"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CCC #51.... you rock my world!!

Hello friends!!!  Happy Tuesday!!  Hope all of our Canadian friends had a wonderful Canada Day! Fourth of July is just a few days away for those of us in the USA and in honor of that special holiday our cue word this week is "fireworks".  I know that there will be all kinds of fun and explosive (hee hee) cards posted in the gallery this week!  And did you see???   We have two new fabulous designers joining the team:  Gillian and Kimberly... YAY!!  Our special guest designer this week is the super talented Jenny!!!   We also have a sponsor this week... all the fun details can be found here.




So... need to be upfront about this week's cue word.  I was afraid that I wouldn't even be able to complete a card for the challenge.  I have absolutely no fireworks related stamps... NOT.A.ONE!  What to do, what to do?  I found a stamp that I thought would work, but when I got down to stamping with it the results were well... YUCK!!   In to the recycling it went.  Put on my thinking cap and BING... an idea hit.  When two people fall madly, passionately in love at some point you may hear them talk about how there were "fireworks" during that fateful first encounter.  So... how to make my idea work?   I combined a Hero Arts background stamp (Radiant Banner) and a stamp from the MFT set Lovey Dovey Sentiments.  To keep things CAS the background was inked with VersaMark watermark ink, stamped on the cardstock, iridescent embossing powder applied and heat set.  This creates a nice background with just a bit of sparkle.   The sentiment was stamped in SU!'s Real Red and then trimmed out.  The background piece was trimmed down, the heart attached with foam dimensionals and then the piece was adhered to the card base.   The final touch... some vintage red sequins in various sizes.

Thanks for stopping by and for making it through my long post, lol... I cannot wait to see what "fireworks" related ideas all you super talented papercrafters come up with for this challenge!! In the meantime make sure you check out the cards from the rest of the design team: Melissa, Judy, Meghan, Ardyth, Gillian, Maureen, Kimberly, Jen and Tracey and our guest designer, Jenny!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Hero Arts and My Favorite Things; Inks:  Stampin Up! and VersaMark; Embossing Powder:  Judikins Iridescent Sparkle; vintage red sequins

20 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is so punchy!! Super colors are so vibrant!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is the perfect interpretation of this week cue Rosie! Love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very COOL!!

Barb said...

Love how you made it work, Rosie! Fab idea for the cue word and a beautiful card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Such a great interpretation of the cue card!

Nat said...

all I can say is wow, love your cas design and elegant added sequence's. your designs always amaze me :) !!! I had a great Canada Day :) !!!!

Valerie said...

Definitely thinking outside the box has produced a brilliant card Rosie. Love the sequins:)
Val x

mypapercraftworld said...

Such a clever take on the cue card, Rosemary ... the subtle embossed rays are awesome! Anita :)

Meghan said...

Love your take on the cue card this week Rosemary! Happy 4th!

Jen W. said...

Genius, Rosemary! Such a brilliant take on the cue word. :) Love the sparkle from the rays and that sentiment really pops!

Judy1223 said...

Yep, you rocked it all right! Love this clever take on the cue! Have a Happy July 4th!

Greta said...

Wonderfully creative approach to the challenge, Rosemary! Love your card & boy are you getting into the sequin trend!

Jody Morrow said...

Very pretty card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another card to be pinned, Rosemary! This is perfection, wild, loving perfection!! SO the card for a wedding, an anniversary, Valentine's Day, Just Because ... the love possibilities are endless and I love that about it!!

Deepti said...

That fire has really worked :) Love you fiery take on the cue card. Elegant as ever

Viv said...

Great CAS card Rosie, loving the red and those fabulous sequins too:) Viv xx

Pat said...

Great card and those sequins hit the spot too.

Michelle said...

One of your best creations, Rosemary! I love the embossed white on white rays in the background! So cool!

Gillian R said...

So a clever use of the cue word this week and what a fab card

Melissa said...

This is a perfect interpretation of the cue word, Rosemary!!! :) I absolutely love your design too! Perfect!!!