kriss-4thOfJulySet-smOk, so it’s a little bit after the actual 4th of July but as Kriss so poignantly said when she wrote me, Patriotism is good to have all year!

Kriss created this wonderful matched set – an ever so cute card using part of the “For the Brave” stamp and an adorable necklace as well.

kriss-4thOfJulyCard kriss-4thOfJulyNecklace

She sent along great up-close photos, so please do click on any of the pictures to get a closer look. And below you’ll find detailed instructions so you can have fun making these too.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1160-S For the Brave

Instructions: CARD

  1. Mask For the Brave stamp to allow for boy with flag to be inked. Ink image with Jet Black ink, remove masks, and stamp on white cardstock. Color with watercolor pencils and blend. Cut into oval shape. Layer on top of red oval and navy scallop oval.
  2. Cut light blue cardstock to 2” x 4 ½” and adhere to left side of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” white top-folded card.
  3. Cut 5 strips of red cardstock to ½” x 3 ½”. Run strips through embossing folder and adhere to card in flag pattern.
  4. Adhere scallop oval/stamped image to card.
  5. Stamp saying in lower right corner with black ink.

Other supplies:
Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Industries
Watercolor Pencils, Prismacolor
Blender Pen, Marvy-Uchida
Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilties, Spellbinders
Swiss Dots, Embossing Folder, Provo Craft
Cuttlebug Machine, Provo Craft
White, Red, Light Blue & Navy Cardstock
Happy 4th of July stamp, Purple Onion Designs

Instructions: NECKLACE

  1. Mask For the Brave stamp to allow for boy with flag to be inked. Ink image with Jet Black ink, remove masks, and stamp on white cardstock. Color with watercolor pencils and blend. Cut to 1” x 3” and sandwich between two 1” x 3” Memory Glass and insert into 1” x 3” Memory Frame.
  2. Stamp saying part of For the Brave and cut out “brave” and “free”; ink the edges with black ink, and glue to top of glass with Glossy Accents.
  3. Bead jewelry wire with red, white, and blue beads to create a beaded chain. Add a large jump ring to center of chain and attach Memory Frame. Add star charm with additional jump rings.

Other supplies:
Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Industries
Watercolor Pencils, Prismacolor
Blender Pen, Marvy-Uchida
1” x 3” Memory Frame, Ranger Industries
1” x 3” Memory Glass, Silver, Ranger Industries
Glossy Accents, Ranger Industries
White Cardstock
Jewelry Wire, Beadalon
Red, White, and Blue Beads; Star Charm; Toggle, and Jump Rings, Unknown

signature

kriss-spring-card-pin

Kriss decided to create not only a card but a cute little pin as well! They are simply darling. I love the little phrase she added, it fits the image so beautifully.

You can click on either of the photos below to see a detail view…

kriss-spring-card kriss-spring-pin

Here are her instructions if you’d like to give either of these a try.

  1. Stamp Abundance two times with black ink on white cardstock. Color with watercolor pencils and blend colors.
  2. Stamp words two times each with black ink on white cardstock. Trim closely to each word and ink edges with black ink.
  3. PIN: Align one of the images behind a 2” x 2” Memory Glass and trim to size. Add words to image, and then sandwich between two pieces of Memory Glass. Place into a 2” x 2” Silver Memory Frame.
  4. Add beading to bottom and adhere pin back to back.
  5. CARD: Die cut scallop square of bright green cardstock. Trim stamped image to fit, ink edges with black ink and adhere to scallop square.
  6. Cut turquoise cardstock to 5 ½” x 6 ¼”, fold in half to create a 5 ½” by 3 1/8” top-folded card.
  7. Add strip of pattern paper to bottom of card.
  8. Add turquoise ribbon to cover seam of pattern paper.
  9. Adhere words to bottom right corner and attach image to center of card.

Finished card measures 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Card and the pin 2” x 2”

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1135-M Abundance

Other supplies:
Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Industries
Watercolor Pencils, Prismacolor
Blender Pen, Marvy-Uchida
Word Stamps, Innovative Stamp Creations
2” x 2” Memory Frame, Silver, Ranger Industries
2” x 2” Memory Glass, Clear, Ranger Industries
Various Beads
3” Head Pins
Pin Back
Scallop Square Die, Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Turquoise, Bright Green, and White Cardstock
Pattern Paper
Turquoise Ribbon

signature

Design Team Member Kriss created this lovely wearable piece of artwork using a domino. The view on the left shows all the wonderful beads she used to coordinate with what she stamped. The view on the right is a closeup – I love the three little dangling beads. Hmmm…does this mean a new outfit is in order…maybe a new pair of shoes even…

kriss2-necklace

Instructions:

  1. Drill small hole through domino.
  2. Use Alcohol Ink Agate technique to ink domino. Once dry, stamp with Abundance using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  3. Insert large jump ring and use as focal point of necklace.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1135-M Abundance (MMM-butterflies)

Other supplies:
Adirondack® Alcohol Inks, Stream, Stonewashed, and Meadow (Ranger Industries)
Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black (Ranger Industries)

Domino
Various Beads; Seed Beads, Silver Chain, and Jewelry Findings

signature