TGIF!! I’ve got two cards to share with you today, so let’s get down to business, shall we?!
The first card is one that I created for the current CARDS Magazine Blog Challenge – 4th of July Cards/BBQ Invites. I thought the flower looked a lot like fireworks bursting in the sky. I stamped the flowers in Versamark, and then heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. This card also fits a few other challenges:
OCC Weekly Sketch Challenge No. 22
Raise the Bard Challenge #25 - Colors of Your Flag
Stamp Something - Colors of Your Flag
STAMPS: Flower 2 (Impression Obsession), July Fourth (Stampin’ Up!)
INK: Versamark (Tsukineko)
PAPER: Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening CS (Papertrey Ink), White CS (Neenah)
ACCESSORIES: Polka Dot Embossing Folder (QuicKutz), Cuttlebug, White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Enchanted Evening Satin Ribbon (PTI), Self-Adhesive Gems (Icon), Pure Poppy Button (PTI), Baker’s Twine (PTI), Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!), Blue Metallic Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Tags Five Die Cut (Spellbinders)
The second card is being submitted for the Impression Obsession Lazy Days of Summer challenge. How stinkin’ cute is this polka dot popsicle?!! When I saw it, I just had to have it (I got a bigger one, too). If this doesn’t represent the lazy days of summer, then I don’t know what does! The Fourth of July card also qualifies for the Lazy Days of Summer challenge, too, don’t you think? Two chances to try and win that $25 Gift Certificate to Impression Obsession!! BONUS!
This card also fits the Shabby Tea Room Week #16 - Popsicles and Pinwheels challenge.
STAMPS: Small Dotsicle (Impression Obsession), The Birds and the Bees (WPlus 9 Design)
INK: Versamark (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER: White CS (Neenah), Blu Raspberry CS (French Poptone), Hibiscus Burst CS (Papertrey Ink), Sweet Summertime DP (Echo Park)
ACCESSORIES: Janome Sew Mini, Apricot Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Yellow Gingham Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!)
Can I share another “Toot Toot” with you all today, too? I spied a sneak peek of my very first card that was published in the July issue of CARDS Magazine. Here’s the sneak:
That’s it for me today. We’re spending the Fourth of July at my sister’s house on the lake. It’s supposed to get up to 70 degrees on Sunday – whoop dee doo!! What are your plans for the 4th! Whatever they are, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!