For the Step-It-Up Creative Crew challenge at Splitcoast this month, I made July-themed birthday cards. In the USA, we’re all about the Stars & Stripes in July. PLUS it’s my birthday month, so this seemed appropriate. This card is all stamping and rhinestones. The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the Stylized Birthday stamp in Real Red, then stamped the star from Wood Words in Night of Navy. To finish off the clean-and-simple version of this card, I added some rhinestones. Done with that one!
The stepped up version of this card just makes me so happy! I added a lot more stars, making my own background with Night of Navy and Real Red ink. Then I added an oval (the largest oval in the Stitched Shapes framelits) of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I cut the Happy Birthday out of both Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, then glued the two die cuts together, slightly offset.
I popped the sentiment up on Mini Dimensionals (cut in half and thin strips cut from the outer edge). Remember to put glue on your Dimensionals when you’re popping stuff up on Glimmer Paper, or your stuff will fall off. I added a bow of Whisper White Baker’s Twine and several rhinestones to finish off my stepped up version of the card.
For the inside, I just stamped some more stars. I love these stars from the Wood Words stamp set! The weathered look gives me all the Americana feels.
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