Firecracker

This is another One-Layer Wednesday challenge. The challenge was to use glitter or flock. I used a two-way glue to add glitter to the flourishes above the firecrackers.

I really like how this card turned out! And bonus, it was so quick and easy to make.

Happy 4th of July
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring, Vintage Picnic;
Colors: White, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening;
Other: glitter;
Challenge: OLW;

Stars & Stripes

I recently found the One Layer Wednesday challenges on Susan’s blog. I have a hard time with one-layer cards. I thought this one turned out pretty good though, so I thought I would share it.

The challenge was to use punctuation marks. This card is using new math 🙂

Happy 4th of July
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring, Simple Little Things – sentiment, alpha (?);
Colors: White, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening;
Other: Evening ribbon;
Challenge: OLW;

More Stars

Ugh, I can see coming up with titles for each of my 4th of July posts is going to be tedious. Thankfully I’m sure you’re only here for the cards and not the witty banter.

This card was created using a Fall-to-Layout (ftl87).

After getting all the cards into the mail I decided I really like mostly-flat cards like this one. Most of the cards I use are ones that get mailed and mailing bumpy cards always seems to be hit-or-miss when it comes to needing extra postage or special handling. When you mail cards do you tend to create flat cards?

Happy 4th of July
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Star Prints, Vintage Picnic;
Colors: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, White;
Other: star punch (SU/EK Success); Poppy ribbon; Spring Rain Bitty Star DSP;

4th of July Stars

Here is another July 4th card. This one was done using a Fall-to-Layout (ftl89). I wanted to use a diamond embossed background, but I don’t own one, so I used what I had.

This particular label stamp is actually 3 dotted outlines on one stamp. The one that fit the die I used was the outside one – so inking was actually pretty easy.

Happy 4th of July
Stamps: Star Prints (PTI), Let Freedom Ring (PTI), Vintage Labels 4 (Waltzing Mouse), Trendy Greetings (TAC);
Colors: Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, White (PTI);
Other: Labels 4 die (Spellbinders); texture plate (Sizzix);

July 4th

I actually got my act together this year and stamped a bunch of 4th of July cards to send to family. Over the next few days I’ll share some of them with you.

This card was created for a past SCS CAS challenge (cas72) which was a sketch. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do. Once I decided all my 4th of July cards were not going to be 1-layer cards, this one came together pretty quick.

Next time I’ll use a light color ink for the stars in the background, and I’ll mat that layer with dark blue.

Happy 4th of July
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Star Prints, Let Freedom Ring, Vintage Picnic;
Colors: Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, white;
Other: star punch (SU/EK Success);

Thank You for My Freedom

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Today is Memorial Day. I want to not only express my appreciation to those who died in service, but also to those currently serving – and all military families.

Let Freedom Ring!
Stamps: Star Prints, Let Freedom Ring, Fancy Flourishes (PTI);
Ink: Pure Poppy, Spring Rain (PTI), Night of Navy (SU);
Paper: Night of Navy (SU), White, Spring Rain (PTI);
Other: dimensional, embossing folder (CB), star punch (SU), layout (mojo29);