I actually made this card yesterday, but decided not to post it until today. Why? Because I sat in a staff development session all day and have not had time to craft. So now I share with you my red, white, and blue card. I love the navy blue and deep red that I had in my scrap box. This red is usually reserved for my Christmas cards because I am super picky about the reds and greens I use (love the deep, dark colors). But since these were scraps, they didn't have to wait until Christmas to get used. :)
The card was very simple to make. I started with a red scrap that wasn't quite long enough to cover the card. So I took navy cardstock and my MS punch for the border on each end. I left 1/2" solid to cover the gap. The center is just squares, starting at 1/4" going up to 2 1/4" in 1/4" increments. Instead of lining them up square, I set them in a fan.