Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Man of the Hour, USA 1776
Inks: Distress - Mustard Seed, Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron; Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Brusho Paints - Ost Blue, Lime Green, Sea Green, Gamboge
Dies: Lil Inkers - Wonky Rectangles #5
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Watercolour Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Emerald Envy; Clear Embossing Powder; Shimmer Spritz
I decided to celebrate my husband, Jonathan. He's a superhero to me and to the kids - he's caring, loving, funny, supportive and just the best Dad in the world. I might be a bit biased here!! I think Jonathan deserves a firework show of his own!!
I started by cutting a panel of watercolour card with the wonky rectangle die. I stamped the firework images in Versamark and heat embossed them with clear powder, then I stamped the sentiment in black and embossed that too. I taped the panel to a wooden block and then sprinkled on some Brusho crystals and spritzed with lots of water. I do like the burst patterns you get with this technique. I did blot off some of the colour so that the white fireworks showed clearly. I finished the panel with a light spritz of shimmer spray - sadly you can't see it in the photo above, but it looks super in real-life. I was going to adhere this to the plain white card, but it looked unfinished so I stamped some more fireworks around the card. On the inside I cut a mat layer of dark green card and on the white panel added a greeting and some more fireworks.
I used one of my favourite techniques on this card - emboss resist - which just happens to be the current challenge at AAA Cards - AAA#92, so I'm going to submit this card, even though I know it's not nearly CAS enough. I'm also submitting the card to Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge - HLSWC06 where anything goes.
You have plenty of time to join in with our new challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Tuesday 4th July - another day celebrated with firework displays!!! Have fun.