Sunday, June 23, 2013
Patriotic Summer Scene with Guest Designer Holly
Hi folks! It's Holly posting today, and I'm sad to say this is my last post as a Guest Designer. I have truly enjoyed coming up with these fun and creative cards to share with you this month. Many thanks to BJ, Lori, and Gini for asking me to be a guest designer and for helping me out with my questions. I have had a great time!!
For my card today, I was thinking about the upcoming 4th of July holiday, and I wanted to make a patriotic summer scene card. This Patriotic Swag die fit the bill perfectly. If you haven't checked out this die, it comes as one large connected die. There are three pieces connected by some very thin strips of metal. It's easy to snap them apart into three individual dies. Look at the picture below. You can see I separated the three pieces and then cut each piece with a different color of cardstock.
I used the following dies on my card:
Victorian Picket Fence
Clouds and Rain
I started by sponging some blue and green inks on white cardstock and then I stamped the tree to one side. The clouds were adhered so that some of them were floating past the edges of the scene. The picket fence is actually some kraft cardstock that I distressed to look like a whitewashed fence and then I added the grass border to the bottom. Finally I put the swag together and glued it to the fence, and then I pulled some of the grass out so it would be "blowing" against the swag.
Thanks so much for checking out my artwork this month. It's been a wonderful experience, and I know the next Guest Designer will have a great time. I hope you all have a wonderful week and a Happy and Safe 4th of July! :-)