Thursday, June 29, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

I've been working on some last minute holiday cards to celebrate
the U.S. Independence day. 

I see that watercolor backgrounds are all the rage in card making these days.

 Therefore, I have been playing around with water and inks to see what technique I like best or gets the  results that actually are usable vs those where the color all runs together to look like I rubbed mud on the paper. 

I don't have watercolor paint or pencils so limited to my Tim Holz inks and color burst powder in my stash.

I got three 4x6 pieces of red and blue color backgrounds that I felt were usable. One I used watercolor paper and the other two just plain white card stock

 I sliced and diced these pieces into to smaller pieces to use it all up to make 6 cards. Actually,  I still have a few tiny snippets left that I am challenging myself to see if I can get one more card done.

The uncle Sam stamp is one from Stampendous that I purchased at Michael's a few years go for only $2. one of my favs in my stash. 

Here's a list of what I used....

Stampendous Patriotic Pair stamp set
Tim Holz Barn Door and Faded Jeans Distress inks


snappy scrappy said...

Awesome cards!

quilt4fun2 said...

Great job! I love how you came up with so many design settings to use the 4 x 6 papers. The little splashes of fireworks with the sentiments are perfect to fill the white space and compliment the theme!

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