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Here we go with another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Since we're almost on 4th of July, this week's theme is 


As it's a first Monday of the month, we showcase a particular brand.
This time we use DARKROOM DOOR products!  

 As always you can win a $50 voucher and spend it

Here in Poland we obviously do not celebrate 4th of July 
but I decided to join my crafty US friends' celebration 
and made this commemorative card for their Independence Day. 

Since I wanted my colors to be very soft and a bit "frosted"
I covered all my surfaces with some layers of white gesso
using the dry brush technique which I really love.

First I covered my base with modeling paste through Darkroom Door Mesh stencil and then colored it with blues. When it dried I used the dry brush technique and soften the color with white gesso. 

Remember THIS project? My today's butterfly is the "leftover" 
or the inside of that background panel :-) As it was divided into 2 parts, 
I sewed it giving an extra detail to the die cut. 
I colored it with red and after drying, covered with several layers 
of white gesso using the same dry brush technique. 

The panel behind the butterfly is just this amazing 3D embossing folder 
used with a deep blue cardstock and touched with white gesso 
by a dry brush again. 

The red frame is a leftover from THIS project :-) 
I just shorten it to make it square. 
It seems I never throw away anything!

Happy 4th of July! 

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