Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Good afternoon! Yesterday I made a few Fourth of July cards.
I used different ideas from traditional 4th of July cards.
I saw on Patty Bennett's blog that she used some of our designer fabric as ribbon on one of her cards. So I gave it a try. I really like the look.

This card I used one of our new dies; Oval Accent Bigz Clear. I love this die! It can be used in many different ways. I added the now retired Flower Daisy #2 and Real Red Brights button with white Bakers Twine.
This card I used the Floral Frames Framelits die for the center of my card. I made the flower by punching out three Whisper White punches using the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch. I spritzed the punch circles with water and crunched them in a ball. Very carefully, I straightened them out and punch a hole in the center of the flower using the Paper- Piercing Tool, added a brad the crunched the flower beginning with the top layer; crunching it tightly. Then, I opened the flower very carefully using the Paper-Piercing Tool and added Night of Navy ink on the outer edges of the flower. After allowing the flower to dry, I used the same brad to adhere it to the Floral Framelits. I used Vera-Mark ink and then gold embossing powder for the background. Finally, I added the happy and 4th using stamps from the now retired Extreme Elements set.

The finial card was made using Night of Navy, Whisper White and Real Red card stock. I used a Whisper White button and died the  white Bakers Twine red using Real Red re-inker
I added Rhinestones to the top and bottom to give the card some sparkle!
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1 comment:

  1. JANE! The fabric is such a CUTE addition! Luv what u did! TFS