Monday, July 6, 2020

Try This Simple Red, White + Blue Summertime Card

Hey there crafty friends! I hope you had a great 4th of July. Is it too late for me to sneak in one more card in RED WHITE AND BLUE? I have had fun making festive, patriotic handmade cards this season, so I'll link a few others at the end of this post if you've missed them.

Today's blog post is part of Die Cut Obsession Day on the Impression Obsession blog, and I've got a sweet and simple card idea that you can easily customize for any occasion. Ready to take a look?

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I used the Stars die set which takes plain old STARS to the next level. One die creates a star with tiny star cut outs, (TIP: use those tiny stars as extra details!) Plus, the star outlines can mix and match. 

I die cut stars from two shades of blue. Using multiple shades of red or blue is a simple way to expand your color palette, while maintaining a patriotic feel. Now, take a look at this card, but picture the stars in a rainbow of colors - depending on the colors and sentiments you use, you could easily take this idea and make it a birthday card, a summer hello card, or so much more. Die cut a bunch of stars, and then make up a whole stack of cards at once!
I hope you had a fun and festive 4th of July weekend! Be sure to head to the IO blog and find a list of all the designers participating in Die Cut Obsession day.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Looking for more patriotic inspiration? This card uses the same Stars dies seen above. Find the whole blog post (along with another project) at:
Make patriotic cards for holidays and heroes using the Stars dies from Impression Obsession. #patriotic #cardmaking #lauralooloo
You might also like these cards, with more of a stamping focus. Find them here:
patriotic cards made with rubber stamps from Fun Stampers Journey. Click to see tips, ideas and lots of inspiration for patriotic card making and crafts. #cardmaking #handmadecards #rubberstamp


TLady said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Laura!!! LOOOVE the Red, White & Blue!!!AND ALL of the stars & strips SO CREATIVELY DONE!!!! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3

luvhymns said...

Red, white and blue stars.... beautiful cards!