Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Canada! for Pals Paper Arts


Tomorrow is the 148th birthday of my country of Canada! That's pretty young as countries go! Canada came into being on July 1, 1867, when four colonies decided to form a confederation and became the first four provinces of Canada: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Then the other 9 provinces and territories joined up at various intervals, the latest being Nunavut in 1999!!
Here's a picture of the Father's of Confederation:

I decided to make a Canada Day card for the occasion, and as I was coming up with the concept, I remembered that we now have Leaflet Framelits, which include a maple leaf, which as you may know, is the symbol of Canada! I used the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #257 sketch for this one:


  • I used various layers of Real Red and Whisper White, plus a narrow border of Silver Glimmer Paper in the background layers.
  • The background itself features some stamped stars in Real Red and embossed with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder to simulate fireworks! The little stars stamp is from the Be the Star Stamp set.
  • I wanted the sentiment to say, Happy Birthday, Canada!, but I couldn't figure out a way to add Canada easily. I tried to write it myself using a Project Life Journaling Pen, but my penmanship is just not good enough to look professional, so I left it at Happy Birthday, using a sentiment from a new set I just received called Birthday Blossoms! It's just as well, because when I went to place the maple leaf and the Silver Glimmer Paper Heart (punched with the Sweetheart Punch), there wasn't room anyway for the word Canada!
  • The leaf and heart and the silver glimmer paper layer are all popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals here to give a little vertical variety!
Happy Canada Day, my fellow Canadians! Celebrate well!


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2 comments :

Brian King said...

What a wonderful card, Heather! I love how you've used these great elements with this sketch. Happy Canada Day! Thanks for playing along with this week's PPA sketch challenge.

Nicole Watt said...

I'm so honored (honoured?) that you used our PPA sketch for your Canada Day card! What a lovely take. The Real Red is just so vibrant with the white and silver! Hope you had a lovely day, neighbor!