Thursday, June 27, 2013

Freedom Card

Hi bloggers! Hope you're all doing well! 

 With the 4th of July right around the corner seems appropriate to share a card to gear up for the holiday. Do you have plans for a big celebration, maybe a BBQ or possibly some fire works? 

 Stamp the image onto a piece of watercolor paper with jet black Archival ink. I like using water color paper when coloring with Distress Markers. The inks react so beautifully. You can color directly on the paper and once you add water with the water brush you don't see any lines from coloring. Makes you look like a pro water color artist! 

 Color the flag and background with Distress Markers and a detail water brush. I made the outer part of the strips darker as well as the center. 

 Adding silver Stickles to the stars adds a little sparkle. 

 I masked off my flag and added some background stamping using Pumice Stone Distress ink. I love what it adds to the background. 

Stamp the word "freedom" onto a tag label with jet black Archival ink. Add to the tag! These little tags even have a clear bubble that goes on top. 

Cut your blue base card from Kraft'core, score and fold in half. Sand and ink the edges. Do the same for the red matte. 

 Tie red striped paper string with a bow and don't forget to add the freedom tag label. 

 Stamp the border with Vermilion Archival ink on manilla card stock. Ink the happy only from the happy birthday stamp with cobalt Archival ink from Tim's Simple Sayings Collection stamps and stamp within the border to the left side. Trim the strip as shown. Rub black soot Distress paint on the mini numeral "4", buff off excess and adhere to card. Also add a "th" for the 4th with a black pen.

For more inspiration, Paula Cheney has an amazing card using the same set. 
Also see Tim Holtz has been posting fun projects all week! 

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July.....

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