Saturday, June 14, 2014
Wreath for July 4th Card
Card stock base is navy blue, white is GP, and the front of the card is SU Crumb Cake. Used my new Close To My Heart stamp set Remarkable Wreath to make the wreath for this patriotic card.
I stamped the wreath base stamp on the Crumb Cake card stock using SU Close to Cocoa ink. Then I used the berries stamp and stamped that on top of the stamped wreath using SU Real Red ink. Then I stamped the berries stamp on top of the red berries using SU Brilliant Blue ink. Since I wanted the berries to be red, white, and blue I knew if I used white ink to stamp the berries stamp that it would not work and have the berries be white if they were over the red and blue. So instead of using ink I used a White Out correction pen by Bic to make my white dots for the white berries:
Remember if you should use a white out pen to allow a little time for that to dry before you handle your piece. For the greeting "Happy Fourth of July" I used a stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps and I used a marker for that and the 'huff' method so that I would only use the words on the stamp. Here is what the actual stamp looks like:
I just wanted to use the words on the stamps and not the fireworks. Once I had the greeting stamped on the card front I used the SU Brilliant Blue and stamped the bow stamp from this stamp set onto my wreath and added a clear crystal from the stash for some sparkle on the bow.
This card would also look good on a red card stock base with a red bow on the wreath for July 4th.
This is a really nice stamp set and the set comes with a berries stamp, a flower stamp, a leaves stamp as well as worded banner stamps so it is very versatile and worth the money. Lots of use ahead for this set for sure. TFL and YOLO