Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Hi Friends!

Happy 4th of July!!  I love all things Americana and wanted to create another patriotic card in honor of Independence Day!  We can never thank the men and women (and their families) who have served our country in the armed forces enough- without them, we would not have our freedom! I am proud to be an American and pray that God will continue to Bless America!

I designed this Clean and Simple (CAS) card using Our Daily Bread Designs Old Flag Background stamp along with the sentiment from Home of the Free using the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #65 Sketch, the Less is More #335 “Colours of your Country’s Flag” Challenge and the FUSION “4th of July Jars”Inspiration Challenge.  

Oops! My card does not qualify for the Less is More Challenge since I do not have enough white space- ny apologies...I should have read the challenge details more thoroughly!  Maybe I will create another card for this challenge since I do love patriotic cards and have the perfect stamp for a cleaner look!

If you have not had a chance to visit the challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!! 

To create this card:       
1). Ink the Old Flag Background stamp using Faded Jeans and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Inks, add a bit of gray with the Stampin’ Write Smoky Slate marker, spritz lightly with water and place a piece of Whisper White cardstock over the image, pressing down with your fingers before lifting up the paper.

2). Use an AquaPainter™ to apply Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy Classic Ink over the stamped image.  Trim the panel, cut the center strip (per the sketch) and mount onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

3). Mount the entire panel onto the white card base.

4). Ink the sentiment from Home of the Free using Stampin’ Write Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler markers, trim and mount onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. 

5). Add the looped Silver Thread to the card front and mount the sentiment with dimensional foam.

7). Add a Rhinestone to the center of the star in the sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Old Flag Background, Home of the Free (ODBD)

Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy; Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Inks- Faded Jeans, Fired Brick

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy

Accessories/Tools:  AquaPainter™, Silver Thread

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, sweet friends!


Esther said...

What a fabulous card, Julie! I love the colour combination and artistic, vintage effect. A super look! We'd need a little more empty space at Less is More for it to meet our CAS guidelines, but I'm really glad you shared it anyway - it's a stunner. Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Esther for your sweet comment and letting me know- I should have paid more attention to your requirements :-) Hugs and I hope you have a blessed week!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a stunning flag inspired card! Love the arty feel to it and what a wonderful heartfelt sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing at less is more this week

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!!

Michelle said...

What a stunning card, Julie! I love the simple design of fabulous background stamp with sentiment up front, very cool! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Linda Callahan said...

I love this Julie! It has wonderful movement....beautifully done! Glad you joined us at Fusion!

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