Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Firecracker

This is my 5th and final card in my Block Party cartridge series. It is also the only one of my five cards to not use a ridiculous pun. I still like it though! ;) Since it is the 4th of July I decided to use the firecracker image on this cartridge and make a patriotic card. Here it is:
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used white cardstock for the base, then cut some kraft cardstock 1/8" smaller for a mat. I cut some shimmery navy cardstock at 5 1/4"x4" and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Stars embossing folder. I used Pooh and Friends to cut the two clouds; they are cut at 2 1/2." I also used the shadow feature on them. Once the clouds were glued down I added some diamond Stickles around the edges. The firecracker is cut at 5 1/2." I cut the triangular top piece twice, once from white and once from the turquoise. The turquoise one was cut at 4 3/4." I covered the turquoise top piece in blueberry slush glitter by Martha Stewart, then covered that with glossy accents. I used turquoise Stickles on the stick of the firecracker and diamond Stickles on the white pieces of the firecracker. I attached the firecracker with foam tape, using a double thickness on the tail end of the firecracker. I used a stamp from the Yankee Doodle Dandy stamp set by Scrappy Moms for the sentiment. I then matted it three times, each layer 1/8" larger than the previous layer. I covered the word "fabulous" with glossy accents. I finished off the card with three turquoise pearls. Enjoy!
I made this for the following challenges:

30 comments:

  1. Great job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  2. Great card! Thanks for joining us at FCCB challenge this week! Have a safe and Happy 4th!

    Janea
    www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

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  3. The embossing and clouds really make this card look awesome. I hope you stop by the challenge at www.thecricutchirp.com

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  4. What a Fabulous and Fun Card!!Great job on the Embossing!!Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.
    Migdalia

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  5. This is so beautiful!!! Love the firecracker with all the sparkle and shine. The sentiment is great and I love the embossed bg. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

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  6. very cool card..loving the firecracker...happy 4th...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  7. OMG! Fabulous card. Love the firecracker. Thanks for joining us over at DCD.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  8. A wonderful creation!! I really enjoy all the layering and detail you put on this one!! Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiments Challenge!

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  9. Great job! The embossing really is a great detail:) Thanks for playing at Exploring Cricut!

    Annette
    mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

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  10. what a great card thanks for joining us for our red, white and blue challenge at the perfect sentiment.

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  11. This is FANTASTIC! LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck,
    Rene :D

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  12. What a fun card! I love the embossing and all the glittery accents! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  13. Love your card and that embossing was a great addition! Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week!
    FCCB DT
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love your card Paula and thanks for entering it at Exploring Cricut.

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  15. Very nice! Love how you displayed your photos. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge this week.--Pat N.

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  16. Very cool - love the embossing behind your firecracker! Thanks for playing along this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

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  17. Gorgeous creation! I'm going to check out your other works in this series - I want to see the puns. Hee hee!

    It's wonderful to have you share this with us at Tuesday Alchemy's Anything Goes challenge :)

    Lots of joy!

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  18. Congrats Paula Bee..On being showcased on Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

    Migdalia
    Creative M

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  19. Very beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  20. Love this card Paula! The "barn star" cuttlebug folder is one of my favs, what a creative use for it. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. Love this card! The background embossed with stars really makes the firecracker 'pop.' Thanks for playing along with us @ FCCB.
    Blessings,
    Belinda
    http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

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  22. Fantastic card! I like all the glitter and your embossed background! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown!

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  23. So glad you shared your fabulous rocket card at Die Cuttin' Diva this week.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  24. Super cute and fun card! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  25. Fantastic creation! Thank you for joining Tuesday Alchemy!

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  26. Love the star embossing on the background. The rocket-rocks!

    Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment

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  27. Love the sparkle on your festive card, really fun! Thanks for sharing with us this week @ CTO for our "4th of July" Challenge :)

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  28. What a cute card and a great layout. Love the embossed background and your sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

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  29. This is truly incredible! The embossed star background makes it pop. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

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