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.


All four cards


Gold heat embossing

27845141432_e55867631c_oSilver heat embossing


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

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