May 21, 2009

BC100 - Bursting With Pride


WOW 100 Blogger's Challenges already. Now that is exciting. - I am so happy to be part of this great group and I hope my readers enjoy seeing everyone's challenges each Friday. - This week our theme was,
"Patriotic." - I think with Memorial Day weekend here that we all should be Grateful and Thankful to those who have and do serve our country in the Military to protect our Freedom.

For my card I chose to use a 4th of July theme and went with pretty traditional images and color scheme.
I used the MojoMonday sketch for this card.

I found this cute little stamp set (Studio G) for $1 at JoAnn Fabric and just had to have it. Every since I was a kid and went to watch the Fireworks I can remember hearing and saying, (Ooo, Aah) when ever a pretty fireworks would explode and light up the sky. Of course I've always worn earplugs (yes it's true) when I watch the fireworks display as I absolutely hate those really loud bangs but I love the fireworks.

I've used some old retired SU products here as well on this card. My card base is Brilliant Blue layered with Whisper White embossed with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder. I added a piece of DP (My Minds Eye - Parade "Celebrate" stripes) which I just love and added a piece of Real Red that I cut with my Wavy Punch (EK Success). Then I added 3 Blue Star Eyelets (really old SU Stuff that I still have). I stamped the bursting Fireworks (Hero Arts) with Versamark ink and used some old SU Embossing powder called, Ritzy Red) on Whisper White and layered that to Brilliant Blue. The sentiment and rocket stamps are from (Studio G) and I stamped the sentiment with BB ink and then embossed the smaller fireworks with some old embossing powder that has red/blue glitter in it. I'm not even sure where that came from now as I've had it forever. The Rocket was stamped with Night of Navy ink and I colored the red portions with Prismacolor pencils. I high-lighted the tail with a blue spica glitter pen. This was mounted to Nested Circles of Whisper White and Brocade blue with foam mounting tape.

Be sure to stop by all the other challenge members blogs and leave them some "comment lovin." - You can do so by clicking on the Blogger Challenge icon on my sidebar.

I wish you all a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend.

24 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fantastic card! Love that DSP that you chose and the wavy line of paper pierced red is a great element! Great job!

Barb Hardeman said...

Very nicely done Ida. As long as I can remember people have always ohhh-d and awwwww-d at fireworks. You really captured the spirit of the display with your card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great card, love the sparkly fireworks behind the popped up rocket!

Lisa said...

What a great card! Love it!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Cute card! Great for the Mojo sketch too!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cool!! Love the rocket!

Robin Merriman said...

Super job, Ida! I love fireworks too and never want to miss a display on a holiday! Have a great weekend!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great card!! I love the rocket and fireworks!! Great job with the sketch too!!

Rachel Hope said...

Great card, love the fireworks!

velta said...

Love this card Girl!!! It is such a happy card...Happy Memorial Day to you and yours :)

Julie said...

Very cute. Funny thing, we used the same sketch. :)

Claudia said...

Great card, love the sparkles :-)

tonistamps said...

I love the little punched out stars Ida! Great card!

Lori said...

Perfect sentiment, Ida! The sparkly fireworks look great, too.

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, this is fantastic! I love what you did with this set.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

That paper works perfectly with this weeks BC theme. Great card.

:) Marcia P

Elena said...

Wow! Awesome card! Love the sparkly fireworks!!! Love the DP, wavy border, embellishments - everything!

Regina Cornelius said...

this card R.O.C.K.S!!! great job

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a terrific card Ida! I love the layout and what a great find these stamps were! Beautifully done! :D

Nikki Bond said...

Love this! The DP is fabulous..the image is gorgeous! Love everything about it! {SMILEs}

Connie said...

I'm glad you went with Fireworks, too! LOVE the sketch and your rocket card!

Priscilla said...

I just had to click on your name from Mojo Mondays...My mothers name was Ida..you do not hear that name much anymore. I really love your name :) Your card ROCKs.What a pretty card. Great paper and images all around...I was checking out your other work…you do really nice work…don’t you just love Mondays..i love mojo mondays sketch. hey, I would love for you to check out the Tuesday Sketch Challenge at Midnight Madness. I would love for you to join us. It looks like you really like doing sketch cards. Stop by if you can at, you would fit right in!

http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com

Home of the "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge" Where Handmade Cards Encounter a Vintage Flair
with a touch of "Midnight Madness!
Have a great day

Margaret R said...

Great fun card! I really like the layout and the stamps you used for this!

StampingSelene said...

Supercute card and awesome addition for this challenge! I love the layout!