I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
I love anything patriotic with red,
white and blue and since we are celebrating Independence Day here in the United
States on July 4th, I decided to create a card with a celebration
theme (who doesn’t like ice cream for a celebration- lol)!!
If you have not had a
chance to visit us at The Artistic Outpost blog yet, I hope you will do so-
inspiration is posted several days a week from my DT Sisters and trust me, they
are very inspirational!!
Also, I hope
you will have a chance to visit the Just Add Ink, TGIF and Splitcoaststampers
Mix-Ability Challenge sites as well- again, fabulous samples by all!
To create a card:
Ink the girl image
from Harvest with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, color
with an AquaPainter™ along with ink from water-based markers, dry with the Heat
Tool, fussy-cut the image, mount onto Basic Black cardstock, fussy-cut again
and set aside.
Whew! Sounds like a lot of steps but it is pretty
quick and easy (plus I had this image left over in my stash already colored and
layered from playing around with last week’s designs- love using my stash! :-)).
Use the Big Shot™
with the star embossing folder to emboss the panel, lightly sand the embossing with
a sanding block, and apply white Gesso® to the background (I used my finger to
sparingly apply the Gesso®).
Trim the panel, mount
onto Whisper White cardstock, trim again and mount onto Cherry Cobbler
cardstock, trim again (each time close to the edge) and mount onto Dapper Denim
cardstock before trimming the panel one final time before adhering it to the
Extra Thick Whisper White card base.
Take a smaller strip
of Whisper White cardstock, trim to approx. 4” wide, mount onto Dapper Denim
cardstock and add a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock (this strip is approx. ½”
wide and from my stash).
Ink the grid image
from Grunge Elements with Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink and repeatedly stamp
on a diagonal across the strip.
Stamp the sentiment from Hero with a Cherry Cobbler and Dapper Denim marker, hand trim and mount onto Dapper
Denim cardstock and adhere to the card front.
To finish off the
first version of the card, add the stamped images with dimensional foam.
Of course, you know
me, I thought it looked as though it needed more layers, so I decided to “step
it up” version by adding a portion of a white paper doily to the bottom along
with a few sequins.
Accessories: Big Shot™, Star Embossing Folder
(Cuttlebug®), AquaPainter™, Sanding Block, Heat Tool, White Tea Lace Paper
Doily (retired SU!), sequins (from my stash) So which version do you prefer, Design #1 or Design #2? I would love to know :-)
Also, has this card inspired
you to pull out your stamps and create a project of your own? I sure hope so and thanks again for stopping
by- hugs and have a great week, my friends!