Jul 04 2008

Blogger’s Challenge – Fireworks II

No need to adjust your monitor…yes, this DOES look similar to THIS card I made a few weeks ago.  I thought it appropriate to the 4th of July holiday, so I changed it up some to fit THIS week’s Blogger’s Challenge!  The theme this week is Color Blocking!  I really like how this technique looks, but somehow I rarely do it.  I guess I just don’t think about it when I’m sitting down to create something.  I was glad of this week’s opportunity to revisit it.

I layered the Real Red and Brilliant Blue color blocks onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I paper pierced around the entire edge and used my white gel pen to "color" in the stitches.  I stamped the Big Birthday Candles in Basic Black with Brilliant Blue and Real Red accents.  Happy 4th of July is a retired greeting.  I punched it out with the Key Tag and then punched the slot punch on each end so I could run the ribbon thru it.  I punched the Snow Blossoms from Yo Yo Yellow Faux Diamond Dust paper. Pretty much a fun and easy card to make!

Now…I’m going to set this post for 7:00 AM on Friday to see if it publishes correctly!  We’ll be out at the Lake most of the day and will watch the fireworks.  Red/White and Boom was last night in downtown Columbus, but literally over a HUNDRED THOUSAND people show up to watch them…just too crowded for me!  I’ll just enjoy the Lake fireworks from the boat…they are beautiful reflecting off the water.  I’ll try to remember to take my camera this year!

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!! 


19 People have left comments on this post

Jul 4, 2008 - 08:07:48
Kim Howard said:

Great card, love the fireworks! Happy 4th!

Jul 4, 2008 - 08:07:45

How fun Connie…love your firecrackers and your color blocking looks fabulous. Happy 4th to you!

Jul 4, 2008 - 08:07:39

Love the firecrackers and the festive attitude of this card. Love how you stitched the outside of your blocks.

Jul 4, 2008 - 09:07:23
stacey said:

I love how you used the Big Birthday Candle on this card!

Jul 4, 2008 - 10:07:14

What a fun card! Love how you did the fire.

Jul 4, 2008 - 10:07:58

The Faux Diamond Dust flames really complete your color blocked card.

Jul 4, 2008 - 01:07:48

Love your fireworks Connie! They look wonderful against the color blocking! 😀

Jul 4, 2008 - 02:07:51
Lisa said:

What a smart girl you are! Great thinking to turn that candle into a sparkler! Great card super layout for color blocking! Happy fourth!

Jul 4, 2008 - 03:07:47

Connie, this is adorable and very creative! Great challenge entry!

Jul 4, 2008 - 04:07:35
Ida said:

Oooh, Ahhhh – Great fireworks and Colorblocking! Very festive.

Jul 4, 2008 - 04:07:13
BarbaraD said:

I loved what you did with this set the last time….and if this set wasn’t retiring, you would have me convinced to purchase it after seeing this card! Love the firecraker/ candles. They are spectacular set against the red and blue background. Great card for the 4th….great card for our Challenge!

Jul 4, 2008 - 07:07:06
Suzanne said:

Terrifically patriotic. Good job.

Jul 4, 2008 - 07:07:06

LOVE the creativity of your card!! 🙂 Happy 4th!! I’ve TAGGED YOU.. see my blog http://www.pattystamps.com Patty

Jul 4, 2008 - 08:07:17
Sheryl said:

Great card, Connie. Love the addition of stitching. I like the new photo of you too!!

Jul 4, 2008 - 08:07:28
nikki said:

Wonderful card! Love the colors…so fitting for today! {SMILES}

Jul 4, 2008 - 08:07:03
Marcia said:

What an sparkler of a card, I love this. I have enjoyed seeing all the 4th July cards – everyone has been so loyal in their displays. You have done so well with this card. TFS!

Jul 4, 2008 - 11:07:47

Such a fun and creative card. I love the firecrackers. Great job.

Jul 5, 2008 - 09:07:02

FUN CARD! This is fabulous. Love the fireworks!!!! Wonderful interpretation of the challenge! TFS!

Jul 6, 2008 - 08:07:39
claudia said:

what a FUN card!