I have enjoyed doing sketches but thought it would be fun to do something else. A friend wanted to use the clipboard which the house and card base were in so decided to make a card. Originally I was going to use a window stamp and have a face looking out the window. However I used the face on something else and when the Home Sweet Home banner was offered as a free file by Silhouette I decided I wanted to go with that. I decided to forgo using the window with shutters stamp.
Drum roll please!
The scallop awning cut out of another scrap and airbrushed and then colored over with a blender pen to give a faded weather look. The flag is free clip art which I did a print and cut. If you put American flag in search you can find all kinds of free clipart. I adhered the bottom of the staff down and then used adhesive foam to lift the flag up. The butterfly is a stamp I've had for decades. I recently found it again when I was sorting and purging my stamps. I was playing with Brusho Color Crystals which came in the mail today to color the butterfly. It didn't come out like I had planned but I do like that the stamp lines show through. I did go ahead and use Iridescent Medium on top. I used foam adhesive to lift the butterfly off the card.
I hope the couple I'm sending this card to will like it. They just moved into a new home. He is a veteran who flew the flag at their old place so I thought he would enjoy seeing a flag.
If you are where it is hot stay cool! For those who live in the U.S Happy 4th of July! Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!