Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July...

Hi folks, I'm sharing a card using some of my favourite Tim Holtz products to wish all my friends in the USA who will be celebrating Independence Day today, a very Happy 4th of July...

I created a "stars and stripes"panel by fixing Tim Holtz Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock,which I lightly sanded to reveal a little of the kraft core, on to a panel of white card, added Correspondence Design Tape around the edges and applied Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Stars Mini Layering Stencil from Set 11.
I fixed Correspondence paper, trimmed slightly smaller, to a 7" x 5" card blank with Distress Collage Medium Matte, matted the panel on to white cardstock and fixed on top.
I die cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Dimensional Stars Thinlits from Correspondence paper, inked the creases with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using a mini round blending tool and added Idea-ology Small Talk Occasions Stickers.

I applied a coat of Clear Gesso to the large paper doll (a great tip from Paula Cheney) which gives the slippery surface some tooth and makes colouring with Distress Markers much easier
I fixed the paper doll in place with 3D foam and die cut "Brave" from Classic Kraftstock and white card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Shadow Script 1

and added an Idea-ology Numeric painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint using my favourite finger dabbing technique

Happy Independence Day
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. What a fabulous make for the 4th of July Celebrations Kath x Love the layers and wonderful details as always

    TFS Annie x

  2. this is a great card for the 4th! Love the Shadow Script Brave - that red belly pops off the white. You are awesome Kath!

  3. Love, love, love this gorgeous card, it makes me feel patriotic even though I am not American, but maybe it is the Canadian in me.... Hugs, Anne xx

  4. This is stunning Kath! I love the layers and wonderful design.
    Linda xxx

  5. Thank you for your wishes! As I'm viewing this, I hear firecrackers sounding in the background. I am thankful to be an American and hope that we can hold on to those values and ideals that were the basis for our very beginning. Today was a fun, family day and we were thankful for each other and our country!


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx