Category Archives: Fourth of July

4 Popsicle Cards

July 8, 2016

One of these cards was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday. It was one of two of my cards included.

The link: http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2016/07/fawny-flickr-friday-7816.html

June 28, 2016

I just watched Kelly Latevola make four really awesome popsicle cards on Simon Says Stamp’s Blog. Although, I do not own the stamp set or Copic markers that Kelly used, I knew I needed to try to make some popsicle cards of my own. They just screamed summer to me.

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All four cards

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My Fourth of July card. This one is also my favorite of the four.

Kelly Latevola used Copic markers to create Rocket Pops and I loved them. I also just finished making a set of Fourth of July cards and was still feeling patriotic. I used Blueprint Sketch for the blue part of the pop. I don’t own a true red Distress Ink, so I blended Fired Brick and Pick Raspberry together. I thought that combination worked quite well. I put a lot of ink at the far ends of the popsicles and used clean water to help blend the colors into white in the middle of the popsicles. After fussy cutting out the popsicles, I ink blended some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon on the card base. I stamped a custom sentiment in black ink. I used DIY foam squares to pop up the popsicles.

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Rainbow pops

This was the card featured on the Lawn Fawn Blog.

This is actually the last set of popsicles that I water colored. I only had two popsicles left and a bunch of ink on my pallet still, so I decided to make multi colored pops. I used three colors per popsicle and tried to keep colors that would blend well next to each other. I fussy cut these out as well. I was a bit tired of using blue behind all of my popsicles, so I switch to Abandoned Coral. I used a sentiment from Best Pun Ever and black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares for dimension.

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I made this for my best friend and her family. I used their favorite colors for the pops.

I definitely owe my best friend and her family a card. I haven’t sent one in over a month. They currently live outside of the USA and would not receive a Fourth of July card in time, so I started thinking about summer cards. Once I had all the popsicles stamped, I knew that one of these cards would be for them. I water colored one popsicle in one family member’s favorite color. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out. I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the card base. I used a sentiment from Happy Summer with black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares for dimension.

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A rainbow of frozen goodness.

I had six little popsicles, so I immediately thought rainbow. After the Distress Ink dried on these, I added some lines of clean water to lift the ink away. I was trying to create the look of the indents that some popsicles have. After fussy cutting the popsicles out, I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress ink on the white card base.  I used sentiment from Happy Summer in black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares and was done.

 

Details

Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and white heat embossing all of the popsicles. I was using scraps of water color paper, so I stamped until I ran out of room. Using my Distress Inks, I added color to all the pops. At this point, I started thinking about card layouts. I wanted all the cards to be clean and simple cards with the popsicles being the main focus. I used white card bases for all the cards. The details for each card are under the picture.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Best Pun Ever, Sally’s ABCs, and Happy Summer

Ink: Versa Mark

Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Fired Brick, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fourth of July Cards

June 27, 2016

Fourth of July is coming up fast. I also recently bought the Wish You Were Here stamp set. I wanted to make something patriotic with it. I ended up with four cards.

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All four cards

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Gold heat embossing

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and heat embossing the continental USA on water color paper. I used gold embossing powder on two of the images and silver embossing powder on the other two. Using my Distress Inks, I water colored the images in the style of the American Flag.  I do not own all of the Distress Ink colors, so I had to get creative on my red stripes. I mixed Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry in the hopes of getting a truer red. I think it worked out fairly well. I tried one with thinner red strips but didn’t like the way it looked. After the Distress Inks dried, I added white stars with a white pigment ink on the blue area. Then, I carefully fussy cut the images out.

Next, I prepped my card bases. After scoring and folding the card bases, I masked out some stripes. I started by stamping the word July in red ink in all the open areas. I then ink blended over the top of the words. It created some really cool texture.

After the card bases were dry, I started assembling my cards. I die cut two layers for each card; one from kraft card stock and one from navy blue card stock. I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on the blue layer. I wanted a little bit of texture on my kraft layer, but was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted. I, eventually, settled on using the vein stamps from Rooting for You as fireworks. I stamped them in metallic pigment inks. They are very subtle but in person they add that little something extra. I adhered the layers flat to the card. I did pop the USA map up on DIY foam Squares for a little dimension.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Wish You Were Here, Sally’s ABCs, Rooting for You

Clearly Besotted’s All Year Round

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink:  VersaMark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Fired Brick, and Picked Raspberry

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Lady Bug

Brilliance Dew Drop Pigment Inks in Galaxy Gold and Starlite Silver

Hope you enjoyed the card