June 8, 2012

Red, White & For You

Red, White & Blue! 

With upcoming holiday festivities and fun we will be seeing this trio throughout the summer as we celebrate Flag Day, Fourth of July, the Olympics and much more.

That colorful combination inspired this small gift card/tag.

A speckled piece of cream cardstock stamped with Penny Black’s Circle Pattern in Pear Tart Memento created the patterned background.  The “cat in a bag” from Love London was then stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  TIP/HINT:  This stamped impression will provide the fine lines of the whiskers and eliminate the need to trim them in the next step. 

On a separate piece of white cardstock, the cat was stamped multiple times so various elements of the image could be colored, trimmed and layered.

An elevated base of white cardstock with a band of Cantaloupe Memento ink and a sentiment from Sweet Wishes stamped in black was positioned at the bottom.  The completed image from the previous step was then aligned with the first stamped impression and adhered with dimensional foam.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001, Blue Lagoon 09-003
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Offray: Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Pear Tart Memento, Cantaloupe Memento, Bamboo Leaves Memento, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers