Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Summer or Patriotic

This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making Patriotic or Summer Cards.

 I had fun thinking 'Out of the Box' with this challenge. Can you tell?  I used the top of the Dahlia flower for my fireworks.

Products I used:
 I stamped the Dahlia flower HERE using Ranger Clear Embossing ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.
 I colored over the White Embossing Powder with Copic Markers- HERE  Next, I added Crystal Stickles  over the top of that.
 The image is Cherie from Sweet Stamps. I used Ruby Red ink to stamp the image, then added Creative Inspirations paint Russet Red- a perfect match! The image is stamped on white cardstock that is then placed behind a Blue cardstock  called Blue Sparkle Abysse. The scallop opening in the blue is centered in the middle of the blue cardstock using the Nelli Snellen 007 Oval Multi Die. I added the border using the Marianne Ribbon Border Die 103.  I added Red Russed CI paint over the top for shimmer, and wove a white bow thru the openings.

   I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

PanPastel-Anything Goes
House of Gilli- Red/White/Blue
Made Especially for You- Heat Embossed
The Squirrel and The Fox- Make it Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynn Stevens said...

Genius Shelly using the flower like fireworks for your patriotic card.
hugs Lynn

kiwimeskreations said...

What a delightful card, Shelly. Love all the techniques you have used to make a very 'different' card that is so lovely.

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Aren't you the clever one using the Dahlias for fireworks!! Love your card!! Very pretty!

Anne Temple said...

Your fireworks are so creative. Love how they turned out.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is so elegant and such fabulous use of the flower.

Unknown said...

great job with the embossing challenge, love the way you created your own fireworks! thanks for playing along with us at MEFY!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you did that ribbon at the bottom and I really thought that was a fireworks stamp until I read your post! Fabulous card.

Dawnll said...

So creative using the flowers as fireworks!!!
So pretty

trisha too said...

Shelly, that dahlia worked perfectly, brillian!!!


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Terry said...

Now we really have some fabulous patriotic goodness going on here! Love that image and the fireworks is sheer brilliance!

Unknown said...

Wow such a gorgeous image!!!!! Love the colors and the fireworks!!!!! Go red white and blue!!!!! Fabulous card!!!!

Sandy Fredrick said...

WOW love what you did with the Dahlia, what a unique idea. Love how you colored it with the many layers. Cheri looks like she's having fun.

Stef H said...

what a super pretty card! fun and festive.

i haven't even watered my poor lawn yet. ugh!

stay cool sunshine!

hugs :)

Eileen said...

So creative ... love those fireworks! Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You.

Jackie Randolph said...

WOW!! Shelly love your fireworks with the flower stamp!! They are gorgeous!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Shelly, your firework flowers are a neat touch, lovely design, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

Donna said...

Very nice Shelly. I would have never thought to use the dahlia as the fireworks. How creative!

Lorraine said...

Oh cool! Love how you used the flower to create your fireworks!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

Using the Dahlia was brilliant! It made perfect fireworks! Thanks for playing with us at Squirrel And the Fox this week!

Lisabee (SFDT)
My Crafting Blog

Marilyn said...

Such a neat card Shelly - so vintage and I love the image!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! What an amazing use of the Dahlia stamp!! Love love love your fireworks! Will have to keep that in mind, amazing idea!! Love the sparkle of them!