God Bless America

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a quick little Americana card I made over the weekend. I had some Liberty BoBunny paper scraps still on my desk from making my Thanks a Latte card. I had set these two scraps aside when I was working on that card as they seemed to tell a story. I thought they would make a perfect pairing with the Psalm 147:4 verse from the Shining Star set, so I embossed it on the paper with midnight muse ink and clear embossing powder.

Handmade Americana card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I inked up the sides of the two panels of patterned paper with antique linen and vintage photo, then pulled out a stars embossing folder I picked up for 99 cents at Tuesday Morning last week.  I love all the teeny stars and know I'll be using this one a lot!  I embossed the card base, then added some of the same sponged colors around to continue the vintage look.  For the finishing touch, I added a strip of cardstock across the card with the God Bless America sentiment from American Hero.  I masked the sentiment to stamp it in a single line, then cut a star from some coordinating paper and glued everything together.

Handmade Americana card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday! We're hosting our annual backyard barbecue with family tomorrow, and the boys are so excited! They're pretty sure the 4th of July means a big starry bowl of red, white and blue skittles and m&m's, so what's not to be excited about? {grin}  And it's supposed to be 102 degrees, so perfect for a dip in the pool with all the cousins after the barbecue!

Verve's Red, White and Blue Sale continues through tomorrow with 25% off all stamps, including the pre-order of our July release!  Woohoo!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Shining StarAmerican Hero (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Liberty (BoBunny), cream (Neenah)
Ink: midnight muse, real red (SU!), vintage photo, antique linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: star embossing folder (Darice)


  1. Love how you used the sentiment on this 4th of July card! Brilliant!! Happy 4th of July a day early. Enjoy the BBQ and glad you have a pool to cool off in!!

  2. Gorgeous vintage themed card, Julee! Happy 4th of July and thank you so much for the beautiful card in my package. I appreciate your kindness so much!

  3. Gorgeous patriotic card, Julee! Happy 4th of July! ❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  4. Beautiful patriotic card. I love it.
    Happy 4th of July. God Bless America.


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