Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge 3

This week over at Papercraft Star the designers were asked to create something using the following sketch

Since I was working on this card July 4th weekend why not keep with the spirit of the holiday (hope you all had a wonderful safe and happy holiday). I decided to make another 4th of July card.

To make the card base I used Vellum and Alcohol Inks. I used Sail Boat Blue and Watermelon. To make it just drop a few drops of one color and move the paper around so it spreads. Then add a few drops of the other color again moving the paper so the drops spread. Continue doing this to get the desired effect that you are looking for.

Supplies used:
White, Blue, Red (any brand will work, just used scraps for this card)
AC Specialty Paper - Foil
* Silver
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (Sail Boat Blue and Watermelon)
Martha Stewart Glitter:
Crystal (on the white squares)
Garnet (on the red heart)
Martha Stewart Tinsel
Garnet (on the red squares)
Martha Stewart Metallic Glass Microbeads
Lapis (on the blue squares)
Cricut Gypsy
Cartridges used:
* George and Basic Shapes - for the card base and squares
* Independence Day- for the "4th of July" and the "I {heart} USA"


  1. The different textured squares are a great addition! Awesome card! The colors pop!

  2. Great tip for inks on vellum ! AND, very cute card, what better holiday than the 4th for all the glitter, huh !

  3. What a cute card, love all that glitter!

    Great job!

  4. Cute card! Gotta love glitter!

  5. Gorgeous card! Love all the glitter! Liz