Hi! Cathi O'Neill here today with a patriotic card for CSW Distributors. I just love to use vintage images with my cards, and I paired one with my Couture Creations embossing folders, dies and pearls to make a red, white and blue Fourth of July card!
I started by using the Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Large Powder Puff Embossing Folder. The shapes reminded me of stylized fireworks and was the perfect backdrop for my image.
I used Scallop Square Nesting Dies, and put two together to make my rectangular shape, hiding the joint under the festive ribbon.
I cut a slit into the cardstock with my Couture Creations Craft Knife and threaded the ribbon through so it could lay flat.
To make my rolled flowers I used the smallest flower form the Couture Creations Daisy Nesting Die set and cut a spiral into each of them, rolling and securing the flower and adding a pearl in the center of the flowers.
I used the Endless Dreams Tranquility Decorative Die, which again reminded me of fireworks, to embellish the card.
To put the card together I used 18mm Double Sided Tape to attach the scallop squares to the embossed card base.
I attached the vintage image and sentiment with Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape to add dimension. I love this foam tape so much, I don't have much left! I think I need to put in a request for more soon! I just love the dimension it gives to cards and layouts!
I tied the bow around the card, added the sentiment and glued the flowers and flourishes into place.
CO723217 Daisy Nesting Dies
CO723043 Scallop Square Nesting Dies
CO723435 Endless Dreams Decorative Die - Tranquility
CO723441 Fresh and Fun - Super Powder Puff Embossing Folder
CO721955 Premium Non-Stick Scissors
CO721986 Handheld Essentials - Craft Knife
CO721961 12mm Foam Mounting Tape
CO721965 18mm Double Sided Tape
CO721997 Self Adhesive Pearls
Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Fourth of July!