Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy July 4th!



Today in the US we celebrate our country's freedom by honoring the red, white, and blue along with fireworks that light up the night sky.
I made a card in celebration of July 4th and used the patriotic colors of our US flag. The top portion was embossed with a tiny stars ef by Darice. The middle panel was made by cutting 3 Simon Says Stamp star borders from all 3 colors and then inlaying the red and blue stars on the white background. The lower portion of the card was done with a Winnie & Walter Sparkle stamp set, embossed with gold, silver, red, and white embossing powders. The Celebrate sentiment was heat-embossed with white on navy and done with a stamp from SU!'s Amazing You set; then cut with a SNSS ticket die. For the final touch I added some tiny silver, clear, and white sequin stars all over the card.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - red, white, and/or blue

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - red, white, and/or blue

the Paper Players PP400 - Celebration theme challenge


Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a safe and happy July 4th if you're celebrating today

Carol

20 comments:

Aquarius said...

A great card for the celebrations.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card to celebration 4th of July, really festive and the design looks very beautiful!! Love those colourful embossed fireworks! :D Great inlaying of the tiny stars, you have had a lot of patience! :D
Well done!
Happy freedom's day!
Hugs

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hope you have a cool 4th! Love the holiday card you created and the special fireworks on the bottom!

MaryH said...

Love this fine patriotic card. Love the embossing on the red, and intricate inlay on the 2nd panel. Love that pattern paper too. Amazing that you used SU stamps to create this, as at first I thought was a piece of paper. Looks very schparkly, as Our Darnell would say. TFS & Hugs. Ya'll stay cool.

*Vicki* said...

This is one stunning card Carol! I just love your colors and the embossed fireworks!! Happy 4th of July my friend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So well designed with all those fabulous papers and the embossed design.

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous red white and blue card Carol and I love the fireworks at the bottom.
Happy 4th July.

Brenda said...

What a fun and festive card Carol! I love anything red, white and blue. Love this one as it is really celebrating the 4th perfectly. Hope you are having a good 4th, not sure if you are getting any storms. It is "loud" here, but no rain yet. Looks like from the radar it is all around us, but not hitting us. lol Funny how wet we were and now dry we are now! The grass is getting brown areas now. Crazy how it can be after all that rain! Stay cool, stay dry and stay safe. Happy 4th of July Carol! Hugs, Brenda

Heidi Stamps said...

So many lovely layers of festivity for the 4th of July. I like the fire works and the two types of stars! Very cool. Thanks for sharing with Just for Fun’s Red White and Blue challenge for July!

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done card, Carol, Hope you enjoyed the holiday. We were just thankful that our A/C is working with all this heat. We just stayed indoors today, and had an almost quiet day! (Except for all the fireworks, etc...that were being set off in our neighborhood...smile)

aussie aNNie said...

wow...one brilliant patriotic card and I just LOVE the embossed fireworks, love this...amazing.x

Eliz Stewart said...

Carol... what.a fabulous celebration card! You put in so much effort on this card... and it shows! Love the combination of embossing, inlaid stars and embossing! Great card! Thank you so much for joining us for the 400th challenge at The Paper Players!

Wendy said...

Love this! Carol, you always make the coolest cards! Love all the stars on this from that awesome star embossing folder, to the diecuts and inlaid stars (WOW) and then your heat embossed panel! Your sentiment finishes this beautifully! Hope your 4th was nice and you stayed cool! :)

Wendy Bellino said...

FABU card Carol! The star embossing and fireworks set the festive tone of your theme and it's PERFECT for the JFF Rubber Stamps challenge this month! Thanks for sharing! Wendy DT

Macarena said...

Great card! I love the three layers which are completely different but still work great together. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Nance Leedy said...

What a great way to use the SU Amazing You stamp set--looks just like fireworks! Such a fun patriotic card and perfect for our challenge...thank you for joining our 400th celebration at The Paper Players!

debby4000 said...

Your card is brilliant, love the different panels they work so well together.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

April said...

What a fun card! I love all the elements. Thanks for joining the Just For Fun challenge!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Love the embossing - it's so pretty!! Amazing card - thanks for joining in on the fun at JFF Stamps!

Lisa D said...

Wow! What a great combination of layers. Those tiny inlaid stars are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Just For Fun stamps.