Happy Independence Day!

Hello and welcome to my blog I just wanted to take a couple minutes of your time to day and wish you a safe and Happy 4th of July holiday. I hope that you have a safe and fun time watching, or playing with fireworks. I do have a little card to share with you today also.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

My card today uses the Rays of Light Background Stamp from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and the Splendid Day Bundle from the July - December Mini Catalog. The Rays of Light Background Stamp was a fun one to use to create the fun patriotic firework styled background. I used my Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker, Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Marker and the Stamparatus to create the background. I inked up every other ray in one color and stamped it on the Basic White Cardstock panel. This was super easy using the Stamparatus.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Next I cleaned off the first set of rays (while leaving everything in the Stamparatus) and inked up the second set. This time I inked up the rays that I had not inked up before, and stamped it again. The Stamparatus allowed for the perfect placement.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

To finish off the card I stamped my sentiment from the Splendid Day Stamp Set onto a scrap of Basic White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black Ink and used the half moon die from the Splendid Stems Dies to cut it out. I then popped that up onto the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals and added a few Iridescent Rhinestones to adda little sparkle and shine. I hope that you have a happy and safe 4th of July!















Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins


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