Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fireworks for PP299 and SUO#150

I love fireworks!  I love the colors and patterns.  I love to "ooo" and "ahh" when they burst in the air.  I love the patriotic music that accompanies them.  When I saw that the SUO challenge was Summer Celebrations and that the Paper Players challenge was Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and White, I knew I was going to make a card with fireworks.

Here's what I came up with:

And here's the banner from the Paper Players:

Can you guess how I made my fireworks?  It's an old Preschool craft trick.  I was reminded of it on Michelle's Crafty Morning blog.  It uses drinking straws tapes together like this:

Fun, right?  I had a great time stamping them!

To make the rest of the card, I used the "happy" die from the Hello You Thinlets Dies, the "July" stamp from the retired Project Life Day to Day Stamp set, and the 4 is cut using the Large Numbers Framelets Dies.

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Now bring on the fireworks and "The Stars and Stripes Forever"!

Happy stampin',

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  1. Fun trick! I know my boys would certainly enjoy it!

  2. This card is just so much fun! That is such a neat must be a school teacher!!!

  3. What a creative stamping tool- love the results! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  4. Oh my...I wondered how you did those fireworks! TOOOO funny! And fun! I'll have to try that out with Cassidy! Thanks for making my colors look great this week at the Paper Players!

  5. How cool is this card!!! Love it. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week.

  6. Great patriotic card, and omg I love your fireworks stamp, Robin! So, so clever! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  7. Yep, I'm loving your straw stamping too!! Thanks for the great tip - it certainly does make great fireworks. So glad you joined the fun at SUO.

  8. Oh wow! I had a great art teacher in elementary school, but I don't remember this trick! I'll have to use this idea for my technique classes! Such a cool look...and it makes wonderful fireworks! Thanks for playing along with the Summer Celebration challenge this time on SUO Challenges!


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