Tuesday, November 4, 2008

America Votes!

They're talking about probable record voter turnout in Michigan, where I live. It was my youngest's first experience voting, and we made it a family affair this a.m., voting before we headed to work and classes.

I'd purchased these specialty QuicKutz dies last month, thinking of making a card for one of my fav peeps, a political junkie of sorts, so this one's headed to her in the a.m. It's based on Laura's sketch #12 at the 2 Sketches 4 You blog. The acrylic piece, America, was a find during a sale this past summer at my fav LSS, and I dotted the "i" with a specialty star brad using my Crop-a-dile (cut thru that thick acrylic like buttuh, baby!). The color of the original picture wasn't true so I took another pic in daylight before delivering the card ... to Pat (did those who know me guess its intended recipient?). The dark blue at left is actually CTMH's Outdoor Denim, which is a medium-to-dark navy that I'd originally picked up LOTS of to use in my youngest son's album, but it almost looked like Royal Blue in the fluorescent light above my printer ... It'd been past 10 p.m. when I finished the card, too lazy to pull out my portable photo studio.

stamps: n/a; paper: CTMH's Outdoor Denim, SU's Real Red and Whisper White; ink: n/a; accessories: My Mind's Eye's Parade "Celebrate" America Title, SU's Real Red grosgrain ribbon, I Voted sticker from the polls


Laura Davis said...

I LOVE this card! this is a great take on my sketch and I love how you incorporated your I voted sticker:)

Lea L. said...

Cute card!! Loving the "I Voted" sticker on it! Great job with the sketch!


rae said...

What a FUN take on the sketch... love your creativity!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Great card! So fun and timely too.

Kristen Swain said...

ohhh those diecuts are fab! love the voting card, very unique!
great job!

Tamaroo said...

very cool!

Perky Nihilist said...

So clever!

Love how you used your "I voted" sticker.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, those die cuts are fab.