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Red, white and blue for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop! Oour monthly blog hop for June is a celebration of the 4th of July. Our projects are inspirational, celebratory, patriotic and filled with reds, whites and blues. We are excited to share our creations. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the blog of the next person on the list.
Red White and Blue Thank You Card
My project is a simple red, white and blue thank you card. After months in quarantine, we are invited to a 4th of July BBQ, and this card is for the hosts. We are not even sure if we will go to the event – we are waiting on local virus status and state recommendations. But either way, we have a card to show our appreciation of an invitation to get out of the house, see family and friends, and enjoy an Independence Day p-a-r-t-y!
Since this is a card for a couple (them) from a couple (us), I wanted a masculine flavor, so I grabbed the Rooted in Nature stamp set and selected the tall oak tress. I tired multiple ideas for backgrounds, and finally settled on the Buffalo Check background stamp to give the feel of a red and white tablecloth. And from there, everything else fell into place (eventually!). This is an easy card to make, but truth be told, I messed with the layers and tried several things before I finally finished the card. And, rhinestones to the rescue one more time! The card will work well for the occasion, and I like the way it turned out. What do you think?
Stampin’ Up! Materials
- Stamps: Rooted in Nature, Buffalo Check, Woven Heirlooms (sentiment)
- Night of Navy card stock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded in half at 4-1/4″ for card base, 3-5/8″ x 3-1/2″ layer, 4″ x 3/4″ for sentiment layer.
- Whisper White card stock: 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer, 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ for stamping the background (excess will be trimmed), 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ for inside panel, 3-1/2″ x 3-3/8″ for stamping the trees, 3-3/4″ x 1/2″ strip for the sentiment.
- Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
- Tools: Stamparatus, Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Embellishments: 5″ strip of Real Red Satin Ribbon, one rhinestone, one navy holiday rhinestone, one red rhinestone
- Stamp two navy and one red tree on the 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ white panel. There will be some overlap of the trees, but try to minimize it so you retain the bright color. I liked using the Stampartus for placing the trees and making sure I stamped them upright.
- Stamp the Buffalo Check in red on the white layer. The stamp generally leaves a rustic, distressed look, so I inked and stamped multiple times to get a deep red color. Remember – I was going for the red and white table cloth look 😎 . The Stamparatus helped to line up the checks of the stamp, and enabled me to stamp the image multiple times for maximum coverage. Although you could stamp the background without a Stamparatus, life is much easier and satisfying with one (or two)!
- Trim the stamped checked background layer to 5-1/4″ x 4″ and layer on the 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ white piece. Adhere to the card front. Place the ribbon where the sentiment will be, and glue to the front of the card.
- Layer the stamped trees on the navy panel, then adhere to the checked layer, over the ribbon, centering horizontally.
- Stamp the sentiment “Thank You So Much” on the white strip, centering vertically. Then trim each end of the strip with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Trim each end of the navy strip about 1/8″ longer than the white strip. Glue the white strip to the navy strip. Note – many prefer to use tape runner, which works well. I use glue because it is a little more forgiving and allows more time and wiggle room to straighten the layers.
- Put the sentiment on dimensionals and adhere. Add three rhinestones.
- Adhere the white panel on the inside of the card for writing.
- And that’s it! A bold card that is easy to make, showcasing the great coordination of the Stampin’ Up! products.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll visit the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Song Bird Designs. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Linda K, The Stamp Coach
Thank you for hopping along with us. Please use this line-up as a guide for the Blog Hop.
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
Here are the colors used in the Red White and Blue card for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop. Click on each color to view the Stampin’ Up! products available in each.
And here are the products I used to make the card. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.