I made a layout for my nephew's scrapbook using:
Liberty Bell rubber stamp by Deep Red Stamps
Xyron Create-a-Sticker 250 for the fireworks, the tabs along the inside of the bottom two photos and on the liberty bell.
I started with a white piece of cardstock, glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), Smooch spray ink (Clearsnap) and a star stencil (The Crafter's Workshop). I masked off a portion of the cardstock and sprayed the blue ink over the stencil and then the red. You can see at the top where I did the masking and I didn't like the separation line of the two colors. It was too bold and I wanted a more airy feel to it. From there I sprayed some more ink and inked the edges with distress ink and an ink blending tool (Ranger).
I die cut the fireworks from my Cricut (Ultimate Series cartridge) using blue cardstock (Stampin Up) and red sparkle paper (Recollections). The tabs are also die cuts from my Cricut (Art Philosophy cartridge) and I adhered a date sticker (SRM Stickers) and a 4th of July sticker (The Paper Studio). The photo mats are patriotic theme cards for pocket scrapbooking (Project Life). All the corners of the pictures and the white background paper were rounded (Creative Memories) to match the PL mats. I did not round the corners of the blue background paper (Prima) because I didn't want the other layout to show through. Hope that made sense.
The Liberty Bell is stamped onto off white cardstock (Recollections) with a grey shadow ink (Hero Arts). I inked the edges of the stamped image to match the edges of the background paper. The red mat behind the stamp is red (Stampin Up) with a very gold sparkle to it. I sprayed the red with a mix of gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger) and water. It's so pretty I hated to cover it up.
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