Monday, July 4, 2011

GCD Studios: Happy 4th of July!

Nothing says "Summer" to me more than camping and the 4th of July, so when GCD Studios asked the Design Team to create Summer-themed projects, it seemed only natural to combine a project that included a 4th of July theme with fun and "campy" designer papers like that of The Great Outdoors Collection by Heather Tozzi.

For this projected I used three fun red, white, blue and gray designs from The Great Outdoors Collection including "Happy Camper", "Picnic Table" and "Bandana" (even the names of the paper say "camping-fun" don't they?!). 

I totally love the grid lines and gray hues on of the reverse-side of "Happy Camper" and featured that color by using a scallop circle die cut of that patterned paper behind the image I stamped onto white cardstock. To further play up the gray hues, I then stamped the stars and flag basket topper with black ink and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder and rubbed gray chalk around the bottom of the basket to ground the image on the circle die cut. A little blue chalk rubbed around the top of the image gives the feeling of a "wide-open" summer-sky.  I colored the basket with my Copic Markers in earth-tones and used a light hand on the flag with some pretty Spica Glitter Pens in red and blue.

Instructions to recreate this card: 
  1. Create a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 card base from white cardstock.
  2. Cut piece of red and white patterned paper "Picnic Table", border punch, wrap with Baker’s Twine and tie twine into bow; adhere to card base.
  3. Cut piece of "Picnic Table" red patterned paper and adhere to card front.
  4. Cut piece of  blue and white patterned paper "Bandana" and adhere to card front.
  5. Die cut circle from white cardstock stamp image; heat emboss and color.
  6. Stamp image again on cardstock, color flag, cut out and adhere to colored image with dimensional foam adhesive.
  7. Die cut scallop circle from "Happy Camper" patterned paper; adhere to back of stamped image circle and adhere to card front with dimensional foam adhesive.
  8. Die cut banner from white cardstock, stamp with sentiment and adhere to card.
  9. Adhere Glam Rocks with I-Rock tool.
Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: GCD Studios: The Great Outdoors Collection, “Happy Camper”, “Picnic Table”, “Bandana”
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Stampers Select White”
Stamps: Papertrey Ink “Vintage Picnic” (image and sentiment)
Ink: Memento “Tuxedo Black”, Stampin’ Up “Real Red” 
Fiber: Kraft Outler “Blue Baker’s Twine
Embellishments: Imaginisce: Glam Rocks “Masculine”
Dies: Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large and Scallop Circles Large, Papertrey Ink: “Double Banners”,
Other Tools: Imaginisce: I-Rock tool, EK Success Dotted Lace Border Punch, Pop Dots, Ranger: Embossing Powder "Silver", Copic: Copic Sketch Markers and Spica Glitter Pens and blue and gray chalk from my stash.

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3 Scrappy Comments:

Diana Waite said...

okay that basket is just SO cute! GREAt card!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super fun & festive Beth.
Wishing you a Happy 4th of July. :)

Gina Lideros said...

Hi Beth,
Love what you did with the GCD. Have a safe and happy holiday :)

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