really got me going. I wanted to use my gel plate to make a flag. I tried several times. Once I remembered to put the 'blue' part in the right hand corner because when you print it needs to be on that side to make a print on the left side. I got several good prints. But I wanted more than just a print. So I took those prints and I die cut stars out of them. I got one that I really liked. I used that on this card. I added a couple more stars. I outlined them with a black marker and I stamped a newsprint stamp on them. I used the scraps of my prints and cut them apart with decorative scissors. YES I still have my decorative scissors. I glued them to a piece of kraft paper. Then I wondered what I would use for the blue section. Then I noticed, on my desk, some blue sparkly washi tape that was given to me last week by a new stamping friend. It was almost too sparkly so I decided to add some cheesecloth to "countrify" it. I took a white gel pen and scribbled the "white" lines on the flag. I added a "Happy Birthday" sentiment. It could have been for the birthday of our nation but I am going to use it as a birthday card for the pastor at my church.
After I made my patriotic color themed prints. I decided to just have fun. I used colors that I don't usually use. I used coral, yellow, teal, black and white. The ghost print, below is what I used for the background. The first print I forgot to take a photo of, I cut into stars.
I decided to add teal colored thread and gold thread looped to add some texture to the card.
These are the stars. I outlined them with a black marker. I also printed
I cut the scripture into strips and I decide to just use the first line.
After I glued the stars down, I decided to run it through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I added gold metallic rub on the raised parts. I also splattered gold watercolor paint. I added teal and blue to the strips of sentiments.
I used the decorative scissors to make the black mat.