Happy 4th of July!

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.

Detailed with Love - Enjoy Life - Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Basic Rhinestones - Abstract Impressions Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin

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!

Detailed with Love - Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Tailored Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Close Up

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!

Detailed with Love Stamp Set

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:

Arise in the morning

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!

Detailed with Love - Ruffled Dynamic Impressions Textured Embossing Folder - Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - Tailored Tag Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Have a great week!  Click on any button below to shop for any of these wonderful products.  Remember, if you make an online order with me for over $50 in ​July, you have only to use this Host Code:  6MP4UWMQ in order to receive the 1/8″ new Grosgrain Ribbon in your choice of the new In Colors — FREE!!

Mary

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