Creating this 4th of July card is a perfect way to celebrate Independence Day! A wonderful card to give to others to commemorate hope, freedom, and friendship. Make sure to give this to friends and family this 4th of July!
It is fun, it is flashy, and it is the 4th of July. I used full-size 8.5-inch x 11-inch sheets of paper and trimmed them to size after foiling them. The Shine, Pearl White, 6.5-inch square envelope requires a card that is 6.25-inch square so that it fits nicely into the envelope. Refer to the photos as you go along.
Instructions for July 4th Card:
- Print the Plike, Royal Blue, 122 lb cover with the “Preamble to the Constitution”. My laser printer is set to the darkest setting, which I stepped back a tad, since, for me, it prints a little cleaner. I printed the front, let it dry very well, and then turned it over and printed the back. Practice on some copy paper first. I use the manual feed on my Okidata B411d. Each printer is a little different.
- Print the Shine, Pearl White, 107 lb cover with the “Happy July 4th”, also using a laser printer.
- I put my laminator on the highest setting and used the plastic carrier board and copy paper. For the Royal Blue, I used one very long piece of Pigment White, heat transfer foil, and doubled it over to cover both sides at once. I put a sheet of copy paper between the card paper and the carrier board and put 2 sheets of copy paper on the top. I ran it on 3 sides. Then I turned the paper over and ran it on 3 sides again. Since the Plike was run a total of 6 times I found a very light layer of the white foil had tinted the paper, so make the foil large enough that when you trim the card it won’t show.
- The Pearl White was covered with a small piece of Metallic Red heat transfer foil. I just cut the foil to cover the print. But I only ran it 3 times, so it didn’t heat up enough to leave foil anywhere but the lettering. Trim the paper so it is 6.25-inch square. This is the inside of the card. Refer to the photos below on how to make this July 4th Card.
- Trim the Royal Blue to 6.25-inch wide x 7-inch long to include the lettering for “Home of the brave because of the free”. Score and fold the paper front to 6.25-inch square Using both the 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch ScorTape on the tiny back section of Royal Blue, attach the inside of the card to the front of the card.
- Using Pearl White cut a flag with Tim Holtz Alterations, Old Glory. Add some 1/8-inch ScorTape to the back and a little Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue, and then attach the flag to the card front. Refer to the photo for placement, according to the lettering, or put where you like it best. Use glue to add a star cut from the same Old Glory die using Stardream Metallic, Mars, 105 lb cover.
- You are done! Happy 4th of July! Enjoy!
- Royal Blue, 122 lb cover
- Pearl White, 107 lb cover
- Pearl White, 6.5″ square envelope
- Stardream Metallic
- Mars, 105 lb cover
- Tim Holtz Alterations, Old Glory
- Laminator: mine is Tamerica/Tahsin 13″ SM 330
- Heat Transfer Foils: Colorfoils.com, Pigment White & Metallic Red
- ScorTape 1/4″ & 1/8″
- Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue