Thank you for joining me today, here is my festive Canada Day blog post. This year Canada is celebrating 155 years as a nation and I could not think of a better way to celebrate Canada Day than to make this cute card for a few close friends. As they are also celebrating their birthday’s too. So let’s get started.
Step 1: Out of mixed media card stock I used Oxide Ink and started with Twisted Citron, next I blended in my Rustic Wilderness oxide ink. I then added Tumbled Glass and blended along the top with Unchartered Mariner (Which by the way is my new favorite new color for the oxides). Last step using my fan brush I splattered with water and dabbed it with some paper towel, set it aside and let it dry.
Step 2: Next I cut the Moose and Beaver critters from Joset’s Collection. The Beaver was cut from kraft cardstock and colored over with Rusty Hinge Oxide (This gives the beaver a more reddish brown fur). I cut the moose from a medium brown, dark brown and grey card stock and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Ink. For the Canadian flag I cut a heavy piece of white cardstock 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 and the red cardstock strips are 5/8 x 1 1/2, I lightly inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink. Next I used my Turkey die set and cut the leaves from red cardstock and used the Maple leaf in the center of my flag. The trees where cut from the Mason Jar set out of medium green and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.
Step 3: I attached my tree first only adhering along the center of the tree, this allows you to lightly fold up the branches giving it a 3D look. I added the small tree from the collection next to the large tree. I double pop dotted the moose over the smaller tree bending out the lower branch over the moose. Next I added pop dots onto the beaver and the back of the flag. I used a miscellaneous curved die for the flag pole. ** Last step I like to take a white heavy body paint and speckle my card.**
I hope you enjoyed todays blog post and brought you some inspiration, Have a wonderful creative weekend!
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