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Q-tips and Patriotism

>> Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Today is a special day in the United States - a day full of barbecue, hot dogs, fireworks, and family.  Red, white, and blue are the reigning colors.  My card today celebrates all of that.  It also celebrates Q-tips.  Yes, Q-tips.  I made the striped background of today's cards with a bunch of Q-tips bundled together and dipped in ink.  It is a way to do warp speed pointillism.

After the background was done, I folded it up and sponged on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.  Then I stamped on the Starry Background stamp in white ink - you can barely see the stars, but they are there. I sponged on a bit of white ink on the folds too.  I added the Star Wreath and  the Happy Independence Day Greeting  done on black with white embossing powder.

This was super fun to make, and I will never look at Q-tips the same way again!

Hugz and Happy 4th of July if you are celebrating it.



Shelia said...

Nancy, this is amazing! Can't believe you created that background with Q tips, so creative! Love your cut out star wreath in silver & gold. Very pretty! Happy 4th of July!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful patriotic card, Nancy! Your bg looks amazing (they always do!). Love the grid tile look & wreath of cut out stars. Yep..I'm thinking it's time for hubs to fire up the grill! I just wish it wasn't so dang humid outside.

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh I love this card! Your bg is really really cool! Looks like OLD glory and love the ring of stars! Amazing card Nancy!

Samantha said...

I love your super patriotic card, Nancy! That's an awesome background and your fussy cutting is amazing!

Sue said...

Another incredible background Nancy! What a great idea using a group of q-tips! Fantastic job cutting out the stars too!

Karin said...

Your backgrounds are always amazing and this is no exception! I can't believe it was made with q tips! Love the tip to bundle them together for a speedy (ish) project :) Perfect post for the 4th!

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