Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth!

Happy 4th of July to all my blogger friends in the USA.  To those of you in other countries, Happy Day!

I have two very different cards to show you today.  First up is the one I made for Mojo Monday.  They are celebrating their 300th challenge with a whiz bang giveaway for those who link up.  This is one of the sketch challenges I used to do all the time when I first started my blog.  I still do it now and then but got away from it on a regular basis when I started making CAS cards.

The quilter in me loves to mix patterned papers and it's easy when they all come from one stack.  This one is from Cosmo Cricket.  I used the Distressed Stripes embossing folder on the banner piece and lightly inked the edges of everything with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  The sentiment from Hero Arts "It's Your Day" is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.

ETA:  Thanks to Joyce, I'm also entering this into Moxie Fab World's Mixy-Matchy Challenge.

This next card is for the CASology challenge.

These little bursts where the closest thing I had to a firework.  They are from the Accent Essentials cartridge.  I cut them from white paper, ran them through my Xyron and poured glitter all over them.  Now I know why I'm not a glitter girl.  I had that stuff everywhere but up my nose.  The back panel is embossed with the Baby's Breath folder because I thought they looked a little like bursts themselves.  The sentiment from PTI's Big Birthday is stamped in Hero Arts Navy.

I'm also entering this into the gallery at the Online Summer Class.  They had a pre-class sketch challenge that I based the above card on.

We're off to the lake tomorrow for the weekend so unless I get another card made tonight, I won't be back on until Monday.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Ardyth said...

I'm glad glitter is not up your nose. Sounds uncomfortable! I love your sparkly fireworks, though, so it was worth the mess - I often have people pointing out glitter on my clothes and my face when I go out! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week, Bobby - have a great weekend!

Kate said...

Great cards!! I love the soft tones and layering of the first - and the glitter on the second was worth the mess!! Your firework bursts look great!

You must be on your holiday now. I hope you are having a fabulous time with weather like we've got here. (Well, maybe a little cooler than ours!!)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Great cards! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely cards, your glittery fireworks are so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Rosemary said...

fab take on the cue word... love how you created your fireworks! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

Joyce said...

These are both fantastic. You do such amazing things with that Cricket of yours. I think you should enter your first card into the Mixy Matchy challenge at the Moxie Fab world. I'll bet you win!

Helen F. said...

Bobby, I love the mix of patterns and colors for your first card and your "fireworks" are very creative :) Two fabulous entries in the challenges!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Bobby! Thanks for linking this up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)