July 4th

July 4th Waves - by karen @ carefree creations

Oh my – I love this card! Not often does a fuzzy idea work for me so well!

Last night I decided it was time to start working on my 4th of July cards – or they wouldn’t get sent out (much like last year). So I started googling the patriotic stamp sets I have to get some inspiration. A non-patriotic card popped-up that used the Rainbow Stripes die. I bought that die when it was released, but have not actually used it yet. Seeing that die in use got me thinking and this fuzzy idea to create the flag came to be (my card looks nothing like the one that sparked my idea – that too never happens for me…usually I see and idea and I can’t get away from it).

First I used the die to trim the edge of a panel of blue pattern paper (just lined up the die so the top stripe would cut the bottom of the panel…does that make sense??). Then I die cut the stripes from red cardstock.

The die is long enough to work on a landscape card, but I really liked the vertical orientation.

For the sentiment, I die-cut a star from white and then oriented it the way it would sit on the finished card – then I stamped the sentiment so it would be straight. I had another star that I tried a different approach (I added a little “happy” as well) but it just didn’t look right – not sure if it was crowded with the extra word or because the words weren’t straight…whatever it was, even though it didn’t work in this situation, I saved that piece….maybe you’ll see it in the next week or so 🙂

A very clean and simple card – just the way I like ’em!

Thanks for taking a peek!

4th of July
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring;
Ink/Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening;
Other: Enchanted Evening pattern paper, Seeing Stars die, Rainbow Stripes die;

2 thoughts on “July 4th

  1. I really like this card. I have never seen or heard of a rainbow stripes die. I love dies and use them all the time so when I hear of one I do not have, I am always interesting in finding it. Can you tell me where I can get this die?

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