It’s hard to believe that the year is already half over and summer is in full swing. Next weekend is Fourth of July weekend so I made a couple cards to celebrate the occasion based on this card sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches at tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com
So here is the first card I made with the sketch.
and this is the second card I made.
Supplies you will need:
- Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, glitter paper,
- Water color paper for the heart stamp
- Stamps I used: The heart stamp is from The Stampington Company, Lake Forest, CA and it is called Large Block Heart #2. The Happy 4th of July stamp is from Stampabilities and I am pretty sure I bought this one from Hobby Lobby.
- Stampin’ Write Marker: Real Red
- Ink: Night of Navy
- Star framelit
- Perfect Layers tool
- Adhesive: Scrappy tape, dimensionals
Assembling the card:
- Form a card base so the card measures 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
- Cut a strip of white cardstock 1″ x 5 1/2″
- Cut a strip of red cardstock 1″ x 5 1/2″
- Adhere the red cardstock strip to the white cardstock strip so that is covers half of the strip.
- Adhere both of these to the card front 1/2″ from the fold.
- For card 1 cut a piece of white cardstock 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Stamp sentiment on this piece and adhere to card front at shown.
- For card 2 stamp the heart first onto the water color paper in Night of Navy ink and color in the stripes with the Real Red marker. Then cut it to measure 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and so that the heart is centered. Adhere to the front of the card as shown
- Cut out 6 stars (3 for each card). On the first card I attached the stars to the card using dimensionals. On card 2 they are glued directly onto the card (since I am mailing this one to my parents).
- On the inside of each card I cut a piece of white cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″ and layered using my Perfect Layers tool with a 1/8″ border so that the red piece measures 4″ x 5 1/4″
This was a very quick and easy card to make and can be adapted for many different occasions. I hope that you and your family have a very safe and happy 4th of July.