Hip Hip Hooray for the USA! I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day!
I finished up this card Monday for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration July Color Challenge! I just did not get a chance to post it. The challenge is to use Red, White, and Blue. Of course with it being Independence Day I had to go for that, but I used a stamp that I had originally thought of as a birthday stamp. It’s great for so many types of cards though, anything that needs to be celebrated or cheered about.
The evolution of card design always fascinates me, at least the way it evolves for me. I started out with something completely different in mind and as I started working with it the changes occurred until I ended up with this design. I’m always amazed at how my idea changes as I work on it. A lot of trial and error before the finished product. That’s why I always say to start with a color, sketch, or even CASE something and watch it change right before your eyes!
When I stamped the words it just needed something, then it hit me, sparkle! I used the Journey Glaze to add some Sparkle Dust to the dots on the letters but it still didn’t feel complete. Sooo, I applied Journey Glaze to the solid parts of the letters and kabam! Sparkle and Shine! I know it’s hard to see the shiny in pictures, it just doesn’t do it justice. Hopefully you can get an idea of what I did from this shot.
Another thing you might notice is that the stars are white, not just plain wood. I had originally thought to make the stars red using one of our ink pads. As I got to looking at my colors and decided on my layout I realized I needed to make the stars white instead. So, I used my clear pigment ink pad on the stars and then embossed them with Journey White embossing powder. I love the little bit of shine that they got from it!
One of the best things about this card? No fussy cutting! The stamp has a matching die! How AWESOME is that? I was able to cut the shape of the words with a few cranks of the handle! I love the variety of stamp sets with matching dies!
Thanks for popping by, if you have any questions or would like to order any of the supplies I used you can go to my website and click shop, or you can shoot me an e-mail. Just remember that if your order is going to be $150.00 you need to e-mail it to me so you can get all of your amazing Hostess Benefits in addition to the Bloom Benefits you get just for a $50.00 order!
- Stamps: Hip Hip Bundle (BD-0143) or you can buy the stamp and die separately, but why would you want to when the Bundle saves you?
- Hip Hip ATS (AT-0172)
- Die: Hip Hip (DI-0122)
- Ink: Huckleberry Fusion (IP-0035) and Clear Pigment (IP-0102)
- Cardstock: Huckleberry Fusion (CS-0015), Cranberry Bliss (CS-0090), and Whip Cream (CS-0040)
- Accessories: Amazing Accents (AC-0201), Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013), Journey White Embossing Powder (IP-0098), and Journey Glaze (AD-0002)