Sunday, July 1, 2012

My Country Blog Hop


Hey All!  I hope you're enjoying all of the wonderful cards and inspiration along the hop!  You should have come from the very talented Gitte's blog but if not, you can start at the beginning at the Stars and Stamps blog.

God Bless

I had a lot of fun making this card.  All the little details just make me smile.  The sentiment is from Stampers Best and that wonderful eagle is by Our Daily Bread.  I created the Red White and Blue background myself using scraps .5" x 1.75".  I drew a straight line with a ruler for my guide and ran them through an embossing folder once finished.  I think it gives it a nice quilted look.

Bonus Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!  You next stop on this hop is the very talented Stinne.

88 comments:

  1. What a cool and dramatic card. Love the very serious looking eagle against the more playful background.

    Cecilie
    www.ancema.dk

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  2. awesome card! thanks for sharing

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  3. Samantha, this is fabulous - I think the embossing totally makes it perfect!

    Happy Independence Day! We need a skype date, I miss you guys! :) :) :)

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  4. Its a very beautiful card.
    Grettings from Denmark.

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  5. A very beautiful and card with a strong design. Grettings from Denmark

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  6. Fantastic. I love the way you did the background. Great coloring on the eagle.

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  7. LOVE the background, Samantha! The eagle is an incredibly awesome image, too.

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  8. What a lovely card, I really like the background, its really look amazing, make me think of Lego

    Greetings from Denmark :-)

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  9. Amazing background! You put a lot of time in here! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Hi Sam, I LOVE what you've done with your background on your card! Your eagle is beautiful too :) Hugs from the other side of the state, Jan

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  11. Wow - Love that eagle - such a beautiful card!

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  12. WOW - great background. You did a really good job - bet you can quilt too :D

    really nice card.

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  13. Gorgeous Eagle. Thank you for the sketch.

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  14. I really like what you did with the background- very clever! I have found a bunch of blogs I want to check out to keep getting inspired! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love the texture on the background! It really gives it an old fashioned American feel!

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  16. Oh - this is a cool card and very clever. I'll have that in mind next time I use my scraps.

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  17. A beautiful card and a stunning background! I need to give that a try.

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  18. Great way to use the scraps..
    Greetings from Denmark
    /Tina M.

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  19. I like everything about this card Samantha :) I have done a few of the quilted style backgrounds but never thought to put all the pieces in the same direction or emboss the whole thing, so now I definitely need to go back and revisit all the new ideas you've given me with this card. Happy Independenc Day!

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  20. A perfectly designed card. Very beautiful. Like that bright colours.
    Karin, Danmark.

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  21. Fantastic card, really love the bloghop

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  22. Beautiful card! I love the image that you used, and the use of scraps. I do that with mine sometimes.

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  23. Wauuu - Really amzing card.
    Greeting from Camilla, Denmark.

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  24. Excellent patriotic theme card! I did the quilted look background at a card making class once, but sort of forgot about it - thanks for bringing this idea back to me! Happy Independence Day!

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  25. The minute I saw this I knew I will be back to case this to use my scraps! Super job!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  26. So beautiful! Love your design!
    Gr. Karina
    Denmark

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  27. So beautiful, and so perfect. Love it.
    Greeting from Annette, Denmark

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  28. Samantha, your card is beautiful and makes me swell with pride! Love it!

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  29. GREAT - we always love seeing new ideas for those tiny pieces of paper - and with the quilted look - it looks stunning. Thanks for sharing and I must come back here and look at some of your older cards later. CUTE KIDS - take care - greetings Charlie, OSH, Denmark

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  30. i LOVE the r/w/b scrap background and it does indeed look quilted with the embossing. I am so going to steal this idea. Genius! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card.

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  31. fabtastuc or if you could type - fantastic - love that background - I do not have that much patience.

    thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  32. Its a beautiful and strong card.
    Grettings from Denmark - Stinne

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  33. Wow! I love the quilted background. I can see myself using that in a variety of ways. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!!

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  34. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! The background is fabulous! Love everything about your card.

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  35. Perfectly patriotic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Fantastic card! I love the background that you pieced together and that you embossed it to add texture! Great job coloring that eagle!

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  37. Love the background technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. I LOVE the way you created your background paper! Using scraps is always a challenge, but the strips and 'quilted' look is really lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Gorgeous card-- I absolutely love the background-- that texturing is perfect!

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  40. I'm drooling! It's just beautiful. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Take care. :)

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  41. What a great background -- the colors, the pattern, the embossing. It's definitely something I could do while watching TV (well, the cutting anyway). Thanks for participating in this great international blog hop. I hope it will be the first of many.

