Celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps


Today I’m celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps.

First I needed a patriotic background. To create that, I used Adirondack alcohol inks, in particular the set that you can get at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. That has all the colors you need in them. I started with the red and dropped a little bit of ink onto the felt blending tool along with the blending solution. Now I carefully wiped it over the paper (also included in the set) and created the stripes. I left the top left corner empty to add the blue ink here. I also added some drops of the blending solution directly onto the blue part of the paper to create these splotches.
In the Making 1

An American flag is not an American flag without the stars, so I grabbed a tiny star stamp (from a random Lawn Fawn set) and used gold pigment ink to give them a settled but distinct shine.
In the Making 2

Now I stamped the Carnival Border onto a scrap piece of card stock and ran it through my Scan’n’Cut. I adhered that to the front of a white frame, cut the sides of, added foam tape to the back and adhered the frame on top of the flag.
In the Making 3

Here are some close-ups. Can you see the shine of the stars and hear the sound of the carnival?
Close Up 1

Close Up 2

And the final card:
Celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps

Supplies Used

Happy 4th of July to all of you. I hope you have an amazing day!


  1. What a great 4th if July card!

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