I'm looking forward to the upcoming 4th of July weekend. My In-Laws throw a small party every year and I truly enjoy it. I love chatting w/their friends. Growing up my parents didn't do any entertaining, so I've always been in awe of the stories about my In-Law's parties.
I'm not sure which of the three patriotic cards I made I will be attaching to my In-Law's host/hostess gift, but I think any one of them would be very welcome.
Beach Turtle Whispers die as my star player on this card. I die cut it from watercolor paper and used Distress Ink to watercolor my element red and blue. I added Glossy Accents over the turtles for some added interest. The tag was also watercolored on watercolor paper. I printed the text on that's on the tag before cutting it into a tag.
Dolphin Fun Whispers die on this card. I die cut 3 red elements and 3 blue elements from pattern papers. I started by positioning one of the red elements on the center of my card and arranging the others into a grid. I only needed 3 of each, because the parts I cut off on the right side were I used on the left side.
I stamped some stars on the white spaces (I'm can't seem to make cards w/white spaces) and added dots of Stickles.
This was probably the easiest card off all three to make. It took minutes. I started by printing a flag image to about the size of the die (3.5"x4") and die cutting the element from it. I made a quick video of this.
I stamped some fireworks in white on the background, right on the blue grid pattern paper.
When I set out to make these cards, I challenge myself to make patriotic cards with each of these dies, because I feel that most dies can be made to fit most themes. Of course, an Americana/Patriotic theme is a pretty easy one to achieve :) Until next time