Here is one last card I designed for the 4th of July. I used a vintage flag/verse stamp in navy ink. I found the stripe/star card stock at a local craft store. I cut it to the size of my card base, glued down and the distressed the four sides with the nave ink to make it more vintage. I matted the stamped image on red card stock and distressed the sides as well. I pleated Stampin' Up! red striped ribbon to resemble flag bunting at the bottom of the card. I also added the bakers twine around the bottom for some texture to the card. After it was assembled, I spritzed the card front with shimmer spray. You can see the spray in the close up picture. Let me know your thoughts!!! Enjoy our country's birthday!!!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
"Rosie the Riveter" stamp set was used for this 4th of July card. SU Night of Navy cardstock as the background was embossed using a Big Shot and Tim Holtz's "rays" embossing folder, which ads some needed texture to the card. The SU ribbon edge punch was placed along the two sides of the stamped image and the bottom of the stamped verse to give a little color to the card. The stars were due cut using a Quikutz nested star embossing folder. A Tim Holtz memo pin holds a K&Company circle image of the flag; a piece of baking twine was tied into a bow along the bottom of the memo area of the pin. The large red star was attached using dimensional dots to give added depth to the card. This card was fun to make once I decided what I wanted to do with the stamped images! There is a close up of the card that shows more of the embossed background and memo pin/flag.
I designed this card using printed firework scrapbook paper for the background and stamped fireworks using versamark ink and gold Zing embossing powder. I cut the stars using the Quikutz nested star die and various colors of paper. "Fireworks" also was stamped using versamark and embossed with the gold Zing embossing powder. Small star rhinestone shaped were added to the middle star and smaller stars by the work "fireworks". Dimensional dots were added underneath the red star to give the shapes more of a 3-D look. There is also a close up of this card front detailing the embossed areas, star shapes, etc.