I was also lucky that I worked hard in the morning and finished my share for you. Today's card is one I made for my husband's fire chief to celebrate his birthday. I think I will just show it to you and get started.
I started with a base card of Real Red card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I added a layer of Whisper White measuring 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". I attached it using runner adhesive. For the final layer, I chose Night of Navy. Yes I went for the red white and blue theme. Anyway, I cut the navy to be 4" x 5 1/4". I ran this piece through the big shot using the stripes impression folder. Once embossed I sprayed it using my champagne shimmer spray. Once it dried, I attached it to the card with the runner adhesive.
To make the fire helmet, I used Whisper White and Basic Black card stock. Believe it or not, I used my Cricut machine and a cartridge called Create A Critter. Doesn't sound like it would have a fire helmet does it? However, one of the critter's is a dalmatian dog. I have actually used him before on a card. Anyway, I cut the helmet out of white because that is the color of the chief's hat. I cut the badge out of black. Once both pieces were cut, I glued the badge on using a liquid glue. The number one pieces is cut out from the badge by the Cricut. I filled in the hole left by it with liquid glue and then added the gold glitter. I used my Basic Black marker to draw on the black line and to write the word CHIEF on it. It is attached to the card with a dimensional.
For the focal point, I decided I wanted to make a Maltese cross. I cut it out of Real Red card stock. I added a 2 1/2" Night of Navy circle to the center of this. I took my retired Voila stamp set and stamped the Happy Birthday using Real Red ink. I punched this out using the 1 3/4" circle and sponged the edges with the red ink. I added this to the navy circle. These were all adhered together using runner adhesive. I then used my 2 way glue pen and added the stripes to the red and sprinkled on red glitter. Once finished, I attached the entire piece to the card with a runner adhesive and a few strategically placed glue dots. I added some rhinestones to this to jazz it up a little.
I sure do hope that today is more of a normal day than yesterday. I plan on it being which should give me plenty of time and energy to work on my card for tomorrow. I am so glad you stopped by today. Please come back tomorrow to see what I will have to show you. See you all then!!!!