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