Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

I have two cards that I have made that I am going to post for 4th of July.  If you have read my post on conserving paper, then you will notice that I have done the same thing when I created these two cards, just in a different way!

The first card I made a few weeks ago when some of my friends were talking about encaustic art.  I went to the store and bought a small craft iron, one that does not have the steam holes on it, rubbed old crayons on it, and then spread it on glossy paper.  This became the background for the card below.  I also used a Spellbinders nestability to cut out patriotric DSP.  The tree that that you see on the card was cut in half and used to make the card look like Tilda was in the woods.  I think this started because I had just watched the movie "Little Red Riding Hood" and it was on my mind.  I cut the tree out with my Silhouette.  I made Tilda's balloon look a little more patriotic by adding an embellishment that was 3D.

The next card uses the negative of the tree image to provide the background for the card.  I then used a stamp that I adore of a little girl watching a butterfly on her shoe.  I put the fireworks up in the right hand corner of the card and put an embellishment on the card that says "look up".  I guess she is too busy watching the butterfly to see the fireworks above.  I hope you like these cards I have posted today, and hope that everyone has a very Happy 4th of July!!!!


  1. GORGEOUS cards Meg..Happy 4th of July..Hugs Loz

  2. What cute cards. They must have taken a lot of thought. Thank you for showing.

  3. Wow! What amazing cards, Meg! I love the encaustic background too. I am definitely going to have to get one of those irons and play.

    Snoopy :D

  4. I love using crayons with the iron have you tried the glitter crayons they burn easier but really sparkle on the paper. Great cards love the tree idea