Bloggers Challenge wants us to celebrate the 4th. Sweet Stamps is looking for a patriotic or summer card. The Artistic Stamper's June challenge is red, white, and blue. To make my card I stamped the July 4th background stamp on a piece of white cardstock using white acrylic paint. The panel was then colored using barn red distress stain. Using a wet cloth, I wiped the distress ink off the letters. I used the letterpress technique by dry embossing the words with the matching texture fade. I die cut the flag and colored it using distress markers. The book panel was cut using a spellbinders die. The pretty corner flowers are from SweetStamps. They are colored using distress markers with the red flowers made with a Viva Decor red paint pen. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's ChitChat. The rhinestone stars are from my stash.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July.
By the way, I'm sorry about missing last week's challenge. I haven't missed many Bloggers Challenges since I started. I was in Washington DC for a wedding and a little rest and relaxation.