Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July - 90th Birthday Card (Cling Wrap Stamping)

Hello and Happy Independence Day to all of my American readers!  My card today is not only a 4th of July card, but also a 90th birthday card for my Grandpa.



The background was done with my Cling Wrap stamping technique.  (Find the tutorial with video HERE.) This tweed stamp usually gives a nice, crisp image.  But with the technique, I get a distressed, grunge look.


The star balloons were die cut with star dies, then cutting the number die into it. I layered it over a white die cut star to make sure you could read the numbers easily.  The bit of bakers twine finished them off nicely.  The inside was decorated with stars and sweet sentiments.


Supplies: Hero Arts Tweed background stamps, Our Daily Bread Designs Shine on and Patriotic Pennants stamp sets, Darice Star dies, Hero Arts Classic Numbers dies, Carta Bella It’s a Celebration 6x6 paper pad, Hero Arts Red Royal and Navy inks.

I would love to enter this in Cards In Envy’s Twinkle Little Stars Challenge, and SimonSaysStamp’s Monday Challenge Red White and Blue and Crafty Hazelnut’s July Patterned Paper Challenge.

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13 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Perfect card for both occasions Heidi! Happy July 4th.

Carol L said...

Congrats on your grandpa's 90th birthday, wow!! Love this fun and festive card, especially the technique you used for the background! It looks awesome!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How wonderful to still have your granddad! Wish him a happy birthday! Happy Independence Day!!

Sherri Thacker said...

Happy Birthday to your grandpa!! My Mother in law will be 95 this month! I love that cling wrap technique will have to try it! It looks so easy! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Cards in Envy.

*Vicki* said...

What a really fun card! You've succeeded wonderfully with the cling wrap technique and happy birthday to your grandpa! Happy 4th of July!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so cool with the more grungy look. I love your card.

ßeulah ßee said...

I bet your Gramp's is a firecracker and so is your card! Nicely done!

cass said...

Great paper combo, thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month

Beth Norman said...

Happy Birthday to your grandpa. I miss hearing stories from the good ol days my grandpa used to talk about.

You did a terrific job on the card and putting the numbers on the balloons was very clever.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is great he is celebrating a 90th birthday, he will Love this! Love the distressed look you got with your technique to the background and the sparkle paper on the stars, the twine bows do top it off perfectly!

Emma Williams said...

Lovely card and I'm sure your Grandpa loved it...what a wonderful way to celebrate his 90th! Thank you so much for sharing your special project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

aussie aNNie said...

WOW BELATED birthday wishes to your grandpa. Bless him...hope he loved your delightful card, love your background technique too.x

LisaM said...

Happy birthday to your grandpa!
Love all the stamping on your card. Fabulous take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!