Red, White and Blue Birthday Card

Red, White and Blue Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!

I have such a fun vintage card to share with you today!  I was recently asked to create a special red, white and blue birthday card for a young lady’s 18th birthday.  The card has to be mailed to the U.K. so I had to keep it a little on the “flat” side, and also be sure it didn’t weigh a ton.  I was slightly stumped by this request, but when I dug into my digital supplies, I found these great Patriotic Americana Vintage Collage Digital Images from Polly’s Paper Etsy.  Problem solved!

Red. White and Blue Birthday Card/Kathy by DesignI think this card is super cute!  I die cut foil stars with my Tim Holtz Crescent Moon and Stars die, The foil papers add some glitz and shimmer…and they are easy to mail because they are flat elements.  The top and bottom papers are separated from a simple strip of blue paper.  This keeps things from being too busy.

Red White and Blue Birthday Card/Kathy by DesignI used complementary layers on the inside of the card, and stamped some appropriate greetings.  The stamped label is actually a pocket for a gift card or a personal note. It was a real challenge for me not to add elebenty hunnerd layers to a card, and to keep things fairly flat, but I think I managed to pull it off.

If you are hosting a 4th of July party this year, I think the digital images in the Patriotic Americana Download would make a fabulous banner, invitations, table decor or place cards!

Thanks for stopping by!



11 thoughts on “Red, White and Blue Birthday Card

  1. Carol

    Hi Kathy you have done a wonderful job with your card. Looks vintage, combined all the colours beautifully and enough extras to make it really special Love the 18th font on the inside of the card.x

  2. pollyspaper

    Well you know this card is right up my alley!!!! I love any patriotic projects and this is no exception!!! I am so into the layering and the details you added by using Stickles and inks!

  3. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, a super card, love the vintage look about it. It’s good to remember, and good to celebrate, can use the same card only for the 4th of July. would love them both….LOL

  4. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive

    A very beautiful card. I love this card and the fabulous layout you have created.

  5. Birgit

    This is fabulous, Kathy! Love the Americana theme and the fact that you made it layered but flat is awesome! You are an amazing designer!

  6. ncguygirl

    Great card! I know it was hard for you to not layer it up, but the finished card is fun.

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