Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I don't think this photo does this card justice, but I love how it turned out in person! I completely CASE'd a card while creating this, which I don't normally do, but I knew I needed a card for the hostess of the BBQ I'm going to today, and when I saw the second card on this post by Geny Cassady, I knew it would be perfect.

I stamped the flourish in gold ink, and I love how it sort of looks like a firecracker bursting with stars exploding all around! All of the polka dot stars are popped up with foam dots (love how there are three different sizes in that one pack!) and the small punched out stars are adhered with a liquid glue pen. I added Stardust Stickles to the outlines of the polka dot stars and then scribbled the small stars with a clear Spica pen for some extra sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with the latest cupcake inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal which, incidentally, has lots of fabulous new Basic Grey products for sale, as well as Martha Stewart holiday punches available for pre-order! Go check it out!

I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday. God Bless America!

Stamps: PTI's Fancy Flourishes, Everyday Classics, Vintage Picnic (for sentiment)
Ink: Encore Gold, PTI Pure Poppy, SU Brilliant Blue
Paper: PTI white, Pure Poppy, SU Brilliant Blue
Other: mini star punch, Stardust Stickles, clear Spica pen, foam dots


  1. Happy 4th Jess and your card is great - love the swirl!

  2. SO pretty! Love that gold flourish!!! Fun card!!

  3. This is awesome, love the stars around the swirl, great idea!

  4. Love this card! So simple, but very elegant!