Saturday, July 9, 2011

God Bless America...

I sent something off to my brother at school a few days ago, and I made him a little mini patriotic note to go with it! :) I used the PTI Americana stamp set: est. 1776. I also got to try out my new Jenni Bowlin inks. I really love them! I used Fountain Pen and Chili Powder. They are a wonderful dye ink. The ink gives such good coverage, it almost looks like a pigment ink.


I added another phrase to the inside flap. I kinda liked that the phrase is the next lyric in the song, so you almost sing it to yourself as you're opening the card, "God Bless America, Land that I Love..." Makes me kind of teary-eyed whenever I hear that song. The 4th is definitely one of my favorite holidays!


I continued the stripe pattern on the back of the card.


The light tone on tone ink color is Antique Linen by Tim Holtz. And the die is my favorite Papertrey Ink die, the Lunchbox Note die. I use it all the time, because I love making mini notes!

And a peek at the inside...


Hope you had fun celebrating last weekend. I spent some time with my relatives in south Florida at the beach. We had a great time! And by the way, HERE are some tips about taking pictures of fireworks! So sorry, I meant to share this with you on the 4th, but I was still in south Florida and wasn't able to get a post up in time. Hopefully you can bookmark it for future use.

Don't forget there's still a few days left to enter my giveaway HERE! Have a sunny day!

11 comments:

Sue Plote said...

Cute, cute, cute!

cards by cara said...

Love this! And aren't the Jenni Bowlin inks great? I really like Cough Syrup as well - it's supposedly very similar to a PTI colour as well ...

Monica K. said...

Yes, they are great, Cara! It was your post about them that convinced me to go for them! :) I tried to get Cough Syrup too, but it was out of stock, I'll get that one too eventually!

Jen said...

Great note! One I'd be happy to receive. I should make a note to myself to order the lunchbox note die.

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE this patriotic card made with the lunchbox note die, simply stunning! I get really sentimental over anything patriotic ;)

Ted said...

Very cute note, Monica!

Isha said...

Love your card and that note card is such a cute idea. Love it. I have not yet tried the Jenny Bowlin inks. I will be getting the malted milk today:)

Kara said...

such a cool little card!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT ........ and I know your brother did too!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little card, Monica! Everytime I see you use that lunchbox note die, I wonder why haven't I got that, yet!! Those stamps look like they were made for that note card die! I love the subtle stars and stripes in the background! I recently got almost all the Jenni Bowlin inks, too! I love them! I especially love that they all pretty much match PTI colors and they are really inexpensive when on sale at Joanns.com!
Still, having problems with Blogger, so can only comment Anonymously.
Jessica W.

Jen Carter said...

What a great design! I love how you used that die to create this card! very cute!

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