Graciellie Design

Celebrate – Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2020

Happy Independence Day to our fellow USA crafters!  We think today’s card sets the red-white-and-blue mood for the holiday and showcases one of many beautiful floral images by @gracielliedesign (this one came from the Querida Amiga digital set).  Head to her shop to get in on the BOGO SALE!

Focal Point:

  • The flower image was resized and printed on Bristol Smooth cardstock by Strathmore
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers were used to add color to the image which was then softened and blended with clean water
  • The flower was fussy-cut once it was dry

Background Panel:

  • A 4 ¬ľ” x 5 ¬Ĺ” card panel was cut from 80lb white cardstock
  • Red stripes were stamped onto the card panel using the “Watercolor Stripes” stamp set by My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler’s dye ink.
  • The stitched border was cut into the card panel using the largest ‘Wonky Stitch” die from My Favorite Things.
  • The panel was adhered to a 4 ¬ľ” x 5 ¬Ĺ” piece of navy cardstock.

Other Card Elements:

  • A “Leafy Branch” was cut using the same navy cardstock that the stamped card panel was mounted to in the previous step.
  • From Altenew’s “Envelope Liner” die set, two leaf branches were cut from white cardstock.
  • Using the same “Envelope Liner” die set, the line of Stars die was used to cut several stars from white and navy cardstock.¬† Some of the small white stars were adhered to a larger navy star.
  • The Celebrate sentiment came from Pink Fresh Studio’s “Classic Words” die set.¬† The word was cut from white cardstock and then adhered to the shadow which was cut from navy cardstock.

Card Assembly:

  • The card panel was mounted to a top-folding A2 card base made from 120lb white cardstock.
  • The white leaf branches were glued to the top left corner of the card.
  • The navy leafy branch was glued on top of the white leaf branches.
  • The flower was mounted over the leaf branches with foam tape for dimension.

Finishing Touches:

  • Stars were glued to the panel
  • Silver pearls were glued to the panel

As always, we are grateful for your visit today.  We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!!

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”

James Matthew Barrie

Supply List:

  • Digital Floral Stamp: Graciellie Design – “Querida Amiga”
  • Catherine Pooler Dye Ink: Rockin‚Äô Red
  • Background Stamp: My Favorite Things – “Watercolor Stripes”
  • Stitched Border Die: My Favorite Things – “Wonky Stitch”
  • Open Leaf Die: Pink Fresh Studio – “Leafy Branch”
  • Closed Leaf Die: Altenew – “Envelope Liner”
  • Star Dies: Altenew – “Envelope Liner”
  • Celebrate Sentiment Die: Pink Fresh Studio – “Classic Words”
  • Watercolor Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush by Kuretake
    • #037 Cornflower Blue
  • Silver Pearls:¬† Studio Katia – “Silver Foil Pearls”
  • Card panel: Accent Opaque 80 lb. white cardstock
  • Card base: Accent Opaque 120 lb. white cardstock
  • Cardstock for Printed Image: Strathmore – “Bristol Smooth”
  • Navy cardstock: Bazzil

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