Thursday, July 6, 2017

Patriotic Stars

I have one more patriotic card to share with you this month. This one features stars and would make a perfect graduation card!
To create my background, I embossed a piece of Kraft cardstock with a star embossing folder and lightly rubbed my white pigment ink over the top. I layered the kraft piece on red cardstock and distressed the edges. The last step was to create a fancy edge using the Scallop Basic Edge dies from My Favorite Things. 
All the stamping was done with my watercolor Crayola markers. I simply scribbled on the images with Indigo/Navy Niblets/Midnight Blue markers and then "huffed" on the stamp to add moisture before stamping. I love how the sentiment looks like denim fabric!! Inside I added a strip of lace, denim Washi tape, and some more stars.

Supplies and Tools:
Star Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), White Pigment Ink, Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scribbled Star stamp (Dollar Tree), Scallop Basic Edge Dies (MFT), Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Ink Blender (Tim Holtz), Indigo/Navy Niblet/Midnight Blue Crayola Markers, Curious Possibility Stamp Set (Tim Holtz), Lace, Denim Washi Tape, Star Punch

This post linked to:
MFT Card Challenge - Sketch
Mod Squad Challenge - Mark It, Stamp It
4 Crafty Chicks - Stamping - No Digis
Sugar Pea Designs - Mix It Up Inspiration Board
Paper Sweeties - Inspiration Board
Shopping Our Stash - Flag Day


Judy Woodland said...

Very cool card, and yes, perfect for graduation. I love how you have popped up the embossed background by swiping it with white ink. Such an interesting and creative look. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!!
Judy~ Challenge Host

lauren bergold said...

what a great card, so clever &such a great use of red, white & blue! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (patriotic colors!) STASH with us this week!

Debbie said...

Another fun card, Esther! Love the embossed stars! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Paper Sweeties!

Conniecrafter said...

wow those markers work just great, I love the white ink on the kraft to define the background, great quote!

Nance said...

Wonderful patriotic/graduation card! Love all the elements and textures! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Kerin Sylvester said...

I love the stars and such a great sentiment! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Esther I love all of the texture on your card. Thank you for sharing with us this month at SugarPea!