Stars and Stripes

Taylored Expressions

June 30, 2020

Good Morning and Happy (almost) July! Today I am using some fun supplies I bought to create a few 4th of July cards and treat boxes. 


I started my card by stamping the Fireworks Background Stamp in VersaMark ink and adding white embossing powder. I then lightly blended a soft blue ink over the embossed card panel.


Although it is is hard to see in my photo, there are white stars strategically placed on the stamp. These stars line up with the coordinating stencils that are also part of the stamp set. I placed the first stencil over the card panel, using the etched stars on the stencil to line everything up. I then added Glitz Glitter Gel in Red Velvet.


Next, I lined the second stencil up on my card panel and added Glitz Glitter Gel in Brilliant Blue.


For my sentiments, I used the Mini Strips Patriotic Stamp Set. I love how this stamp set along with the coordinating die creates a bunch of sentiment strips all at once. So quick and easy!


Next, I trimmed down my card panel and attached my sentiments with foam adhesive.


Here is a close up of the Glitz Glitter Gel... so fun and easy to use!


For my treat boxes, I used the All Tucked Ink Die. I die cut the boxes from some older Bella Blvd paper I had in my stash. I then used the All Tucked In Windows Die to create the window in the top of my boxes. For my sentiments, I once again used the Mini Strips Patriotic Stamp Set. I can't wait to fill these little boxes with candy and take them to the ladies at my husband's office.


I will be linking up my card to The Card Concept Challenge. I used the colors in the photo along with some of the prints for my inspiration. My card will fit into their category of Clean and Layered. I have clean lines, lots of layers, embossing and I feel that my card is clean and fresh. I hope you get a chance to play along.

Thanks for joining me today and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

Enjoy your day,

9 comments:

  1. Dana - I love your 4th of July inspired card! Your use of the various media to create the finished look is wonderful. Happy 4th!

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    1. Thank You so much Andrea! I hope you had a Wonderful 4th of July!

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  2. Wow! Serious placement of that glitter gel. This is awesome. And I so love those sentiment strips. They are on my wish list.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. And yes, those sentiments from TE are some of my favorites.

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  3. This is wonderful, Dana! Never heard of Glitz Glitter Gel, but you sold me on it. Love that there's a celebration going on with this card! how sweet are those boxes too! Happy 4th to you!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you give the Glitz Glitter Gel a try, you will love it and it is so easy to use. I hope you had a Happy 4th of July!

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  4. Fabulous card! Love the sparkle and shine and I really need to get some Glitz Glitter Gel. Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

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  5. This is so festive and fabulous, Dana! I need to get me some of those TE sentiments! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

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  6. This is gorgeous! Love the sparkle and shine- so perfect for the 4th of July! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept and we hope you can join us again soon!

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