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Hip Hip Hooray for the USA! I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day!

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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.

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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!

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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!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 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)
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