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!