Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4th of July Spoiler Alert

This is directed to my daughters who look at my blog. If you don't want to see your 4th of July cards then stop right now!!!  OK.   I'm entering this card in the Retro Rubber 17 Challenge which is to use the Red, White and Blue color combo, sparkles or a Patriotic Theme.

Hopefully my daughters are being patient and waiting so I will proceed with my cards.

I started with a Real Red card base and embossed the fireworks with Versamark and white embossing powder. The fireworks are really the flower petal detail from PTIs new Bloomers set. Next I sprayed Glimmer Mist on the card to give it some sparkle and shine. The Celebrate sentiment was cut from twice and Night of Navy once and the layers glued together. This gives it some depth. Finally I added some sequins for a little extra pizzaz.  I taped the red layer directly to the card instead of popping it up because it was a bit wavy from the embossing and Glimmer Mist. I think it look ok because it still has the depth from the sentiment.

I tried to capture the shimmer on the card but had a really hard time finding a good angle. I think that it looks prettier IRL than in the photo.

My next card is similar but I used a white base and red & blue fireworks. I cut the sentiment from white and sponged on Real Red and Night of Navy. It is also three layers. I added Wink of Stella to the Celebrate to give it some extra shimmer.  The stamped layer is popped up on dimensionals.

I tried to get the shimmery detail on the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!!

Oops! I just realized that my stamp set was not older than a year so I don't qualify for this challenge. Oh well. I enjoyed making the cards. Maybe tomorrow I can try again :-)


Stamps: Bloomers (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Real Red, Night of Navy (SU)
Ink: Versamark
Other: White embossing powder (Hero Arts), Good Times die (PTI), Glimmer Mist, Sequins (Avery Elle)

Stamps: Bloomers (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy (SU)
Other: Good Times die (PTI), Wink of Stella pen, dimensionals


The Apple Crate said...

I love these cards! You are so clever to use the petal details as fireworks, they work perfectly!

Amy Sheffer said...

I love how you used the Bloomers as fireworks -- brilliant!

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