Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy 4th Of July

I love my country so there is always a place for a patriotic card.

1.  The card base is made from paper by Authentique.  I cut a card base 6" by 12".  Next score and fold in
2.  Cut top layer of paper 5 3/4" X 5 3/4".
3.  Distress the edges with sharp scissors and curl up the top right paper corner.
4.  Die cut the flag and the stars with Movers and Shapers 'Old Glory' die (Tim Holtz).
5.  Sponge Versamark over the top of a scrap flag covering the 'stripes' part.  Sprinkle with white
     embossing powder and heat using heat gun.
6.  Attach the 'good' flag and attach with 'mini' pop dots.
7.  Use hot glue to attach the paper flowers (by Spare Parts).
8.  Glue down the stars using 'Glossy Accents' by Ranger.
9.  Attach a metal circle or gem to the top of the stars.
10.The 'A Celebration of Liberty' sticker is by Authentique.

Any questions please ask!
Blessings to your day....

Patriotic Celebration Card

This card was fun to make and I loved making it.  The Stamp set is from Stampin Up! 'Happy Fourth'.  It is an older one but a good one!  The star punch is also Stampin Up!.  I used Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  The paper is from Authentic.  I love how versatile the paper is and it is very strong so you can shape it....and it doesn't usually tear.  Also the 'Red/White/Blue', red stripe and 'Let Freedom Ring' Stickers are by Authentique as well.  Flowers are paper and by Recollections (Michaels brand).  I made the Rosette from SU DSP and used Tim Holtz Sizzix strip die.  Also the ribbon is from the Tim Holtz collection.  I used misc. crystal stars, circles and flourishes here and there.  

1.  Cut card-base paper 6" X 12".  Score and fold in half.  Corner punch all four corners.
2.  Cut top layer of paper 5 3/4" X 5 3/4". Round corners.  Add ribbon here if desired and tape along back
     of top layer.  Tie a half knot to the left side (below the rosette) and us a glue dot to keep in place.
     Attach top layer with double sided tape to card base.
     Roll up corners of top layer paper so that you can see the pattern underneath.
3.  Stamp desired images with Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  The flag that is
     in this set left blue stripes so I painted the red ones in with red acrylic paint.
4.  Add desired embellishments.  

Thanks for taking time to stop by!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lighthouse Card

It has been a while since I have posted to my blog.  Now that I am catching up....have you seen all of the new products that have come out on the market?  Well....I probably haven't seen them all....but I try to read as much as I can and take classes to keep on top of things.  I recently took at class using Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint.  I love experimenting with this product.   Also I have been using the stamps/dies from Heartfelt Creations (I became a Member).  The products are wonderful and very classy in my opinion.  If you would like to check out their Website it is  
This is a link to their card Gallery.  There is also a Scrapbook gallery and an Altered Art gallery.
The paper used on this card is from their 'Balmy Breeze' collection.  I used the Decorative Lattice and Decorative Flower dies (Spellbinders).  The flowers are are cut from the Open Vintage Floret set.
 The flowers are colored with the Viva Decor 3-D Stamping Paint Lime Green (looks Teal to me) Brown and White.  These are metallic paints and look so pretty on everything!  Embellishments are glitter here and there and pearls.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look.