Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July with Lisa

Hello crafty friends and Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow American crafters!  It's Lisa here with you today and I have always loved 4th of July.  I think it has something to do with the fun parades, a yearly pool party at my parents house, funny patriotic attire, and watching the sky light up at night!  With all of that running through my head I just couldn't shake images of our flag so I decided to just embrace it, and created my own "flag" of sorts...

To create my card I started by stamping the Heart to Heart Background Stamp Set onto a panel of Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I turned my panel onto it's side and colored the hearts in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers in a pattern resembling our national flag.  Once the coloring was done I added a few Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to the centers of the circles.

To finish my card I adhered my colored panel onto a black cardstock, silver shimmer cardstock, and finally onto my cardbase.  I stamped a sentiment from the Heartfelt Sayings Stamp Set with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it out and propping it up with foam adhesive.

Wishing you a very happy and safe Holiday, and even if you are one of our international friends I hope I've inspired you to maybe color up your background stamp sets in unique patterns or colors.
Happy Crafting!


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