Friday, July 2, 2010

Operation Write Home
Independence Day Blog Tour



Welcome to the next stop on the Operation Write Home's Independence Day Blog Tour. To start at the beginning, CLICK HERE to go to the OWH Star & Stamps Page. Thanks for dropping by.

This is a little detour from Christmas in July - a month long Celebration to get a jumpstart on your Handmade Holidays. Please click on the Logo banner at top of page to get at the newest installment of holiday goodness.


Here is my post of two (2) simple birthday cards. This one (above) is made by hand coloring directly onto the stamp to color each stripe differently. Thanks HERO ARTS for giving me the creative option [more like an obsession] to do this! It takes a little time, but the effect is really fun and festive. I topped it off with a purple sentiment and balloon and a sparkly gem to top of the candle {gotta have some bling}.

For this card, I gathered up a blank card, some paper scraps and some ribbon to match. I stamped, embossed with white EP and masked the candle image, then repeated stamp and EP again to complete border. Then I colored in the candle flames with my jelly sparkle pen and yellow Zig writer to make the flames really POP! Maybe I should put some dimensional glaze on them? What do you hoppers think???

Have a Fun and Safe 4th of July Holiday everyone!!! Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home and all of our men & women in uniform : ) Sb

25 comments:

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card!! Happy 4th of July!

Noelle's Corner said...

I can tell it took a lot of time to make those cards, but that extra work payed off. Great Job!

Paula said...

very nice job on both of these cards! Thanks for participating and have a great 4th.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card -- and a lot of work. But the hard work paid off, it looks great. TFS

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, these are great. TFS

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Great cards!

Nancy Keller said...

That bling just really puts the icing on the cake. :D I love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

2MuchFun said...

I have only one word - WOW

HalfDozen said...

Both look great but that tiny little spoon caught my eye.

Jackie L Watson said...

I like your cards they are clean, and simple.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Great cards and a lot of work. Happy 4th!

...Darlene said...

Great cards, thank you for sharing.

rstuck2003 said...

AWESOME cards...thanks for sharing. Happy 4th of July :)

Anonymous said...

@HalfDozen - I don't think it's a spoon, it's a teardrop shaped gem attached above the "i", supposed to be the candle flame.

Cheryl said...

Great cards! Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Erika said...

Great cards!

Operation Write Home said...

Fantastic cards - wow did those stripes take a while but looks really cool! Happy 4th!

debb said...

Wonderful cards! Dimensional glaze on the flames is a fab idea- I think I will have to remember that (of course if you try it and it is a failure let me know- LOL!)
Happy 4th!

helloholley said...

your card are really great!!! Hope you have a happy 4th!

Marianne said...

SB
I really enjoyed seeing your cards.

Ola said...

Beautiful cards!

Happy 4th of July!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Teresa / Trees aWard in Digital Stamps said...

I am contestant #67 on this fabulous tour for such a good cause. Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy that I Did It Creations is sponsoring for the tour. Hugs Teresa xxx

Shirley said...

I love both cards. The balloon on the first is perfect with the swirls at the bottom and the masking those candles on the second sounds tedious, but it was well worth it.

Meg Bean said...

lovely cards! Awesome attention to detail! I love the second one! Happy 4th of July!

Jamie said...

what great cards!! love the masking on the candles.

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