Friday, May 16, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Week #47


This week's challenge was to use the layout on page 21 of the Spring Mini catalog...the puppy dog card! I don't think I even really looked at the layout until this challenge, but it was fun to do!

Don't ask me how I came up with this card. Looking at the layout, it just popped into my head that I wanted to use Big Birthday Candle (page 43 of the Spring Collection book). When I first purchased this set, I thought it would make cool firecrackers. And, the Snow Blossom punch (page 181) has always looked like fireworks to me. Voila! I combined them both to make my patriotic 4th of July card. I had to dig deep in my stash to find a Happy 4th of July greeting...it is in the set, More Great Greetings, that retired MANY years ago. I'm happy I kept it.

The bar code lines on the base card are from the background stamp Happiness (page 122) and stamped with Craft White ink. (I totally cut up my background stamp into the different segments, so I can use them separately.) The firecrackers were stamped in Basic Black ink on Real Red, Whisper White and Brilliant Blue cardstock, then the design circles and lines stamped with White Craft ink. On the white firecracker, I used my markers to color the Real Red and Brilliant Blue lines. I've had the red/white/blue stripe ribbon from back with Stampin' Up! carried it in their catalog. The Snow Blossom is punched from Yo Yo Yellow Faux Diamond Dust paper, so they really sparkle! Oh, and I wanted a strip of red/white/blue paper along the left side, so I made up some "faux designer paper" by inking the line stamp with my Real Red and Brilliant Blue markers again and stamping it down the strip of Whisper White cardstock.

I had LOTS of fun making this card and it came together very easy...actually looking a lot like I had pictured in my head! I wish all cards came together that easily!

Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fun celebratory card. So perfect for Independence Day. Great job with the challenge.

Barb Hardeman said...

What a fun card Connie. I love your creative genius with the firecrackers. Perfect! You did a super job on this challenge...

Barbara said...

What a GREAT card!! LOVE it! Uh-oh! Now I may need to buy the Birthday Candles set myself!!!

Elizebeth said...

Lovin' those big candles!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! Great job on this card!

MJ said...

What a super fun card! I love the colors and you rocked this layout! Great job!

KimberlyG said...

I just love how you used these candles! What fun firecrackers! This turned out fantastic! :D

Mary said...

What a GREAT card!!! It is SOOOO creative!

Robin Merriman said...

I love this card, Connie. What a great use of those candles and the punch for firecrackers! I'm so casing this one!

Sheryl said...

Great idea using the Blossom punch for fireworks--love it!

Chrissy D said...

Oh! I love the bright, patriotic colors. Great job on the challenge! TFS!

Beckie said...

So cute! I love the snowblossoms on there. You are so clever!

Pat Huntoon said...

Love, love, love the firecrackers!!!

Nikki Bond said...

What a wonderful 4th of July card...love how you used the snowflake punch for the fire...very very clever! {SMILES}

Ida said...

Very Festive and what a perfect layout for your Firecrackers.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card, luv the colors and so happy when it all comes together...goodie for you!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great idea for fireworks!

Lisa Bohler said...

I would have never thought of using that set and that punch for firecrackers!!! Super idea!!!

Kathie said...

Great patriotic card Connie. It's a super fit for the sketch.

Lori said...

Connie, this is fantastic! I love how you used the snow blossom punch here.

Nancy Riley said...

OMG! Such a clever way to use this stamp set! TFS!!!