Summer is here and that means the 4th of July holiday is right around the corner. My aunt once lived right near the NY/NJ border. We could see the Statue of Liberty and the entire NYC skyline from the roof deck of her building. We used to watch fireworks on the 4th of July. In Boston, there's a huge celebration on the Esplanade. My college roommate and I once sat in a Dragon Boat and watched the fireworks from the waterside. It was super cool! Decades later, I still like watching the NY and Boston fireworks shows every July 4th!
Scripty Sayings stamps and a star from their Life is Good set to make this card. I am also entering this into the Lawnscaping Challenge #108. You can read more about the Lawnscaping Challenge here.
- Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings Stamps
- Lawn Fawn Life is Good Stamps (star only)
- Card Base: 5.5"W x 8.5"H, scored at 4.25" mark
- Red Cardstock: 5.25"W x 4"H
- Blue Cardstock: 5.5"W x 4.25"H
- Watercolor Paper: 5"W x 3.75"H
- Distress Inks:
- Faded Jeans
- Salty Ocean
- Barn Door
- White Embossing Powder
- Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink
- Using a pencil, draw light guidelines for the stripes. Approx. 3/8" apart from each other.
- Leave a space for the blue section.
- Mask off the edges and the blue section.
- Using the white pigment ink, stamp "hello you" and "thank you" in alternating fashion
- Sprinkle white embossing powder on top and heat set it.
- Erase the pencil lines.
- Using Barn Door distress ink, color in the stripes. I made squiggly lines because I knew I wouldn't be able to watercolor straight lines perfectly. Haha!
- Using a combination of Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean distress inks, loosely draw the blue rectangle
- Once the water colors have dried, stamp the stars with white ink and emboss. I couldn't fit all 50 stars on the flag... so I only have 39 stars on this flag. Apologies to those in South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii :-)
- Using foam adhesive, attach the watercolor paper to the red, blue and kraft card base in that order.
Happy Early 4th!