Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tidbit Tuesday-Happy Fourth of July!

Hello Everybody!

I know I am a day early but Happy Fourth of July!  I hope that everybody has a fun and safe Holiday!

I made for July 4th cards and had a few of them sealed up when I realized that I hadn't taken pictures of them!  I always cut it close and this was no different.  My husband took them and rushed them to the Post Office on Saturday to make sure that if they were to heavy or thick, that we had the correct postage on them.  He's awesome that way :)

So I have a few photos to show you.  They aren't crisp as I was at our dining room table trying to get them addressed and written out and that is when my realization hit me.

Making Fourth of July cards usually isn't one of my fun holidays.  That seems strange to say but there is only so many things you can do with red white and blue...or is there?  This year I bought some new stamps for this holiday from Sparkle N Sprinkle and incorporated techniques.  Techniques like Tim Holtz and embossing.  Having changed my mindset-these were some of the funnest cards I have made.  Let me show you...

Here's one where I used Mudd Puddles Bahama Sand to make the sand.  This looks like a mere beach card..add 1 American Flag-Fourth of July card!

Here is a close up of the sand.  I love this stuff!!

I sprayed Tattered Angels on some special paper I got from the Spectrum Noir class I took at the Scrapbook Expo.  The paper didn't buckle.  The square is glitter tinsel from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I won silver and red in one of their blog hops and it is so fun to place with!

 I remembered that I have the US on my Cricut-the Going Places Cartridge.  Awesome!  These are 2 or 2 and half.  I had made a few in 3 inches, also.

I embossed the blue panel and then used a white Cat's Eye ink over the raised image.  The USA is sparkle gem letters from Hobby Lobby.

Why not add some glitter tinsel and glitter and the blue is embossing powder.

Why not mix 3 colors of embossing powder and put them on my USA?  It's better to mix the colors together then to put blue and red on the surface separately.  I tried both ways :)

You can see I didn't do a good job spreading evenly.  LOL  I still liked how this turned out.  I used the  Swiss Dots embossing folder for the red paper.

Here is another mixed embossed USA.  The Forever Liberty may look familiar...she from a book of stamps :)  I distressed her a bit with walnut stain distress inks.  The vintage image is from Tim Holtz Seasonal paper.
Oh and the outer "paper" is Tim Holtz tape.  It's a Tim Holtz 4th of July!  (Seriously you rock!)

I masked the USA and created this with Distress Inks.  I like the Statue of Liberty in the middle but I don't like the red.  You know how you have your favorites...this one for me not so much :)

This is Tim Holtz cor'edination paper that I sand papered and distressed.  The paper lace is from K&Company.

I made 17 different cards this year for Independence Day.  For me that's awesome because I will make a few different ones and find one that is easy enough to duplicate.  Not this year though-and that makes me happy.  :)

Until next time my friends--Have an awesome Independence Day or a Fantastic Wednesday :)


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous celebration cards. The recipients are going to love them.

Mynnette said...

These are amazing, Katy!!! LOVE all the fabulous embellishment, etc., on them! LOVE the vintage images best! :)

Annette said...

wow you have been busy...i love all of these amazing projects...that canvas is awesome...

Khandrogos said...

you made so many cards and they all look different (and awesome)! I'd say there's a lot you can do with red, white and blue!

Anita Houston said...

Awesome atc's!!! Love them all...you were busy! I love mud puddles as well!