Hello, and welcome! Hej, og velkommen!
This week I am so excited to be part of the OWH/OSH bloghop. We are joining forces with our sister card making organization in Denmark to bring you all some really fun and inspirational patriotic cards! If you are just joining me, please stop by Stars & Stamps to begin at the start of the hop. If you have come here from Forsiden you are in the right place. Cecilie is my hop neighbor... I just love her work and the photos of her home. Makes me want to visit Denmark for a card making day. :) Now wouldn't that be fun?
Here is my red white and blue hop card and a sketch if you are playing along this week. You will find a whole ton of new, bonus sketches along the hop.
I used my Cricut (Art Philosophy - CTMH) to make the jagged circles and the firecracker. (Stand & Salute). Here is a tiny tutorial on that firecracker fuse.
I used gold embossing powder on a stamp from the American Celebration stamp set and heated it. I pierced a little hole in the top of the firecracker and threaded some baker's twine through the hole. I frayed the end of the twine a little and colored it with a black marker to make it look burned. I taped the twine to the back of the firecracker before adding the firecracker to the card with some foam squares... doesn't it look like you had better stand back? :)
I hope you are enjoying the blog hop! Don't forget to leave me a comment... one random winner will be chosen from each blog on the hop to receive a fun military themed stamp set from My Favorite Things.
In addition to this fantastic prize, I will also be giving away a little blog candy to one random commenter... a smattering of some card making supplies by Close To My Heart... I've been playing with a line of their supplies with these adorable seaside patterns and stamps. The colors are really fun and I have lots of goodies to share. I'll throw in some twine and some paper and baubles and all kinds of fun things.
Now then, run along to Min Scrapside - home of my new friend Annette. Her cards have such beautiful detail! I have really enjoyed also looking at her cards and trying to decide what the sentiments translate to. I've decided that it doesn't matter - beautiful hand made cards give you warm fuzzies no matter what language they are in! I can't read the words, but the love shines through. How much fun is that?
Thank you for stopping by!