I absolutely love making Americana cards. I love the 4th of July and all things red, white and blue. I'm as American as... cotton candy (because I don't really care for apple pie)! LOL So I pulled out my patriotic paper drawer and chose some papers from the BoBunny Liberty Collection to get started. Shining Star is back in stock after a LONG hiatus and I have been really wanting to ink it up.
I started by stamping the trio of hanging stars on a stitched circle die cut, then coloring with Copic markers. I matted this with a pinking circle die cut that I colored with copics to match the red. The sentiment is stamped on a die cut from the Flag It Die Set and I cut the stars up top with the Starry Die, then colored with copics and a white gel pen. I distressed most of the layers with antique linen, frayed burlap and vintage photo, then a paper distresser. Then I finished off with linen twine and a trio of star rhinestones.
Here are all of my other June VLV cards.
|June Week 1 using Get Together|
|June Week 2 using Get Together and Wonderful Marvelous|
|June Week 4 using The Buzz and Proverbs 16:24|
|June Week 4 Recap using Sparkly Dreams|
I'm busy with prep for a 4th of July barbecue and just finishing up party favors for my parents' 50th anniversary celebration on the 5th. Oh, and last minute errands to get everything ready for the boys to start Montessori school on Monday. I've been waiting for the day I could send them off to regain a little of the me I lost when they were born and now that it's finally here I find myself terribly conflicted. I'm pretty much a big emotional roller coaster right now!
If you're in the mood for a sale, Verve's Red, White & Blue Sale is under way, with 20% off all stamps and dies (excluding new releases, which are 10% off) and 10% off sequins and ribbons! Definitely a great time to stock up!
|Viva la Verve June Week 3|
Stamps: Shining Star (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Liberty Collection (Bo Bunny), cream (Neenah)
Ink: black archival, antique linen, frayed burlap, vintage photo distress (Ranger), copic markers, white gel pen
Accessories: Flag It Die Set, Starry Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), pinking circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), linen thread, rhinestones, paper distresser