I am using my very first House Mouse stamp (back when they were still made by Stampa Rosa) I ever bought on this RED, WHITE and BLUE challenge card at 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge. My goodness, that sure seems ages ago, but really was probably back in 2002! Someday I will post the very first HM card I ever made...with this stamp...I thought it was pretty nifty...and it was for me back in "the ole days" HA!
This card whipped up darn fast...told you things have to stay simple this time of year!
The trick to this card is that the star is what opens-I cut it on the fold(the very top point) with my star nestability...the base does not. Inside the star is matted another white star stamped with Happy 4th of July! (I have visions of baby Cole taking a peek and ripppppppping it right off LOL)
I put all the red cardstock through the swiss dot cuttlebug folder for texture and used my newly replaced juicy red SU marker to put lines around the background white piece-using the nestability as a guide for the straight lines.
Basically, I just matted the layers and glued on the hinged star and it was done! Monica House Mouse image is on dimensionals.
Last week's challenge at 3CTC was Where Are You From? It was a fun one and this one should generate some pretty dandy cards too--- red, white and blue always look so dramatic together! Come join in the fun! If you get a chance...go check out last week's cards...Kerry has Mr Linky so all you have to do is click on each name to see the challenge cards...fast and easy! Be sure to leave a comment if you visit...nothin' better than knowing people are visiting!
Stamps: Party Mouse (Monica) by Stampa Rosa, retired sentiment from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Real Red & Night of Navy from SU!, GP white I think or Neenah
Ink: Memento black for image and colored with copics
Misc: Star Nestability, swiss dot cb folder, dimensionals for image