I moved to Texas after college graduation, a common story in Houston. It's a running joke in our city that it's hard to find a native Houstonian -- and it's true! But as soon as I got here, I knew Texas was different. I remember walking around Walmart soon after I arrived and finding an entire Texas-themed bathroom set -- shower curtain, rugs, toothbrush holder, soap dispenser! You'd never find that sort of thing in my native Louisiana. (I mean, seriously...pelican decor? It just wouldn't happen.) Texans have a unique pride in their state that's strongly rooted in individual freedom and personal responsibility. I love Texas!
Here's my patriotic *Texas* card -- simple but fun!
- Card Base - DCWV Brights (A2)
- Papers - textured cardstock by The Paper Studio; non-textured cardstock from scraps; glittery star paper from The Paper Studio - Birthday Extravaganza stack
- Cricut Cuts - star from Simply Charmed, page 68; font for "TEXAS" from Birthday Bash (Font/Font Shadow)
- Cuttlebug Embossing - red, white, and blue flag sections with Distressed Stripes
- Other - doodling with white Gelly Roll pen; "God Bless" sentiment printed with computer
My design originally began as a Texas flag with the white lone star, but I had to move the star upward to accommodate the text. Then I switched the white star for one with a little sparkle -- such a simple card needed a little pizzazz. I used the Distressed Stripes embossing folder to make the flag look like it was made with old, wooden boards. That rustic feel is totally Texas!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Amber's Crafts and Stuff: Challenge #16 - Red, White, & Blue
Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #20 - 4th of July (Red, White, & Blue)
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge #66 - Happy 4th (Use Red, White, & Blue)
My Sheri Crafts: Challenge #63 - Independence Day