Happy 4th of July & Patriotic Card Idea

07.04 celebrate fireworks

This rug from the Grandin Road catalog started the creative wheels turning for today’s patriotic card idea (designed by my Stampin’ Pretty Design Group).  Happy 4th!

2016.07.04 fireworks inspiration


  • The Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on Night of Navy card stock anchors the card.  It measures 1 3/4″ x 5″.07.04 close up
  • Mix in some bling!  Three 1 1/2″ squares were stamped in Versamark using the stars from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set.  They were next heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to make the stars shine!
  • Silver Metallic Thread, Silver Glimmer Paper and Night of Navy card stock stars (cut using Star Framelits Dies and a Big Shot) add a serious glitz and glam factor.
  • Say what you want!  The “celebrate” sentiment was created using the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set – a cinch to line up as they are photopolymer (clear) stamps.

07.04 fireworks inspo

  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo above shows key products for today’s patriotic card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

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  1. Michelle Quiinno

    Amazing patriotic card, Mary!

  2. Nancy Farrell

    Oh Mary, I just love this card. It’s so balanced and symmetrical. It’s very festive ans sparkles too. Hope you had a great July 4. ??

  3. YAYYYYYY, now that a 4th of July card,
    Happy 4th to you and yours
    Hugs Frenchie ??????????????????

  4. Lorraine Dougherty

    A little suggestion. I really like your card but it would be more acurate in color scheme if you used the red on the bottom and the blue with the white stars.. I know people with military ties would notice this right away. I love your work and look forward seeing what you come up with daily.

  5. Woo Hoo!! Awesome card inspired by that fabulous rug!!!
    Big hugs and best wishes for a fantastic Independence Day for you and your family.

  6. Ramsey Alexander

    And I love your mix of red, white, blue and silver! Great card!!! More simple elegance! Happy 4th!!!

  7. Kadie in Arizona

    FANTASTIC card Mary. Nothing prettier in my book then a Red, White and Blue card.

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