Friday, June 26, 2015

Star Spangled Celebration

Hi everyone!  It's time to celebrate!  Time to celebrate this fun Creative Cafe' KOTM!!

Today I'm sharing a shaker card with celebration written all over it!

Base: 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" white cardstock.

First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" piece of star vellum.

Next Layer:  Cut a 4" by 2&1/2" strip of large star pattered paper and mat on a 4" x 3" strip of blue and white star patterned paper.  Glue this piece about 1/4" from the left side of the card using Scrap Happy Glue.

To create the shaker:

Cut out red swiss dot cardstock circle about 4" width, use two sizes down to cut out center.  Cut out white swiss dot circle (about 3&3/4" size) and next size down to cut out center, then glue this to the inner edge of the red circle.  Last cut out the dark blue swiss dot circle (about 2&3/4" size--same as the inner circle used to cut the inside of the red circle), then use the next size down to cut out the center.

Next, Cut a 3&1/2" circle of white swiss dot, star vellum, and acetate.  Glue vellum to white swiss dot (thin line of glue around edge) and glue red and white frame from above step to acetate, then glue dark blue swiss dot circle to the center.

Use foam tape to build shaker.....I use two layers, around the back of the acetate, then add the spangles, and sequins to this frame, then add the backing piece.

Glue the finished shaker piece to the right side of the card. 

Stamp USA patchwork in Faded Jeans Distress Ink and fussy cut out.  Stamp 3 firework bursts in Festive Berries Distress Ink, and punch out using a 1" circle punch (or fussy cut out).  Glue a red sequin in the center of 3 of the blue star sequins and then use a piece of foam tape to attach the star to the center of the firework bursts. Use foam tape and Scrap Happy Glue to attach these pieces to the card where shown.

Stamp sentiment in Festive Berries on white cardstock, trim to banner about 4&1/4" and mat on dark blue swiss dot cardstock.  Curl slightly with fingers, and add a double width of foam tape under the back of the banner, under the end of the word happy glue to card over the USA along the bottom of the shaker frame.

Glue flag behind the banner to finish the card.

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....hope you enjoyed this patriotic inspiration!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Home of the Red, White and Blue
Let's Celebrate stamp set
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Home of the Red, White and Blue 
Ink/Color: Distress Ink-Festive Berries, Faded Jeans
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Home of the Red, White and Blue
sequins, flag.
Tools:  Spellbinders--Classic Circles, Large Pinking Circles

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