I started with simply stamping Dot from RRD's Milliner Misses with Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the center of a 4" x 6" piece of cardstock. I then masked her and stamped the star from Carnival Dreams (also Rogue Redhead Designs...I know...you are totally surprised) seven times in the top left-hand corner. I masked these images as well.
I then blocked out the portion of the postcard that I wanted to have a blue background, again that would be the top left-hand corner. I set up my mask for this using the lines on my board, but then transferred the masked card to a piece of waste paper so I wouldn't get everything extra messy.
That's when I broke out the Distress ink! I used Faded Jeans for my navy blue and sponged it all over the exposed rectangle and over the masked stars. As the masks were so tiny, I made sure to pounce the ink with the cotton ball rather than drag it.
As masks this small and pointy can never be perfect, I pulled my aquabrush into use and added a little more ink where there were small halos.
Okay, you know where I am going with this card at this point! So, now I had to create stripes. I have some extra long post-its, but obviously they do not have sticky stuff the whole way across their length so I added some repositionable adhesive to the length of the torn stripe just to hold it down a bit better.
From here, I took my Fired Brick Distress ink and did some more pouncing to create some distressed stripes.
Once, the masks were all removed, I ran and washed my hands which were a patriotic red, white and blue. The white being my extra pale never-able-to-suntan skin. Now that I was uninked, I used my copic markers to give Dot a little bit of a pop. I chose yellow for her suit as I already had 2 primary colors on my piece and figured I could not go wrong with 3 out of 3.
Here's how the final piece turned out!
I am entering this patriotic postcard in the following challenges:
Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars and Stripes
Shopping Our Stash - Red, White and Blue (or your flag colors)
Craft Your Passion - Red, White and Blue
Hope everyone has a fabulous 4th!