Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hope you are all enjoying your day!  

After creating all my projects for Sister Stamps last week, I was inspired to pick up my copics again.  I inked up SNS Betsy.  

I remembered a card that my "neighbor", Donna, had made 2 years ago and had to revisit her blog to find it.  Click {HERE} to see Donna's gorgeous card!  Knowing that I wanted to somehow CASE Donna's card, I had to "fussy cut" Betsy.  I inked up just the sparklers and stamped it on the card stock. Using the starburst/fireworks image from Paper Smooches Metropolis set, I stamped random areas with Versamark, added clear embossing powder, and heat embossed the cardstock.  Now it was time to distress all around the cardstock with Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire.  It definitely made it easier for me to distress and darken areas without a colored image present.  Once satisfied, I adhered Betsy in her right place.  The sentiment from PTI was stamped on a cut cardstock using the circle clip from the Clip It Kits from Lifestyle Crafts.  Voila!!!  All done!!!

Well, I'll be spending my 4th of July evening with some of my girlfriends for dinner and a movie - -  Magic Mike.  YIKES!!  Do I really want to see this movie?  My hubby will be home with the kiddos so I can enjoy some girl bonding time.  I don't get that very often so I'm taking full advantage of it!  :)

Anyway, Happy 4th and stay safe!


  1. This is beautiful, Mama! Love the circle clip!

  2. Yay! Glad to see our hop inspired you again to start crafting. Beautiful job coloring and love how you left an aura around the image. Hope to see you!

  3. Happy 4th to you Mama! Such an awesome day for the holidays! and have a great time at the movies! Take care!! ;D

  4. Absolutely Love It! Happy Independents Day.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  5. Wonderful 4th of July card! I love how sparkly and happy the layout is. Thank you for sharing your craft work.

  6. cute card! how was magic mike??? thinking of going to see it...

  7. Hey you're blogging again! :-) Awesome card Mama! You definitely haven't lost your touch!

  8. what a lovely card! great techniques used to do this. so much hard work! it turned out fabulous though! As always you make such perfect cards...coloring, added embellishments and all! Hope you enjoyed MAGIC MIKE! I so want to see this movie, but I am like you! YIKES!!! should be fun though! Thanks for the inspiration! have a good week :)

  9. Belated Happy 4th, neighbor! I'm only now catching up with my 1000+ blogs in Google Reader! Happy to inspire your gorgeous background and the fussy cutting is amazing! Hope to see more cards and projects from you---or see you in WalMart again! Take care, Mama!

  10. Hi Mama!
    I missed this one, but glad I stopped by even tho it was a couple weeks too late! ha!
    This is an awesome card! Love the depth of the blue surrounding SNS Betsy! Definitely feel the spirit of the holiday in your card. Thanks for the link to Donna's blog post. You both are amazing!!
    hope all is well and that you are enjoying the summer with the kids. I went this weekend to watch Magic Mike and although it could have been a bit faster, it was good overall. hahaha!
    Take care and maybe we'll see something new from you soon. As for me, we'll see. hahaha! HUGS!


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