Fireworks and Washi Tape

As it turns out...those two work together remarkably well. Just say'n. We have a brand new sketch for you this week over at Skipping Stones Design! AND...we also have a brand new sketch artist and two awesome guest designers!!! It's pretty much going to rock over there this month. For reals. Here is my first card for the month!

4th of July

I used the Home of the Brave set which just so happens to be on sale AND just so happens to be PERFECT for the upcoming Independence Day holiday! YAY! I stamped the fireworks in the traditional red and blue and then stamped the one in the center with VersaMark and heat embossed it with sparkle embossing enamel from Stampendous! I love the way it glitters in real life!

4th of July (detail)

The washi tape used on this card is actually all from the Target office supply aisle. *LOVE THAT!* And the twine is from The Twinery. And now for the honesty part...I sort of struggle with patriotic cards! For reals, you guys...I think if I were to write a letter to Betsy Ross it would go something like this:

Dear Betsy Ross,

Next time you are creating a flag to represent our country for ever and ever amen, please consult me in regards to color.

Thank you,

Your not-a-huge-fan-of-working-in-red-white-and-blue friend,


They are TRICKY colors. I'm just say'n. That's all. Does that make me a horrible person? HAHAHA! How about you? Do you find red, white, and blue to be tricky? Or are you Canadian and just dealing with a flag that looks like it could be a Valentine only with a leaf instead of a heart? I think that sounds like MUCH more fun! YAY! No, but really...I don't think I'd be able to choose different colors because they always look good ON the flag...just not on my cards. Oh, well. *sigh* LOL!

Okay...before I make the whole world mad by having a little fun with flag colors...I'm going to suggest you head on over to Skipping Stones Design and check out the brand new sketch! You don't even have to use SSD stamps to play along AND...one random winner gets a FREE set of stamps! TOTALLY FABULOUS!!!! YAY!

Have a happy Tuesday and please remember to vote for my card in the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol contest! The widget is in the top right corner of my blog! You have to register to vote, but it's easy peasy! Thank you SO MUCH!!!!


  1. super cute- heading over to go vote for you!!!!!!!!

  2. I really like this card! :) I usually only work with red/white/blue when doing patriotic layouts ... so, I hear ya! :)

  3. GREAT card!! I love what you've done with the stamps!!

  4. awesome card...I love those fireworks....great design...

  5. great card Jingle!!! Loving these stamps!!!!

  6. Perfect card for the 4th of July, x

  7. Tricky colors or not, it turned out fabulous! I really love the embossed white firework - awesome!

  8. i think you did great with the red, white and blue! i'm just finished up a r, w and b layout myself. :)

  9. this turned out BEAUTIFULLY! LOVE it!

  10. Great card!! Looks like you pulled off the RW&B just fine!


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