Thursday, July 16, 2020

Celebrate!

Hello Everyone,

Today I will be playing along with Watercooler Wednesday and CAS(E) this Sketch. The U.S. just celebrated our Independence Day and thought this card would be appropriate. I left the sentiment ambiguous so I could be used for either a birthday, holiday party (well, not yet anyway), or anytime card. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The background of fireworks was created about two months ago. I wanted to play around with foil and enjoyed how it turned out. This is the image that inspired the subject of the card. The Statue of Liberty is from Stamppeddler. It is part of a larger image but I liked the shading (as I do with all their products) and thought cutting out the statue would give the illusion of the fireworks reflecting on the statue.

This card seems easy and it probably would have been but I wanted to get the sketch exact. I brought it into Photoshop Elements, cropped it to size, and printed it out. I then cut the sketch out and traced it on my CS and cut it out- creating a window.

The red swish was originally white CS but it looked stark with no personality. I carefully added some liquid glue on the strip and added red glitter. I thought it gave the design pop. It also made my decision on the sentiment color.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

 

6 comments:

Karen Brown said...

What a perfect card for July! So much visual interest. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

I Card Everyone said...

Shawna, I am so happy you are being celebrated today for this fabulous card!!
Congratulations for your much deserved win!!!
=]

Created by Kath said...

Great Independence Day card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath-DT

donna mikasa said...

Such an amazing take on the sketch! Congratulations on your CTS win!
We hope you'll join us again!

sentsue said...

Fabulous job with the sketch. Love your card.

The Peddler's Pack said...

Awesome! You are so creative Shawna! Thank you for sharing.

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