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July 8, 2013

Design Team: Caroline Duncan Week 1 Cycle 7

Patriotic Card

It's July! We hope you had a wonderful Holiday weekend! This month is all about ScraPerfect, our July sponsor! And just because Design Team reveal week landed on 4th of July doesn't mean we are not going to give you at least one patriotic project! See what Caroline created today!

Hi Everyone!  Did you enjoy your July 4th plans if you live in the USA?  It’s almost hard to believe it is July already.  If you live elsewhere, you can change out the colors of the card project to fit your country’s colors for a quick Patriotic card when you need it!  Also the nifty crafty tools from our sponsor, ScraPerfect, this month will make your creating time go faster and easier.  I used ScraPerfect’s Crafting Pouch for an anti-static swipe over my card stock before I embossed the background.  Then, the clean-up of my stencil was a breeze using the ScraPerfect Best Cleaner Ever.  I really like the fact it is an Earth friendly solvent.

To create this card, I first embossed the background in 2 steps using the Dreamweaver Stars stencil.  I love using the Crafting Pouch for a swipe across the card stock before starting so all the embossing powder will only stick where it is meant to be.  I did the stars first by masking off the swirly dots and sponging Versamark Ink onto the stars.  Remove the stencil and emboss with Detail White powder and heat set.  Since the Versamark is sticky, you will need to clean your stencil.  This is my first experience with the ScraPerfect Best Cleaner Ever and I really like it.  It is not oily and is odorless.  Both a plus in my book!  It removed the ink so easily.  Once the stencil is dry, replace it back over the stars, and this time mask off the stars with removable tape.  Sponge on Versamark ink over the swirly dots, remove the stencil and apply a glittery blue embossing powder.


The rosettes are super easy with the eBosser!  They are die cut using Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes (2 sizes) die.  I stacked the red and blue card stocks together and cut them in 1 pass through my eBosser.  (Sandwich combination I used from bottom up is: D, E shim, C, die with cutting edge up, card stocks, A.)   It created the score lines perfectly on both pieces!  Before folding up the rosettes, I applied some music tissue tape that I had colored with Salty Ocean and Festive Berries Distress Stains.  I stamped the center discs with stars too.

Then, it just a matter of assembling the card as shown, adding a few flowers, buttons and stick pins from my stash.  Finished card measures 4-7/8 x 6-5/8 inches and is left fold.  Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends! ~ Caroline

Products Used:
eBosser by Craftwell
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch

ScraPerfect Best Cleaner Ever

Dreamweaver Stencils LX7017 Stars
Versamark Ink
Stampendous Detail White embossing powder
Martha Stewart Turquoise Glitter embossing powder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes die (2 sizes)
Bazzill card stock (red, blue, white)
Tim Holtz Music Tissue Tape
Distress Stains (salty ocean, festive berries)
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Classics stamp set (stars from flag)
White organza ribbon
Star shaped buttons
Petaloo Sequin Flower
Mulberry Paper Posy Flowers
Pearl Stick Pins

Thank you Caroline, and welcome back to the team!

See more of Caroline's projects on her blog here:

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