HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

Happy 4th of JULY!! What fun and festive things are you doing today?  I had a special project for my kids yesterday… you can see that on my FACEBOOK PAGE later today!  
But as promised (which is amazing that it still happened, cause I am SWAMPED!) I have a festive project and a quick tutorial for you today!  I mentioned yesterday that I GLITTERED up my BITTY BUTTERFLIES from THIS PROJECT without using DAZZLING DETAILS… well I used the same technique for today’s project!
Check out all those GLIMMERY stars!!!
Stampin' Up! Besty's Blossom Independence Card by Hand Stamped Style
For the longest time, I would sit and apply DAZZLING DETAILS to each element… then I had an Epiphany, in the shower of course!  
  • I take my piece of paper and COVER it in VERSAMARK ink (as seen in pic #1), 
  • Then cover that said piece of card stock in IRIDESCENT ICE embossing powder and heat set (shown in pic #2),
  • You end up with some card stock that looks like those in pic #3- from there you just use the punch of your choice (for today’s project I used stars from the holiday punch pack) and punch away…
Don’t these little stars just add a great touch!  I love it, and of course the more glitter the better!  I used the color inspiration from ColorQ and the sketch from FabFri for this card.  I am so lucky, cause the color inspiration for PPA (Pals Paper Arts) are these colors too!! I love it, and the large stars are super easy!
Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossom Independence Card made by Hand Stamped Style

I stamped the large blossom image from BETSY’S BLOSSOM in Real Red and Night of Navy and then hand drew a star on the BACK-SIDE of the stamped images and cut them out.  Then I mounted them on some solid card stock and cut around the stars to give a border! Simple… in fact I have to admit that I ALMOST took my Dazzling Details and put it on all the parts of the stamped star… 
I know I have a disease!
Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossom Independence Card made by Hand Stamped Style

Here is another COOL thing I did… I will have to make a tutorial on it later, no time today!  But I used the HEXAGON PUNCH to create this large arrow, super easy- to show not to explain, LOL!!
Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossom Independence Card made by Hand Stamped Style
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Comments

  1. Woo hoo! Love how you used the Betsy’s Blossoms pattern for the stars. Congrats on being a PPA Pick!

  2. Such a creative use of Betsy’s Blossom! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at PPA!

  3. Very cool card! I love your sparkly stars, very clever! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday! :-)

  4. Great card! I love the Betsy’s Blossoms in the stars! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing at ColourQ.

  5. Fabulous card. Love the details. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Bright and sparkly – perfect for the Fourth! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  7. Great card, Erin! Love your stars!

  8. Fun card, Erin, love all the stars you created! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ.

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