Friday, June 24, 2016

God Bless America - July 4th Card No. 2

TGIF!!  I cannot believe that I woke up at 6:30 a.m. with enough energy to light the town for a month.  LOL.  Of course I lost all my energy when I found out that the UK decided to leave the EU.  The markets will tumble today, the media will talk to us about end times and, in a week, all will be back to normal. But I will just make the most of it and make cards and color.

Speaking of coloring..... Kathy from The Daily Marker is having her next 30 Day Coloring Challenge July 5th to August 5th - and I cannot wait!!  This is a great challenge and I really suggest people play along with her.  There is no stress with this challenge - other than to try and color something - it can be a small little image to a giant full page - at least once a day for 30 days.  If you want more info on the challenge you can click HERE to watch Kathy's video.  I hope you will be joining me.  

Today's card is my 2nd card in honor of July 4th or Independence Day in the USA.  I started with an A2 side folding white cardstock for the card base.  Then I cut a piece of red textured cardstock, 4 1/4" x 1 3/4", and adhered it to the bottom of the card front, and a piece of decorative paper with a red, white, and blue theme, 3 3/4" x 4 1/4", and adhered this above the red cardstock.  

Then I took one of the phrases from "Stars & Stripes Forever" by Unity Stamp Co., inked it up with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder - on the red cardstock.    

Next I used the Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner dies from My Favorite Things and cut a piece of white cardstock with the 3rd largest die and a piece of navy blue cardstock with the 4th largest die.  I distressed the edges of both and adhered the white to the navy blue cardstock.  Then I put some pop dots on the back of the navy piece and adhered this to the card front, above the embossed phrase. 

Then I stamped the image from the same set (twice) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color it in with Copic markers.  I went over the blue and red areas with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush marker to give it some shimmer.  I cut the heart out and adhered it to the center of the white cardstock.  Then I cut the star section from the 2nd image I stamped, colored it with the Clear Wink of Stella marker, put a pop dot under it and adhered it to the center of the heart. 

Lastly, I adhered a few red sequins near the heart and I adhered a clear heart to the center of the star.  Done!!

Here are some close ups of the image and the star. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this card.  Feel free to leave me a comment below with your thoughts.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and gets to color, craft a bit, or get some sun and relax.  I am working on a big stamped "scene", which I hope to have done for next week.  Until next time...

Hugs from Brasil - 


  1. I'm really impressed with this card...I like the design and of course the red, white and blue.

    1. Thanks Lois!! The card came together really easily. Glad you like it.

  2. I love your creativity, Michael. Your cards are always fun to see and this one is no different.

    1. Thanks so much HJ!! I really appreciate the comments you leave.