Welcome! As we celebrate Independence Day, I want to thank all who have served our country, and I created today’s card for this reason! It’s a relatively quick card to make, so let’s get started!
- All You Do AT stamp set
- Beach Ball CS (A2 card base; 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″; 2 3/4 x 1″)
- Candy Apple CS (5 1/4″ x 4″)
- Whip Cream CS (4 x 3″; 2 1/2 x 3/4″; small scrap for flag)
- Party Pop PanPastels – Light Blue, Red & Dark Blue
- Journey Colorless Blender to eliminate static before embossing
- Whip Cream Ink
- Clear Pigment Embossing Ink Pad
- Journey Gold Embossing Powder
- Journey Sofft Tools (sponges for PanPastels)
- Journey Heat Gun
- Round Toothpick
- Gold star brads
- Journey Craft Glue
- Foam squares
- Fusion Sponge
- Tape runner
With Whip Cream ink, stamp stars onto Candy Apple CS. Heat set briefly to dry ink; set aside.
Apply Colorless PanPastel to both smaller pieces of Whip Cream CS to reduce static. On the longer, narrower piece, emboss the “Thank You” sentiment with Gold EP, then cut tail into this piece. On the scrap piece, stamp flag with clear embossing ink, then apply red & dark blue PanPastel to the flag; burnish with paper towel.
Coat toothpick well with Clear Embossing ink by rolling in over the ink pad. Dip in Gold EP, then heat set – you’ll want to hold it with tweezers so you don’t burn yourself! Repeat if necessary to get a smooth gold finish. Set aside.
Apply Light Blue Pan Pastel to the the largest piece of Whip Cream CS, then burnish with paper towel. With Fusion Sponge, apply Whip Cream ink randomly to create a cloudy effect. Heat set to dry ink, then attach to the Beach Ball matting with tape runner. Add the gold star brads to this, then attach to red star mat, then A2 card base.
Attach Thank You sentiment to smaller Beach Ball mat, then cut tail into mat. Attach to card with foam squares in lower right corner.
Attach gold toothpick with a very small amount of Journey Craft Glue; hold in place for a minute til glue sets. Attach flag over the top of this with foam squares.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday as you celebrate the 4th of July! As always, Happy Crafting & Smiles, Laura