I finally finished my project for Eileen Hull's Art with Heart July Challenge - Red, White and Beautiful.
I had the box (Sizzix Blocks/Cubes 3D) and panels all made and put together but just couldn't decide how I wanted to decorate it. But now the deadline is one day away so I put the creative engine in full gear! And here is my interpretation of Red, White and Beautiful!
I used a Clock Key for the top and tied some wrinkled seam tape around it in a bow and let the tails dangle down.
The 3D Star die is from Savvy Dies and the gem stars are from JoAnns. I used 2 thick foam dots layered together in the center of the star to adhere it to the sides of the block.
Given that fall and getting back to school are just around the corner (although I do NOT want to wish the summer away!!) I'll save this to give to "a star student' in the fall. The top of the box opens so a little treat can be placed inside. The stamp and stitched banner are from Lil' Inker Designs.
For the panels - I stenciled a big strip of white card stock using Wendy Vecchi's Translucent Embossing Paste and Tim Holtz Layering Stripes Stencil. Then I inked the panel with both Salty Ocean and Festive Berries Distress Inks. To finish it off - I stenciled Graduated Stars from MFT in Archival Black ink. Then I cut the panel into 2" squares and adhered them to the cube. You can see it most clearly on the bottom side here.
So I guess I'm finishing this project just in time to find out what the August Art with Heart Challenge will be!
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink - Bunny Star - Lil' Inker Designs
Paper: White Little Sizzles Mat Board, White - PTI, DP October Afternoon Farm House and Sidewalks.
Ink: Ranger Distress Salty Ocean and Festive Berries, Memento Tuxedo Black, Archival Black.
Accessories: Stripes Stencil - Tim Holtz, Graduated Stars Stencil - MFT, Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste, sticky stars - Joanns, 3d Star Die - Savvy Dies, Stitched Sentiment Flag Die - Lil' Inker Designs, thick foam dots, Idea-ology Clock Keys, Sizzix Block/Cube 3D.