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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you are all looking forward to the 4th as much as we are around here!  Thought I would share a little holiday card I made with you.  I really love the children's silhouette stamps that are out right now.  I picked up this one by Hero Arts at Hobby Lobby.  It gave me the feeling of a good old July 4th parade.  I combined it with the beautiful Americana papers by K & Company.  I love the traditional Independence day themes they used. Mixed with a few unexpected patterns and colors I think they produce really fresh looking cards and projects.

The blue star and red dot accents were made using a technique called "pebbles".  I started with a round red circle and a blue punched star.  Cover the entire back of each with glue dots and trimmed off the excess.  The circle didn't require any trimming.  Then I placed them on a leftover piece of paper from the glue dots.  (this way they will be easy to remove and put on projects when they dry)  I applied a light coating of CTMH liquid glass.  It only took a couple of hours to dry. I love the dimension and shine they add to my card. 

Have a happy and safe day tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. What a cute card! Really love the stamp.... So vintage like!