Today I'm sharing a post for Joy Clair's June challenge. I love the patriotic feel of the inspiration photo.
So went with a very summery, patriotic theme on two cards. The first one is a card for the 4th of July. I jumped on the chance to Joy Clair's Happy Fourth set, I just love the pinwheel and fireworks.
I started by stamping the image and sentiment, then placed some pattern paper above and below my stamped area. Then I colored the pinwheel in coordinating copic colors. Then added some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle!
For my second card I also used the Grungy Flag background, as well as the fireworks from Happy Fourth. I just love the look of this flag stamp.
I inked the star part of the back ground stamp with blue and the stripes in red and stamped the image. I had to set it aside for awhile since I used a pigment ink. Once the ink was dry I stamp the large fireworks and embossed them with a glitter embossing powder. Then I used silver embossing powder for the little fireworks.
I made this card for my dad's birthday (he loves anything patriotic and he was born on Memorial Day), so I used the Enjoy your day sentiment from the new Joy Clair set Life's a Breeze.
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