Hey everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today...one of my favorite holidays is quickly approaching, along with one of my favorite holidays to craft for, the 4th of July! Oh how I love the red, white & blue, and what it stands for, what it represents, and how good it is to be an American! I love patriotic crafting, seriously, so for today, I have created a couple of goodies for you, using a myriad of tools, from my Big Shot to my Eclips2. I hope you will follow along to see how I created the following. I hope you enjoy!
I decided today that I wanted to create something from my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine, so I went to the Sizzix E-shape store to browse around and when my wandering eyes caught sight of this firework luminary, I knew immediately I wanted to make that. Then saw a fun "4th of July" sentiment from the E-shape store, so I thought I'd make a fun matching card to go along with it.
To create the card, I first used the Americana Background and Border set, embossing folders by Tim Holtz to emboss a white panel for the front of my card. I then cut out my card using the Ornate Card #3 die and cut out coordinating papers to layer on top.
The cutting sandwich for embossing folders is as follows:
The cutting sandwich for Ornate Card #3
I then downloaded the "4th of July" sentiment from the Sizzix E-shape store, then placed it on my virtual cutting pad, on my Eclips2, resized the image to W: 3.557" x H: 4.540" and clicked the "Scissors" to cut it out. I cut out two in corresponding colors then adhered one on top of the other and adhered to my card front.
Next, using the Stacked Stars die by Tim Holtz, I cut out a few from glittered cardstock and patterned paper and then the Mini Rosettes die, cut one rosette, assembled and layered the stars with the rosettes an adhered them to the card.
The cutting sandwich for the Stacked Stars die is as follows:
The cutting sandwich for the Mini Rosettes die is follows:
I hope you enjoyed the card portion, now for the Luminary....
How absolutely sweet is this luminary? It was literally one cut from my Eclips2 and assembly was just a slit with a tab in the back. Sooooooo easy.
So first I downloaded the Firework Luminary from the E-Shape store, and moved it to my virtual cutting pad.
This is what it looks like after placing it on your pad. I moved it to the bottom of my cutting pad, but that's just my personal preference. I did not change the size of this at all, and the size measures:
W: 11.246" x H: 6.00"
Then clicked the "Scissors" icon and watched it cut out, (it's very therapeutic). :)
Once is was finished, I placed a piece of clear vellum to the inside, machine stitched some red ric-rac to give it a little more oomph....then finally placed some LED battery operated tea lights inside.
There are three designs for the 4th of July for Luminary projects, and I will be making the other two for sure.
I hope you enjoyed my projects today and I hope I've inspired you to create your own. :)
Happy 4th of July, everyone!