Sunday, July 30, 2017

NC Demos July Blog Hop - Celebrating the Little Things

Good evening!  Welcome to our July Blog Hop!  We are a small group this month due to lots of our members being away on vacation or busy with other activities.  However, I know you will still be inspired!  Like the original thirteen colonies that made up our great nation, we may be little, but we are mighty!  

This month's hop is all about celebrating America and what is great about being an American.  So, I originally thought I would share a card I made with my Cute Cards Quick group this month using the Cool Treats stamp set and the Celebrations Duo TIEF, but then had a moment of inspriation during the night last night to make a festive and sparkly card perfect for celebrating Memorial, Independence or Labor Day!  Or to give to a someone in our armed forces who is celebrating a promotion or retirement.  

Now to give you the scoop on how to make this fun fireworks card!  Here are the cardstock measurements:
Real Red cardbase 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4
Night of Navy 4 x 5 1/2
Whisper White 2 5/8 x 5
Silver Glimmer Paper 2 7/8 x 5 1/4

After getting out your supplies and cutting your cardstock you want to start your card by embossing the "celebrate" from the Celebrations TIEF on your Whisper White cardstock.  Then the fun begins!  Place your cardstock onto your Paper Piercing Mat.  Make sure you have some scrap paper on top of your mat as you will be random stamping off the edges and don't want to get ink on your mat.  Then using the solid stars from the Star of Light stamp set (Yes we are using a Christmas set to make a fireworks card!) randomly stamp all over your cardstock in Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy.  Don't reink every time to get the lighter and darker tones of ink.  You also want to make sure that you don't press down too hard when you are stamping as you don't want to get ink into the letters, just around them.  Finish up the stamping portion of this project by stamping the star pattern onto your Night of Navy cardstock with your Night of Navy ink.

Now it is just time to assemble your project. I built this card from the base up.  I attached the Night of Navy layer to my Cherry Cobbler cardbase using Fast Fuse.  Next, I used a little Fast Fuse on the back of the Glimmer paper to attach the Silver Metallic Thread,  Yes, I went a little overboard, but I like how it turned out! I then attached the Glimmer Paper to the Night of Navy layer using Multipurpose Glue.  It was now time to add my stamped "celebrate" piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.  As a final touch for just a little more bling I added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  I used my Paper Piercing Tool to remove the rhinestones from the protective backing and then to attach them to my card.  This way you get all the sticky that is on the rhinestone and don't waste them.  

And there you have it!  My fantastic fireworks card!  I think it would be a wonderful card for any celebration just by changing the colors.  

That's all I have for this month, but you aren't done yet!  Take a minute to go and see what Laurie has created for you!  I know it's amazing!

Thanks again for joining me for this month's blog hop.  Please let me know if you have questions or would like to order any of the products I used this month.  I would love to help you!  

Happy Stamping!

Our July Blog Hoppers
Tracie Evans Langley  -

Laurie Meier - ‎

Sue Root -

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Posted by Tracie Evans Langley on July 31, 2017 at 11:28 AM #

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