I wanted to post something patriotic today in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday. I opened up a new product, and immediately was inspired by the beautiful wavy texture of the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
These special embossing folders create a deep impression into your cardstock. I find if I spritz the paper lightly, it ‘takes’ the impression even better. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base, and then cut a Real Red cardstock panel at 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. After spritzing, I ran it through the Big Shot — the effect was so cool! I cut the embossed panel at 3″ and adhered that piece to the top of the white card base, EXCEPT that before sticking it down completely, I took a 1″ X 5 1/2″ strip of the Blueberry-shaded Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and affixed it underneath the top red embossed panel. Over that, I took part of the red cardstock I had trimmed and put it back on the front of the card. Although I didn’t measure, it is about 3/4″ or so! That part is up to your ‘feel’ of how much blue you want to show!
From there, I stamped the sentiment from the Detailed With Love stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink on a Whisper White scrap and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I put Basic Rhinestone Jewels where the little dots on the sentiment were already stamped to add some bling! The fonts in this stamp set are so beautiful!
I popped the punched sentiment up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added some Thick White Bakser’s Twine around the card. I stamped what I think it is a fitting sentiment for the 4th of July inside the card:
I’m sure you’ll agree that the 4th of July is the perfect time to realize how lucky we are to live in such a great country!
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