Military Tribute Card – 4th of July Card with Splatter Background

Today I thought I would create a Military Tribute Card. The fact is, there aren’t enough words or enough time in the world to properly give a military tribute to all of the service men, women and their families for their multitude of sacrifices. I thought since today is Memorial Day, we should take some time to honor them and thank them for their sacrifices. I also thought about our freedom and independence. Why not to create a patriotic card for 4th of July. I thought it was a good time to honor our military for Memorial Day and show you a card to celebrate Independence Day too.

No matter what type of learner you are, we have you covered. We have a video tutorial above or below is a pictorial to help those that like to learn in this way. Let’s get started!

Here are the materials you will need to create this card:

Tie Dye and Splatter Stamp Set

Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set

Two different colored inks (I used Faded Jeans and Festive Berries Tim Holtz Distress Inks)

Memento Ink – Black tuxedo


Card base

Paper for sentiment




Stamp Block

Supplies w text

Take out your card base, two colored inks, stamp block and stamps.

Stamp background

Ink your stamp thoroughly

inking stamp

The result will look like this with distress ink. Notice it has a worn look. This is part of the design of the ink-to give it a “distressed ink” look.

stamped background blue

Stamp your pattern on the card base and clean off your stamp. Repeat inking and stamping with secondary color. Clean off your stamp.

Repeat and clean off stamp

Take off stamp and replace it with the smaller splatter stamp. Ink with each color to create your pattern, cleaning off  the stamps when switching between colors.

Place smaller splatter stamp on block

Your background pattern will look similar to this depending on your preferences when creating. Set aside to ensure background is dry.

Inked with both colors small stamp

Take out your black ink, sentiment and paper to stamp on.

Adhere sentiment on stamp block

Stamp your sentiment on your paper.

Ink and stamp sentiment on paper

Punch out your sentiment.

punch out sentiment

Take out your twine. Wrap your twine around your punched out sentiment. I wrapped it five times.

Wrap twine around punched out sentiment

Tie your twine in a knot and cut off excess twine. Pull apart the twine to give it a frayed look.

Tie twine, cut excess and fray edges

Place adhesive on the back of the sentiment and adhere.

Apply sentiment with adhesive

Your military tribute card project is complete!

Both cards

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