April 29, 2008

Patriotic arts

I've been working on some 4th of July projects. These were super easy to make with the help fo some chipboard, designer paper and punches.

The small red star at the top is simply designer paper covering a star chipboard. The navy stars were created by tracing the stencil that remained once I removed the initial chipboard star. I find by tracing the inside of your chipboard stencils you get a much better fit to cover your peice.

The bright red star on top of the Nayv and the little white star on top of that were both created using my Stampin' Up! star punches. These are peices I'm using for an upcoming class in June at the Whole Food market. I've even painted a pot to match!

I purchased this cute wooden Liberty heart at a local antique shop (although...I'm sure it is not antique). It was the perfect inspiration for creating the cardstock covered chipboard heart over on the left. I finished off the entire peice by rubbing my white craft pad on top. The small white stars is from a Christmas stamp set I purchased earlier in the year. Just goes to show how versatile rubberstamps really are.


Denise~ said...

Love your chipboard pieces, those will make a great "fourth" project!


Vicki Parson said...

How cool!! Love the chipboard!! Great idea for the 4th!! TFS!