15 June 2013

Red, White, and Blue!

The Artists-in-Residence at IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® were challenged to create a red-white-and-blue themed project this month, so naturally I had to turn it into a Fourth of July card!  Take a closer look at how I created this fun card:

I started by gathering my supplies:
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn® Solvent Ink full sized pads in Midnight Blue and Blazing Red
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink full sized pad in Tuxedo Black
  • IMAGINE Crafts® Fireworks!™ Craft Spray in Lady Bug and Danube Blue
  • card stock (Ultra Smooth White from Crafter's Companion US)
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
  • acetate
  • Stampendous stamps (both retired)

I started by spraying the Fireworks!™ Craft Sprays in Lady Bug and Danube Blue on my white card stock.  I set this panel aside while I worked on another piece of my project.

Next I stamped my image using Memento™ Dye Ink full sized pad in Tuxedo Black onto white card stock, and colored with my Spectrum Noir pens:

Blues: IB1, TB4 TB7, TB8
Reds: CR7, CR8, DR5
Yellow: CT2, CT4, GB5
Grey: IG1, IG2
Skin: FS2, FS3, FS9

After coloring, I used a craft knife to fussy cut the image out.  Then I got to work on my acetate panel (which just would not cooperate for step-by-step photos).  Here is the process I used to create that part of this card:

  • stamp fireworks burst using StazOn® Solvent Ink full sized pads in Blazing Red
  • repeatedly stamp star burst in StazOn® Solvent Ink full sized pads in Midnight Blue 
  • stamp single star images using StazOn® Solvent Ink full sized pads in Jet Black 
  • turn acetate over, use Spectrum Noir pens to color single star images as desired
I attached the acetate panel to my card using a large jeweled brad.

I stamped my sentiment using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaFine™ Archival Pigment Ink full sized pad in Onyx Black.  I tied a ribbon around the card, and adhered the colored image on foam dots for added interest!

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Lovely Linda said...

Awww this is adorable Taylor - love your take on the red white and blue!! Gorgeous! {{{hugs}}}

Renee said...

Your tutorial is a thing of beauty! The card is adorable, great use of products, so original.