Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy Birthday USA

Anne here showcasing three of the new patriotic dies recently released.  Hopefully this will give you some inspiration for the next Independence Day.

I created a step card using the USA die, the Independence Bell, and the Fireworks die.  My sentiment was created using the Happy Express Edge and the Birthday Express Edge.  All of the die cuts were colored with Copic markers and then heat embossed using Clear embossing powder.  The Fireworks die was adhered to  fun foam for a little added dimension.

The card base was also heat embossing using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkle embossing powder as I wanted the background to have added sparkle as well as the individual elements. As you can see, the Sparkle embossing powder was just the thing to add sparkle but not all glittery.

Here are close-ups of the Independence Bell and the Fireworks die cuts.

This was an easy card to put together and would also be perfect for someone celebrating a July birthday.


  1. This is awesome! The embossing powders are so sparkly even without the glitter! Love the use of all the die cuts. Certainly a fun card for anyone with a July Birthday.

  2. Love this Independence Day card! It looks great with the embossing powders added to it. Each of the dies really stand out!

  3. This is so amazing, Anne!! I love the dies you've used together!! They look so beautiful in all of their sparkly, fabulous glory!! What a gorgeous card this is!!

  4. Anne this card ROCKS! It's beyond perfect for any USA celebrations!

  5. You made magic with those new dies!