Friday, June 18, 2021

Americana for the 4th

 Time to celebrate our the 4th of July at our Challenge over at Cut It Up!  

How do you celebrate?  Cook outs, parades, parties, cards?  All great ideas!  Come share your thoughts with us!

I was perusing Pinterest and found this great T shirt with a flag motif on a big flower and decided I wanted to replicate it.  So, I remember a lovely Conie Fong digi I could easily turn into a print and cut in Cricut Design Space!  

This little sunflower comes from Sunflower Pumpkin Bundle, but here's a secret for you!  If you want to try the sunflower alone, Conie has it on her FaceBook page free!  Come on over and join the page!  

I uploaded my flower digi into Cricut Design Space and did a Print and Cut using Arches Watercolor Paper.  It's easy to cut if you change your settings!  No problem making this into a die cut!

Now, I'll admit, I was going to watercolor this and changed my mind after printing.  This would easily work on cardstock!  I chose to use tape down stripes and use CTMH inks to color.  I did try some embossing and had a bit of a blip with that on the WC Paper.  I'll have to investigate that further, but if any of you have ideas on this, I'd love to hear them!  I continued with some stamping.  

On my background piece, I stamped the sentiment FIRST and then embossed placing my folder carefully around it!  

So, how are you inspired by this challenge?  Come share your ideas with us at Cut It Up!

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Material List:  
Flower Digi from Sunflower Pumpkin Bundle **
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper
CTMH Stamp (retired)
CTMH Enamel Stars
Gear from Stash
Script Stamp Embossing Powders and Ink
Black and Brown Gel Pens
CTMH Embossing Folder (retired) Embroidery Floss
Up-cycled blue cardstock from old calendar
Cricut Maker:  Print and Cut
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors.

This project is off to the following challenges: 
Heart 2 Heart:  Get Inky (Include CTMH product)
Double D:  Signs of Summer
Aud Sentiment:  AG + Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel. 


  1. WOW! Your card is stunning Katrina! I love the tiny stars and the beautiful print & Cut flower! Beautiful!


  2. Another cute card, love what you did with the flower!

  3. Great creation! Love your Patriotic Posie! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Signs Of Summer Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  4. Oh Katrina this is just BEAUTIFUL! What a fabulous design on your flower and it certainly screams Independence Day! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Signs of Summer’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Beautifully designed, so creative! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

  6. Such a gorgeous card Katrina! Have a good weekend.


  7. What a BEAUTIFUL card!! Love that gorgeous flower and the cute little stars!! Fabulous card!!
    Have a great day,

  8. So cute. Awesome painting and colors. I like the layout. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

  9. I love this, so pretty. That flower and the! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments.

  11. So fun!! I love the patriotic flower!! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!