Monday, July 1, 2013

United We Stand

I'm so excited to be joining the Friends of Speedy TV  (FOSTV)Design Team
Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps (a Hendrich Company)! 

 The Challenge (#79) for my very first card is
 4th of July

I've used the Be Proud 2013 Stamp Set for this creation which you can purchase here.


Here is my photo tutorial, if you care to follow along.

 The "United We Stand" sentiment was stamped with the Black ink, scor-tape was placed around it and glittered.  

The ends were cut in a "V" and distressed with the Fired Brick Distress Ink.

After stamping the heart image with the black archival ink
 (and left to dry - VERY important otherwise it will smear), 
I colored the image with colored pencils, added the crystal sparkles craft paint to the white stripes and the outside of the image and cut to size. 
 Cut a piece of white card stock larger than your main image and cover the outside edges with embossing ink.  Emboss with red tinsel powder.
Cut some of the small red starts from the glitter roll and attach to image with glue dots.
Use foam tape to attach image to embossed heart.

The crystal sparkles were added to the outside of the heart image

 Lengths of red and blue ribbon were attached to the white card base with the ATG (spacing to fit) and the glitter roll was attached to the top and bottom of the card.

One of the sentiments was attached with foam tape for placement of the remainder of the embellishments.

I added a white satin bow attaching with clear foam tape.
A few more of the stars from the glittered roll were cut and added randomly to the heart and the bow, and the heart sentiment and border were added with foam tape.

Close up of finished card

Materials Used:
  • MFP - Stamps - Be Proud 2012
  • Brads - MFP - Star Brads Mini (Red White and Blue)
  • Colorbok Card Stock - White
  • Satin Ribbon (red, white and blue) - Dollar Tree
  • Recollections Glitter On A Roll (Michael's) #207278 81470-2012-01
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Fired Brick)
  • Ranger Embossing Tinsel (Red)
  • Blue Glitter (Walmart)
  • Tulip Productions Crystal Sparkles Fine Line Paint Writer (Dimensional Fabric and Craft Paint)
  • Scor Tape 1/8"
  • ATG
  • Foam Tape
  • Colored Pencils


  1. Huge congrats Trudy on your new dt position. So well deserved. Your card is awesome and so creative. Thanks for sharing the how to as well.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Fantastic card:) how you have used the stamps:) x Congratulations on making the DT x
    hugs Nikki x

  3. Love the detail you have shared about your star spangled creation. Good to have you on the team. Happy creating.

  4. Beautiful card Trudy! Love all the dimension you created. So glad you have joined the team ;)

  5. A gorgeous card! You use glitter in a most amazing way!