Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Card: Patriotic Miss You

Happy 4th of July!  I made this patriotic inspired card to trade with my upline, Zarogina, and my downline, Kat:

As a demonstrator, one of the perks is a monthly magazine from Stampin' Up! loaded with all kinds of goodies and info!  My favorite column is the technique based column in the magazine.  I CASE-d a card from the March issue that taught a technique called acrylic distress.  I used the same basic layout, ribbon type and placement -- the colors, punches and sentiment set used are my choice!

How do you do acrylic paint distress? I followed these simple steps:

First, paint your cardstock base and let it dry.

Then, run it through your big shot to emboss.

Next, sand the raised emboss to distress it.

Now at this point you can come back with a sponge dauber to add a little ink to where you sanded or choose to leave it alone.

I tested a little Basic Grey ink and a little Crumb Cake ink and didn't like the look on this particular card, so I didn't add any ink.

My final step was to punch out my flower.

I added my punched sentiment using some Stampin' Dimensionals to add some depth and finished the card off using some seam binding and my favorite white pen to add some faux stitching.

Wouldn't this make a great card to send to a friend or loved one serving in the military in celebration of Independence Day?!  I think so....

Happy Independence Day!! Stay safe!! :)

Supplies for this project:

Stamps:  Up, Up & Away
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Specialty Paper:  Summer Smooches
Punches:  Blossom, 1" Circle, Corner Rounder
Ribbon:  Very Vanilla Seam Binding
Other: Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Sanding Blocks, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, red acrylic paint, Stampin' Dimensionals

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