Liberty Collection Cards with Andrea Shell
Hello! It’s Andrea Shell from blissfullyscrappy.net with you today. I had the pleasure of creating with the Liberty Collection recently and have two cards to share with you. This collection is lots of fun and pairs perfectly with the previously-released Sunday Drive Etched Dies.
For my first card, I stayed true to the theme of the collection and created a fun, patriotic card. From colored, metallic, and foil cardstocks, I die-cut the various elements with the Liberty Sunday Drive and Sunday Drive Die sets. I adhered all of the pieces together with liquid adhesive.
To create that festive background, I started by inking up a 5″x7″ panel of cardstock with the following colors of Distress Oxide: Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot. I then placed a fireworks stencil over the panel and applied a layer of Silver Glitz Glitter Gel.
The new Color Block Panel Die is perfect for creating a road for the car. After cutting the road from gray cardstock, I trimmed the sides to 5″ and added Black Soot Distress Oxide. I adhered the road to my background, which I attached to a card with double-sided adhesive, and affixed the assembled car on top with foam squares.
Distress Oxides (Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot), Silver Glitz Glitter Gel, Whimsy Stamps Fireworks Stencil, colored cardstock (white, blue, gray, beige, red, black), gray metallic paper, silver foil paper
For my second project, I thought it would be fun to use the Liberty Sunday Drive Dies in an unexpected way. To create my girl, I used Uncle Sam’s jacket for the pink top and Lady Liberty’s hair for the brown hair. I die-cut the car elements from colored and metallic cardstocks with the Sunday Drive Dies. I adhered everything together with liquid adhesive.
I created that sunny background with the Sun Burst Stencil and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and added splatters of white paint for interest. I die-cut the grass pieces with the Picture Perfect Window Scene Dies and the road with the Color Block Panel Die, adding dye inks to both for depth. I attached the road and grass pieces to my background, which I adhered to a white card.
My main sentiment is from the Make a Scene Bold Greetings Dies. I die-cut it from glitter cardstock and attached it with liquid adhesive. Because the trunk on the car lifts, I thought it would be fun to have a hidden sentiment. This sentiment is from the Sunday Drive All-Occasion Sentiments stamp set. After stamping it onto white cardstock, I trimmed it with scissors and adhered it behind the car, aligning the phrase with the opening for the trunk. Finally, I attached the car to my card with foam squares. I think this would be a great card to give someone heading off to college or to start a new job.
Cardstock (white, tan, black, red, pink, brown), metallic paper (silver, blue), Mustard Seed Distress Ink, dye inks (green, gray)
I had so much fun creating with the Liberty Collection, and I hope I’ve inspired you to check it out! If you’d like to see more of my work, please visit my blog at www.blissfullyscrappy.net. Thanks for stopping by!
Mary Sanders MacFadyen
I REALLY like your 4th of July card…and I’m not even American. It is so perfect!.
Wow both cards are the bomb! Fire works just added that extra touch and I am loving having the road on the cards.