Friday, June 29, 2012

4th of July Layout 2012

Happy Friday!

With 4th of July around the corner, I decided to make a layout for our 2012 family scrapbook instead of making a card. The tags will hold a 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" photo. They were cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge, inked with white chalk ink and I added a white wide eyelet and ribbon. The word "Freedom" was cut from Independence Day as was the "4th of July, but I used my Cricut markers to write it instead of cutting it. I then trimmed around it and and added a shadow by trimming a second color behind it. I added some Stickles, Glitter pen, and markers to the writing. This layout seems a little busy to me in colors in patterns, but its my "fireworks" layout, so that's what you get I guess. LOL.

This pattern paper was super thin, so I cut a cereal box and glued them together for added strength and thickness. Worked perfect.

Use the back measurement foot in your Crop A Dile to make sure all your punches are lined up evenly.

I needed some white wide eyelets...had none, so I used white embossing powder to cover them white. I first use a white paint marker which works, but was taking too long to dry (and I am impatient when putting a layout together) so I wiped it off and use embossing powder. Worked pretty good...but when you squeeze in your CAD it can chip the paint/embossing powder. You've been warned. Hehehe!

I used my tear edge ruler to make the torn strips of paper even.

I added some Stickles to the 4, but it made the three tiny stars inside the 4 almost disappear even though I Stickles around them. So I added some yellow glitter pen to try and bring them out again.

I added some diamond Stickles to "Freedom" and some brads around it. They look like fireworks.

I cut the stars with silver foil paper. So cute!

I will enter this layout into these challenges:
1. Paper Issues -Picnics & Patriots
2. Crafty Sentiments Designs -Red, white & blue
3. Scrappy Moms Stamps - Patriotic Pride
4. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sporty and or Patriotic


Norma G. said...

Fun layout, love all the tearing. Seems I can't do any project without a little tearing it's one of my favorite things to do. Take Care :D

Lin said...

Great layout showcasing the red, white, and blue! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

S`andra V. said...

Love the layout. Super fantastic. The tags and lettering are awesome. If OK with you, I may have to scrap lift a few ideas from this layout to add to a layout I am working on (only if it's OK with you). Thanks for sharing!
Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

Fantastic layout! Thank you for playiong along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

- Mel

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - love the tags
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Red,White and Blue challenge
Lisa x