very creative!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  24. Gosh Lisa, I love this sweet, orangey card! The first thing I noticed was how you lined up the pop-dotted images with the background... you are just genius. (I don't think I've told you that in a day or two, so I figured it was time.) ;) Such a great idea and you executed it flawlessly, as usual. Fabulous!

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

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  25. Oh I just love this one! You did such an awesome job matching up the stripes!
    ~Kim

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