15/07/16 Update – It is with a heavy heart that I add this post addendum. I published this post before the tragic events yesterday evening in Nice. It was only this morning upon waking, that we learned what had happened. Unfortunately, this Bastille Day 2016, has turned out to be anything but a happy one.
Bonne Fête Nationale ! Happy Bastille Day!
Bonne Fête Nationale ! Happy Bastille Day! Wouldn't you know the only card I made for our French national holiday is in English and was mailed to the States?! Phfffff . . . shame on me. Quelle honte !
This card went to my Francophile cousin in Seattle. From what he tells me, there are quite a few French living in Seattle and some very big Bastille day celebrations in the area, so I suppose it's not wholly inappropriate for him to receive this card. One year I found the perfect vintage image – Uncle Sam and Marianne arm in arm – but this year I decided on a Bastille Day card instead of the 4th, just to keep him guessing.
The image is a free fireworks digital stamp from Opal Manor and the paper is the Liberty digital paper pack from Tactile Studio. I don't know why, but this paper seems so French to me. You can see where I've used it before on this French themed very Gallic birthday greeting card.
Paper – cardstock, kraft cardstock, Tactile Studio Liberty digital paper pack
Digital stamp – Opal Manor fireworks
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle and rectangle stax, Sizzix banner die
Embellishments – buttons, twine, pearls, ribbon
Font – Bell Gothic Std Light
I'm linking up with: Creative Moments #97 – Anything Goes w/option Ribbon or Bows, Fab 'n' Funky #313 – Add a sentiment, Moo-Mania 13 July – Anything Goes, Scrap Creations challenge – Red, White and Blue, and Retarte #81 – Anything Goes.