Patriotic Sparkle

Monday, July 4, 2016
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The 4th of July is always one of my favorite holidays. I love the red, white and blue and am excited to be hosting our family BBQ for the second year in a row. Should be a fun time for all. The boys are pretty excited for our party... and for the red, white and blue skittles and M&M's they've seen me trying to hide. {grin}

Americana card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps

For today's card I used some Liberty designer papers that have been hanging out on my desk and paired them with the Sparkly Dreams stamp set.  I love the butterfly colored in red, white and blue. I cut it with the coordinating Butterfly Dreams Die Set and added a coating of glossy glaze and glitter to make it sparkle.  The sentiment is also from Sparkly Dreams and is cut with the Stitched Pennants Die Set.

I stitched on a layer of vellum to mute my square panel just a bit, and then arranged some pearl star flourishes as if they're bursting from behind the banner.  A bunch of distressed edges and I was finished.
Americana card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps

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Mojo Monday 455 card sketch designed by Julee Tilman
Mojo Monday 455 Sketch
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Stamps: Sparkly Dreams (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Liberty (BoBunny), Cream, vellum
Ink: archival black, distress antique linen and vintage photo (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories: Butterfly Dreams Die Set, Stitched Pennants Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), star flourishes, glossy glaze, glitter, sewing machine, circle dies


JoAnn said...

Love your patriotic card. The butterfly is so pretty. Love the stars under the vellum.

Andrea W said...

Your mix of papers look wonderful and I love the pretty butterfly. Wonderful patriotic card!

Wanda Cullen said...

How sweet to have a patriotic butterfly! Love the explosion of pearl stars!

mischelle smith said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE everything and I've never seen those pearl stars before ... LOVE those also!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, Julee- love this sketch and your card is stunning!!

Stampingcountry said...

Fun Patriotic Card!

Hetty said...

Wow, this is a beautyful 4th of July card. Love that butterfly!

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh my goodness - a patriotic butterfly! What an amazing idea and one I will definitely file away for future use!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabulous patriotic design!