Saturday, June 30, 2012

American Celebration!

** Editing post to play along in the "Patriotism Challenge" on the Heart2Heart Challenges Blog.**  
It's a great site with lots of fun inspiration, check it out.  Funny thing is the last time I played along on one of their challenges was two years ago this same time of year and same theme.  My card ended up being one of the top 5 of the week back then.  Click HERE to see that card.

Happy Saturday to you!  I thought I'd share one of the cards we made in my latest card workshop this past week.  The theme this time around was "Summertime".  We made five fun, bright and sparkly cards.

This particular card was created in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  I love how it turned out.  I still haven't found my best setup for photographing my cards though (they always look better in person), but here it is.


Isn't that fun?  It's a larger card than we usually make, a 5x7.  We used the stamp set called "American Celebration" to random stamp the fireworks and the large star and banner in Cranberry & Moonstruck ink colors.  The star shape can be cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, although I cut mine by hand so it's do-able either way. The striped paper is from the Superhero paper pack.  It worked great for this card with the reds and blues. And of course we added lots of bling, larger sparkles in the centers of the large fireworks and bitty sparkles in the center of all of the small bursts. The Baker's Twine is a fun addition to any card. This particular color is not from Close to My Heart, it's from The Twinery and the color is "Denim". I must admit I'm a bit of a Baker's Twine hoarder, so I have oodles of colors.

Here's a bit of a close up of the card.  I was trying to show that the Star and the little "Celebrate" banner were both popped up.


Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed and I hope you have a great 4th of July holiday next week!  Check back tomorrow to see another of the cards we made.

11 comments:

Heather Stewart said...

Kandi- I loved this card so much, that I immediately flew to my craft room and created it! I will have it on my blog soon, giving you FULL credit! Thanks for the inspiration. I love your work!

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-Heather :-)

Kandi said...

Haha, thank you Heather! I'm glad you liked it.

Dorothy said...

Awesome Card Kandi! I love the large fireworks with the two colours, they are so eye catching. I'm off now to check out other creations on your blog!

Haley D. said...

Glad you're back playing with us again at H2H! I love how the black star mat makes that red star pop!

Shirley Ross said...

Beautiful

Cheryl said...

What a great card! I love the background stamping you did. The colours really pop! Thanks for playing at H2H!

Becca Whitham said...

Your card really pops. Get it? POPS! Sorry...couldn't resist. Truly, your colors and stamps are so well put together that the whole card just shouts with patriotic joy.

CreatErin said...

Great card Kandi! I love all the fun design you've incorporated :)

Dania said...

Glad you came back and shared this lovely card! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing on H2H. :)

Scrapcrazy said...

Love the card, the photography of the card looks great, I have trouble with that as well.
Diana

MADELINE MORCELO said...

Lovely and so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us @ this week
H2H challenge.
Madeline