Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hello everyone and Happy 4th of July to you!!! Normally I'd skip posting on a day like today sine I'm betting there aren't many of of you looking at your computers and following blogs on this wonderful celebratory day. How many of ya'll took off tomorrow to have a 4 day weekend??? I'm raising my hand!! Well, I'm going in for an hour to do payroll then I'm outta there so it counts as not working! ;)
When I made my 4th of July cards for the theme week I made one little extra one to share with you today. When I made this card I was just smitten with the rustic look I achieved and decided to see if I could do it again. I think I pulled it off....
The star patterned paper was already kind of rustic looking since the stars were cream but the striped paper was kinda bright and had white stripes that just needed to go! ;) After toning them down with Tea Stain distress ink I layered it onto the cream cardbase that I had distressed using the same ink. After distressing a piece of kraft cardstock I stamped the Brushed Stars in white and then on top of the white re-stamped it in the Tea Stain distress ink giving it a shadow. I layered it onto a panel of the star patterned paper and attached it to my card base. I stamped out my sentiment and made a little flag, attaching some pretty fibers before popping it up on foam tape on my card. For my large star I just simply turned a piece of crap paper over back side up and drew a freehand star then cut it's not even close to being even so I'm going with the excuse that it has character ;)  Good thing I liked it because there was no way I could ever draw one that was even close to being perfect, lol! 
That's it for me today! Remember that tomorrow DeNami starts releasing sneek peaks of the new reslease on their blog!!! I'll be checking my phone every five minutes waiting for Paulina's post to go live...sigh, I can't wait!!!!!
I have a special surprise to tell you about tomorrow so make sure you stop in!!!

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