Monday, July 2, 2018

Celebrate Freedom

Wednesday is the Fourth of July so I thought I should get this post out so that I can wish all of you a wonderful Fourth of July celebration a bit ahead of time.  Being the holiday is in the middle of the week it sort of puts a cramp on long distance traveling but if you are traveling I do hope you have a safe trip. Also if you are shooting off fire works please be careful as well. Use safety precautions. As for us I am not sure if we will be doing much. Perhaps we may take in a few fireworks displays from the neighborhood which is always a fun thing. I think our family will get together on the weekend instead to celebrate not only the Fourth but our granddaughter's birthday.  So anyway in honor of that occasion I made this card for you. I hope the birthday of our country will make us recall how much our freedom means to us. And, we owe so much to all who sacrificed so that we could enjoy these freedoms.


The sentiment used for this card is from the A Jillian Vance Design Cross Stitched Freedom stamp set. I stamped it in red and in the center there is a star to which I added a light blue tiny star gem. This sentiment was die cut out and then layered onto a layer of red card stock before adding it to my starry fireworks display panel.

I made the fireworks with a die from Lawn Fawn. I took an Emboss embossing pen and swiped some of the ink along each fireworks design and then added some white embossing powder. After heat setting this it caused a bit of resist so that when I did the sponging on my scene I could still wipe off the ink with a paper towel and have the bursts show up more clearly. By diluting some white acrylic paint with water I also took a small brush and then tapped it to make little dots on the background to make it sort of look like stars. I also used the same cross stitched die to cut out this panel before adding it to a red card base. Inside I added a panel of white so that I can leave a message either stamped or written.

Dies used:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Fireworks
Memory box Cross Stitched Frame Borders

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says: Monday Challenge-Red, White And/Or Blue
Dies R Us Challenge #100 Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and for your wonderful comments. God bless you and God bless the USA!
Have a great one!
Verna

17 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Awesome patriotic card, and I can see the large number of dies and techniques that went into it. I hope you have a safe and happy 4th!

Darlene said...

Another fabulous creation Verna! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Donna Ellis said...

Ve rna, great card. I especially like the sentiment. In complete agreement with you... I’m thankful for all the sacrifices made by every soul contributing to freedom. xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

A lovely patriotic card, Verna! I like the beautiful fireworks! You did an awesome job with them, so realistic looking!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful job! Love the color combination and the background fireworks! Happy Fourth of July!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab design and love the colours.xxx

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! Wishing you a great Fourth of July. Have a great time celebrating your granddaughter’s birthday!

Donna Phelan said...

Great background! Love the fireworks, what a celebration! Have a Happy 4th!!!

Carol L said...

I love your card with the fireworks and patriotic colors! Do enjoy a safe and happy July 4th celebration!

Barbara said...

The perfect 4th of July card to celebrate the holiday. You have done it again. I just took the grandkids to Chicago to see the sights and now have to catch up on comments. Hope your holiday is great.

Kathy Krug said...

Great card for the fourth of July, Verna. Love the fireworks on the pretty background.

MaryH said...

It's a splendid 4th of July card. Love the bright colors, and that wonderful blue panel with the fireworks. Good idea to add the embossing powder onto those sparklers, and I love the way you've done the sentiment. Can't beat the good ole red, white & blue! TFS and Happy 4th.

Birgit said...

What a wonderful card to celebrate not one but two very special occasions. Your fireworks are delightful! Thanks so much for joining the DRU "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you!

Jennifer Scull said...

This turned out to be such a great card! I love the way your scene looks!

I know that I am a follower of yours, but I am not getting anything from you in my feed. I am going to keep an eye out for this over the next few days, and if I still don't get any notifications, come back and re-join.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Your patriotic card is absolutely amazing! colors are so rich and design perfect! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon says stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Barbara said...

Stunning card! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Barbara
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love the techniques you used to create that beautiful background and that's a great sentiment... have to check that one out!

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