Friday, June 30, 2017

America The Beautiful



This weekend many of you will be traveling to visit family for the upcoming 4th Of July holiday.  To get the celebration started I have four patriotic cards to share with you.



I have been playing with several techniques and this first card uses a smoosh technique with a ziplock bag.  I added Fired Brick and Faded Jeans Distress Ink to the bag and spritzed with water.  White cardstock was laid over the ink and then all of this is flipped over so you can manipulate the ink to help with coverage.  When this has dried, you can repeat the process to add more color.  Once the background was completed and dry the Striped Background was stamped with Versamark Ink and Sparkle Embossing Powder was added and heat set.



The Statue of Liberty Silhouette and America the Beautiful sentiment were stamped with the same inks on a rectangle and layered on the front.  This was added to layers of blue and black and three small, red buttons were added.



For the next three cards I did a similar background but the ink was placed directly on my work mat, spritzed, and the cardstock was dragged through the ink.  I was working towards creating a background for the Joseph’s Coat technique so once the background dried, the Fireworks Burst was stamped several times on the background with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Sparkle Embossing Powder.   


It was so pretty like this that I just added the fussy cut Statue of Liberty Silhouette.  The Home of the Free... sentiment was added to a layered flag across the top and three small red jewels on the bottom.



This card has the same background technique as the previous one but this time I completed the Joseph’s Coat technique by sponging Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over the entire background, bringing out the fireworks. 



On this final card, I used Distress Oxide Inks, which gave it a more muted look.

Have a wonderful time celebrating the upcoming holiday with friends and family and be safe!

E. Marie

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful July 4th cards...especially love the middle one because of the layout and sentiment....truly inspirational!

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  2. Amazing patriotic cards. I love the fireworks stamp with the Joseph's coat technique.

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