Hi Friends and Happy Taylored Expressions Release Day!! The 4th of July Collection is now available with 12 new products including stamps, dies and stencils!! Today, I’m sharing three Red, White and Blue cards using the Full Circle-Patriotic Stamp Set and the Starstruck Stencil and Cling & Clear Combo and Starstruck Dies. And because I have to rainbow everything and stars are my absolute favorite, I also snuck in an extra non-4th of July Celebration card using the Starstruck Stamp, Stencil & Clear Combo Set.
Right now through Sunday, June 6th (or while supplies last), You can get the Starstruck Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Starstruck Stamp, Stencil, & Clear Combo set and the Starstruck die collection. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, June 6th.
So let’s get started with all the cardmaking inspiration and details!
Full Circle-Patriotic Stamp Inspiration
The Patriotic Full Circle Stamp Set is filled with 4th of July themed icons that are perfect for creating backgrounds or focal points to your cards and the best part is that it pairs perfectly with the Stitched Circle, Petite Scallop Circle and Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets!
First Up…Coloring Time with all things Red, White & Blue!! The Full Circle-Patriotic Stamp Icon images are SO MUCH FUN to color!! I stamped the Full Circle-Patriotic image with Oreo Ink and then colored all of the little images with Copic Markers. The Full Circle image fits perfectly on the largest Stitched Circle Stacklet that I then adhered to a Cherry Pop Petite Scallop Circle Stacklet. I stamped the Happy 4th of July sentiment with Oreo ink to Sugar Cube Card stock that I then cut to size and layered to a Blueberry Cardstock Frame. To finish the card, I adhered the Patriotic Full Circle to a Pieced Circles Sugar Cube Card Panel and Blueberry Card Base.
Let’s get those grills going and fireworks popping! For my next Full Circle-Patriotic card, I was inspired by 4th of July Cookouts and Firework Picnics. I stamped the top portion of the Full Circle-Patriotic image with Cherry Pop Ink and then the bottom half with Blueberry Ink. Then I placed the image behind two Inside Scallop Circle panel layers; one in Sugar Cube Cardstock and for the top layer a red Gingham Check stitched rectangle panel. With liquid adhesive and foam tape, I placed several Starstruck Stamped and Red, White and Blue cardstock die-cuts around the Inside Scallop Frame. For the sentiments, I white heat embossed Happy 4th to one of the red star die cuts and added a Let Freedom Ring Patriotic Mini Sentiment Strip. To complete the card, I adhered the layered decorated card panel to a Toffee Card Base.
Starstruck Stamp, Stencil & Clear Combo + Starstruck Dies Inspiration
Next, I’m sharing a Starburst Red, White and Blue Fireworks Display using the Starstruck Stamp, Stencil & Clear Combo and Starstruck Dies.
Stamping & Stenciling: On Blueberry Cardstock, I stamped the distress star background in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Using the alignment guides on the stencil, I aligned the smaller stars stencil overtop the heat embossed card panel and used a White Blender Brush to add Sugar Cube Ink. I love how the Sugar Cube on the Blueberry cardstock created such a pretty light blue color. Then I aligned the second stencil to the panel and with a palette knife I added Silver Nuvo Drops for the to Star Splash Marks. Tip: When using Nuvo drops as your stenciling medium, be sure to wash your stencil and palette knife right away!!
Embellishing: I ran the Starstruck die through my die cutting machine several times with Cherry Pop, Blueberry and Sugar Cube Card Stock which left me with several shapes and sizes of stars that I layered inside and framed the outside of the white heat embossed star images.
Finishing the Card: Using foam tape I added white embossed Red, White and Blue Patriotic Mini Sentiment Strips to the Starstruck Card Panel.
Hooray! Let’s Celebrate with the Starstruck Stamp, Stencil & Clear Combo! Using a collection of mini cube rainbow ink colors, I first masked & stamped the distress star outlines images and then added color and pattern to the inside of the star outlines using the coordinating clear stamp. I aligned the smaller star pattern stencil overtop, and used a Black Blender Brush with Poppy Seed ink to add the small black stars. Then I aligned the second stencil to the panel and with a palette knife, I added Silver Nuvo Drops for the star splash marks. To finish the card, I added a white heat embossed on Oreo Cardstock “HOORAY!” On the Block Die Cut and the Hip Hip Kiddo You Did It Building Blocks with Thin 3D Foam Squares and Liquid Adhesive.
So there we are friends, a Celebration of Red, White and Blue (and a little rainbow too) using the new 4th of July Release at Taylored Expressions. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to use your stamps and stencils in fun new ways. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Shop to check out the entire release and the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the entire Taylored Expressions Creative Team.
Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!