Saturday, July 3, 2010

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL!

I hope everyone has the most wonderful 4th of July ever.  Just remember what it took and is taking to keep us THE LAND OF THE FREE!

I am very proud of this card.  It came into my head as soon as I found this stamp in the clearance bin at Mikes. The stamp is by Stampendous called Star Sparklers.  I stamped it on the red plain paper and then stamped it again on some DP paper.  Embossed the star images and cut out the stars.  Once cut out I popped them up on their sister image. I will tell you a secret.  You see where the blue with the red star is.  Well under that was not a star as part of the stamped image it is something like a sparkler design. What I did was try to use glitter glue to outline it and put some glittery flash on my card.  Holly Crap, I messed it up bad! I obviously have not mastered or even come close to the art of glitter.   It was horrible.  I wanted to cry.  It was like the last thing I was doing on the card.  It was all put together and pretty much done.  I couldn't start over.  I started thinking... think Mary... think.  What can I do.  DING... DING.....DING..  I remembered I have some foam stars.  So I saved my card.  I know as bloggers we look at other cards and go "WOW HOW AWESOME!"  but as the maker we are going "WHEW, IF ONLY THEY KNEW HOW BAD I MESSED THAT UP"   Hahaha.. so now you  know my secret of how bad this card really was at one point. 
  I think this is one of the few times that I created a card with my own design idea.  Not using anyone's sketch.  Sometimes I surprise myself. 

SO PLEASE EVERYONE BE SAFE THIS WEEKEND, BE PROUD OF WHERE EVER YOU LIVE, AND BE GRATEFUL FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS YOU HAVE AROUND YOU.

Challenges:
Craftalicious Challenge #3 - Cute   (I thought this card was soooo cute)



21 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love all of your fireworks and stars! Perfect card for the Fourth of July! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

Awesome card! I love the fireworks and the layout! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Annika said...

Wonderful card! Fabulous colours and layout and I love all the wonderful texture. Thanks for
playing at Stamp Something!
Hugs
Annika

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Patriotic Card!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something! Jo xxxx

Deb said...

This is a great card for the holiday! Thanks for sharing!

marsha said...

Love the fireworks DP and the layout of your stars - just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge!

Andrea said...

I love the layout of this!! Really cool. Thanks for joining the Stamp Somthing Challenge this week!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Very festive Big Mamma! I am ready for the picnic!


Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays!

xoxoxox

LeAnne said...

LOL!! Thanks for sharing your "save"! You're right....if only they knew the booboos we've made, huh?! It turned out fabulously, we would have never known! Keep up the good work!

artisticavenger said...

What a great idea for fireworks! Love it!

MrsETaylor said...

This is such a great card. The dimension is awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar

Margreet said...

Great patriotic card! ...thanks for joining FFF and hope to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet

chilli pip said...

The card is outstanding but the story behind it is even better.
Great save

Marlene said...

Can't tell you messed ANYTHING up. It looks fantastic!!!

Bonnie Garby - Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great Patriotic card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Andrea said...

SO stunning!! I love it!Thanks for joining the Stamp Something Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Those foam stars are SO cute! What a fun card! Thanks for playing along with Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Viv said...

You have every right to be proud of yourself Mary!! You created a wonderful unique to you card and you saved it from disaster beautifully!
Well done! Thanks for playing along with us at Fairy Fun Fridays. Good luck! Viv xx

Kym Weber said...

Your card turned out awesome! Love how you cut the stars out and popped them out! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Hope you’ll join us for our next challenge!

~Hugs~Kym

JanJay said...

Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious

Jan x

Amber said...

Ohhhh so creative!!!! Love it!
RRR Hugs
Amber