Today I am going to share another patriotic card with you that would be perfect for the 4th of July. I am planning on using it for a birthday card myself but the nice thing about it is you can choose to use it however you want. Ready to start? Let's go.
Isn't he cute? I started with a base card of Night of Navy cut at 5 1/2" by 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I added a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Whisper White to this using runner adhesive. For the top layer, I cut a piece of Real Red to be 4" x 5 1/4". I then took a 2" x 2 1/2" piece of navy and ran it through the big shot using my stars impression folder. I used my white gel pen to color a few of the stars and set this aside to dry. I then took a scrap of white and cut off 1/2" strips. I attached these to the red using my 2 way glue pen. Once attached I trimmed off the ends that hung over and then attached the navy stars piece to the corner with runner adhesive. This was attached to the base with runner adhesive. I cut a piece of shimmer champagne card stock at 3" x 3 1/2" (this might not be exact but I think it's close) and attached it to the center of the card front with the runner adhesive.
To make Uncle Sam's hat, I started with a piece of white that was around 2" x 2 1/2". I added a couple of shimmer red card stock strips that were 1/2" in width to this with runner adhesive. I added dazzling diamond glitter to the white strips of the hat with my 2 way glue pen. The hat brim is a piece of navy that I had left over (it's about 1/2" wide also). Using the 2 way glue pen, I added blue glitter to it and attached it to the card with the 2 way glue pen. I also added 3 stars punched out with the star punch from the holiday set. They are champagne also. Before attaching them, I added a star brad to the center of each - one red, one white, and one blue. They were then attached to the hat using glue dots.
The beard, hair and mustache are all from the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch. The hair on the forehead is just a piece of the circle attached to the brim of the hat. The mustache is 2 of the scallops still attached and cut to just be half circles. Whisper White was used for these as well as the white of the eyes. I also used Night of Navy for the eyes and Basic Black too. I used Blushing Bride for the face and the nose. The face is a 1 3/4" circle. The eyes and nose are from the owl builder punch. I drew the mouth on with a black marker. All pieces are adhered using my 2 way glue pen. The finished Sam is attached to the card with his hat using dimensionals.
Well that's it for this week. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Have fun and be safe. I will see you all next month!!! Thanks for stopping by today to visit.