Supplies (all Stampin' Up!®):
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Something to Celebrate
Card stock: Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Subtles Glimmer brads, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Gold Detail embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine
They didn't come out quite as sparkly as I wanted, but you get the idea. The cool thing is that these are actually flower stamps! Yep, they are the same stamps I used in the second card in the post A Walk in the Garden (June 9, 2012). If you look closely, you can see that the larger "firework" is actually the detail stamp for the orange flowers, and the smaller one is the detail stamp for the purple flowers. I even used one of the stem stamps to create the "trail" for the large fireworks.
|Inside of card: A couple more fireworks and a quick|
To finish off the card, I stamped the word "celebrate" and then hand-trimmed around it to make a waving banner. Before I adhered it to the card with a brad I gently bent it down in the middle and up on the end to add some dimension. I added another touch of Cherry Cobbler with some baker's twine wrapped around the bottom of the card.
With that card finished, I decided to make one more patriotic card, this one with a more vintage feel:
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Card stock: River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Stripes embossing folder, large and small star punches, hemp twine, paper piercer, mat pack, sponge, Dimensionals
|Inside of card: A few small punched stars.|
I hope you and your loved ones -- whether near or far -- have a safe and happy holiday. Thanks for stopping by!