Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Yankee Doodle Dandy Birthday

This card was created just for my nephew, who was born on July 3rd.  He likes to refer to himself as a "Yankee Doodle Dandy boy."  He also LOVES knights.  I doubt that this card would have come together so quickly if I hadn't just finished purging my craft room and reorganizing my stamp sets; I mixed so many varied supplies.  I think because everything I currently own is fresh in my memory that I was able to get this card to come together in less than an hour.

I used a "You are my" die, but cut the 'a' twice to change the phrase to "You are a".  The distressed stars background is from a Simon Says Stamp card kit (August 2016), but I used distress oxide inks to  make it patriotic.

inks:  Ranger "Fired Brick" and "Faded Jeans"; Hero Arts black dye
card stock:  Simon Says Stamp
dies:  PTI "double-ended banner" and "Phrase Play #1" vol.8 no.2; My Favorite Things "Blueprints 24"
stamps:  My Favorite Things "Good Knight"
Copic markers:  C3, C5, and RO8