OK, the title of this entry has nothing to do with either the theme of the cards or the supplies/techniques used to create them. WHAT?!?!?! No, it relates to a new plan for posting. I often create a multiple of cards in any one session and, posting them one per day, causes me to post up to three months in advance. I wanted to be able to show you all the work but not get too far ahead of myself. So I've decided that I will post cards together that have a similar theme, materials or techniques.
With that said, today I am posting 6 cards with an Independence Day theme. All of them use stickers and most of them use both printed scrapbook paper with a blue jeans print and a set of sticker sheets I got at the '75% off everything' store closeout.
This first card is the odd one of the bunch. I used a magazine, advertisement or book illustration (can't remember for sure) that was in my parts & starts drawer. The 'fourth' text is part of the illustration but I added Stickles to it for a little shine. The 'Happy' text is a gold peel-off sticker. A simple mounting to a red folded cardstock base was all I needed to finish it.
The sticker sheets I bought are cardstock stickers and the red, white, and blue are in the darker range. Since it makes them look antique I pulled out scrapbook papers with a vintage blue jeans print. Some of these had additional elements 'stitched' into the paper so I used those parts. These two used a portion with a leather patch over a frayed area. I layered labels over the patch.
To this one I also added three deep red rhinestones.
And on this one I colored in the star with Stickles.
Another of the papers has a frayed area without a patch. Some of the stickers had a stitching line around them so I placed them over the fraying to look like they were sewn on. I also added shinestones to this card.
There was no focal point on this print so I chose the area with wrinkles to give it some depth. Two layered stickers left a lot of 'white space' so I filled in with acrylic heart stickers.
And finally, this background with the '&' patch over a denim patch. I added the 'red', 'white' and 'blue' stickers, the row of stars and the three single stars. I also added Stickles to the three central stars and used a distressing tool on the panel edges before mounting.
This is my favorite of the 6 cards.
This is also the only one that I used dark card base on. The rest are on white (OK, the first is on red, but Its a different style altogether).