Happy Early 4th of July

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Hello and welcome back to our blog! Before I begin with my card, I have a small product announcement: our Summer 2017 Release Incentive Products are now available for sale in our shop!

For today, I have a patriotic card for an early Fourth of July card created with our new Eagle and Mountains sets.

I started off by die cutting my eagle shape onto cardstock. I kept it within the panel with some washi tape because this prevented the shifting of the piece of cardstock as I stamped my layers. The reason I die cut my panel first before stamping the actual eagle was to ensure that my stamping was precise and that it coordinated with the die.

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I stamped the body of my eagle starting with the third layer in our Dark Roast ink. Then I stamped the first two layers with Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz. The head was stamped with Crystal Pewter (our lightest gray ink). The tail was stamped with our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. The beak was stamped with Amber Citrine. The feet were stamped in Amber Citrine and Peach Blossom. The details on the head (eye and beak) and talons were stamped with our Noir dye ink. Once my eagle was completely stamped, I took the washi tape off from behind the panel and set the eagle aside as I stamped my mountains.

For my Mountains, I used our Pewter collection inks. I added landscape details by stamping the trees with our Noir dye ink. Next I die cut the mountains using the coordinating die.

Next I used Alizarin Crimson and Indigo Colorbursts to create a watercolored background.  After I dried my watercolor panel, I splattered some clean water drops onto the panel and lifted color off the panel with a paper towel. This helped create some texture to the background.

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Then I created a top folding horizontal cardbase and adhered silver glitter tape to the top and bottom edges. Then I adhered my watercolor panel onto the base and popped up my mountains and eagle over my background. Next I stamped my banner and sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink and then die cut the banner with its coordinating die. I added shading to the banner with my zig markers (haze blue and light gray). Once the banner was complete, I popped it up under my eagle.

I hope you enjoyed my card and video! Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe holiday!

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