Well, it's that time of year where we show off our red, white, and blue, and go see all the sparkly things in the sky. My cousin Gerry is having a birthday on the 6th, so I made him a seasonal card.
It looks like this--
To make the stripes, I used my wavy slider die from PTI's Movers and Shakers die sets to cut two different red shades of card stock from my scrap bin. I inked up my Swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder with some white chalk ink, and ran the pieces through the Cuttlebug. To adhere them, I tucked one edge under the first panel, stuck them down, and then trimmed the ends that went over the edge of the card with my paper snips. Then, deciding that the red Swiss dots wanted some pop, I ran a foam dauber with some red ink across each of the stripes really lightly; I really wanted most of the ink on the dots more than the stripe itself.
I punched some more stars, this time with a red and white dot paper that I got in a grab bag (I think it's Basic Gray). These got popped up with foam tape, and trimmed to fit inside the panels.
I added some star shaped rhinestones that I had left over from my winter card projects, and there it is.
I didn't take a picture of it, but I added a red and a blue star to the side of my happy birthday sentiment. This one is in the mail today!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a TERRIFIC Independence Day!