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  42. WOWZERS--LOVE that background!! Well, the whole card, really but nice job!! Thanks for hopping!

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  43. Awesome background... I can't wait to give this one a go. :) thanks for sharing! Have a safe and happy holiday, friend! Big hugs!

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  44. Love the work you put into the background. Almost as much work as a real quilt!LOL Gorgeous card!

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  45. Your background is fantastic and I love you design! Fantastic card!

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  46. Love the way you used scraps to make the background. The sentiment and image are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. This is great! Your background really makes the whole card. Very cool.

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  48. This card is absolutely beautiful! I agree--the background really makes it top notch.

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  49. Samantha, I really like how you prepared your background paper. The Eagle and sentiment are a perfect match. Thanks for sharing your inspiration today.

    Sharon

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  50. Beautiful! I love the quilted background. TFS
    Cheri
    DJ's Sundries
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  51. Wonderful background and a very striking card! Thanks so much for sharing on the Blog Hop! --Yvonne B.

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  52. Love you design : ) and the Card, beautiful
    Greetings from Denmark

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  53. Hello Samantha
    I really like this card very much.
    It's so fantastic with the background paper and the Eagle.Great idea with the embossing.
    I`m very excited to be part of the bloghop.
    Greetings Margit

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  54. One of my most favorite things to create is a background with strips of dsp, but this one done in red, white & blue just knocked my socks off! I LOVE it!! Some hero is really going to enjoy receiving this great card too! NJ!!

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  55. Very nice card and the eagle is beautiful.

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  56. Samantha this is so beautiful and dramatic I want to stand up and salute it! I've just started using quilt-like backgrounds and will be Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th!

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  57. What a great look; love how you did your background. Using scraps is a big thing for me; never embossed a background like yours, but would like to CAS it. Thanks for being in the hop.

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  58. What a pretty card, this bloghop is so fun. Greetings from Denmark

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  59. Love the quilting!! Great card!!

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  60. Lovely card, have fun on the bloghop and hello from across the atlantic ;-)

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  61. I love your background! really makes the card "pop"

    The eagle is fabulous, I will use your card as inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing

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  62. I love your card!! What a great idea to emboss the background! Love the stamp!!

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  63. Great card! Love how you did the background!

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  64. LOVE how you did your background - very clever. Give the card so much richness!
    BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  65. Fabulous card--love the embossed background!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  66. what a great way to use up some scraps! The embossing adds great detail! Thanks for the awesome idea!

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  67. I absolutely LOVE this card! what fun to take the strips and run through an embossing folder! Love the look! I like the image and sentiment too. The twine is also a nice addition!

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  68. You are SOOO talented...I love the embossing, I love the paper, I love the way you used the baker's twine..I love EVERYTHING about this card...You rock:)

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  69. Your card is great. I just love how you made the backgound with scraps then embossed it. WOW. It looks like dp not scraps.

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  70. WOW! I love the embossed pieced background. I never thought to run a pieced background thru the embossing machine thing. I am going to try this!! Thanks for the idea!

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  71. Great Card - love your choise of colours.

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  72. wow the background is beautyfull and love the eagle

    hugs mette,denmark

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  73. WOW. Beautiful card. I have several friends who quilt and this gives me new ideas for their card. Perfect quilting look. Thank you for sharing your talent and May God Bless your husband and you and your children.

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  74. Oh, my goodness. This is BEUTIFUL. Going in my Favorites for sure.

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  75. Samantha, I love how you did the background by glueing all the pieces on first and then embossing it, great idea! Thanks!

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  76. I am going to CASE this for sure. Is that a houndstooth embossing folder you used? The finished product is just classy. thanks for being part of the hop!

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  77. What a good idea for using scraps. Beautiful card.

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  78. I love this card! The eagle is fabulous!

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  79. Happy 4. of July. Love your card and style. Greetings from Denmark. Hugs 10na

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  80. You know how when you take the first bite of a yummy dessert and you just involuntarily go "mmmmm"? That's what I did when I saw this card. The background is such a great use of color & texture & of course the image is awesome. I really like the two-tone bow too!

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  81. Wow! Love the background. That is a super cool technique.

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  82. Cool card. Love the background

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  83. Such a clever idea for this card. Thanks for the inspiration and the details on creating it.

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  84. I forgot to read about drawing a line first. My first attempt was very crooked. I'll learn and master this background technique soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  85. Your pieced background sets off the eagle image very nicely! I like the twine, too. Thanks for sharing your work with OWH and OSH! :)

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  86. Those embossed strips make this card! You did a gorgeous job putting them all together. I need to get that sentiment! This is simply a beautiful card!

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  87. I love what you did with the background, Samantha.

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