Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day!!!

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

Happy Canada Day!!!  I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend, and hopefully you are able to find some fireworks to watch too!!!

For today's post, I thought this bi-fold card would be very appropriate for the occasion...
and a peek with the bi-fold opened
This is Team Canada (S180) and Oh Canada! sentiment (F080).  Such a fantastic image with all the little Canadian animals!

To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, Glossy Accents were added on the animal's noses. Also, a Gelly Roll - white gel pen was applied on some of the animal's cheeks to add a bit of interest.

For the card base, I decided to create somewhat of a bi-fold card to resemble the Canada flag. So a piece of SU Real Red cardstock was chose.  I was not satisfied that the right hand side of the card would stay closed and lay flat, so I took a one hole punch and some Tombow-Hook and Loop fasteners (thin velcro with adhesive on the back) and punched two sets of them.  I figured that this would be a good way to keep the card closed, yet easy enough to open.

The "Oh Canada" sentiment was stamped with a Memento tuxedo black ink pad and the celebrate is a die cut from a Penny Black set called Celebrations. To complete this card, a bunch of crystal gemstones were applied around the main image.
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
Ink - Tombow Markers - 942, 856, 847, N35, N65, N75, N95, 761, 800, 977, 899, 947, 990 and 942; Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.
Paper - SU Black & Real Red Cardstock and Watercolour paper.
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGelly Roll-white gel penGlossy Accents, Penny Black Die-Celebrations set, Ranger-multi medium matte, Tombow-Hook and Loop Fasteners, hole punch, crystal gemstonesWater Brush and Glue Dots.
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Crafting Andy said...

This is amazing. I totally love this stamp. Hugz Andrea.x

Crafting Andy said...

Oh and Happy Canada Day too. Haha.

Adele said...

Happy Canada Day! This stamp is on my next to buy list.

José said...

Beautiful card, love the bright colours that you used

Linda T said...

Happy Canada Day! Beautiful stamp and card.

Carolina F. said...

Awesome Card Jane!
Happy Canada Day!!!

Renae said...

Very cute card. I love the layout.

Nikki C said...

Love your canada day card

Dora said...

Beautiful card!