Saturday, July 2, 2011

Celebrate Summer with a Blog Hop...

Hi everyone! To quick off the 4th of July holiday weekend a bunch of us are participating in a Blog Hop! So sit back, relax and check out all the fabulous projects along the hop! See bottom of the post for a complete list of participants, PRIZES, and rules! 


When I heard about the hop, I knew I had the perfect stamp set! I used the Aaahsome Fireworks Perfectly Clear Stamp Set from Stampendous. I kept the coloring simple by adding dots of color to the background. 

The stars are alot of fun to make! I cut them on the Cricut from cardstock. Next I scored from the point down. Fold in half on the score line. Unfold and repeat with each of the points. To create the 3D effect, you'll fold the points and pinch in at the bases. Sounds confusing but makes more sense once you give it a try. Next I coated the entire thing in Versmark and embossed it with Crystal Embossing Powder by Stampendous. I love this stuff!!! Adds just the perfect amount of glitz to projects without glitter flaking off since its in the powder! I embellished the card with papers by Canvas Corp (blue dotted) and American Crafts (red grid). 




Wait to you see that fabulous prizes up for grabs! A huge thank you to all the sponsors!!!

Stampendous - 3 of the newest Jumbo cling stamps and an acrylic handle

Chi Chi Memories - digi stamp set of winner's choice

Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Dreamweaver's Stencils - prize pack to 1 winner 

Karber Digital Studio - 2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Maria Levine -  Ippity Kit (1 winner)

Skipping Stones Design  - 1 clear stamp set of SSD's choosing (1 winner) 

Cindy Coutts/Christian Paper Crafts -  -  one SU stamp set - Fast & Fabulous -- US resident only (1 winner)

Sunghee Chon 1 a muse studio catalog + 1 stamp set of choice (Value equal or less than $12.99) for US resident only. 

Sunghee Chon - $20 gift certificates to Little Potato House template shop for US or non-US resident.

Karen from Your Next Stamp  Ellie loves The Beach stamp 



The more you comment, the more chances you have to win! Don't forget: You will have until Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00 PM EST to get through this amazing list of talent and creativity. Winners will be drawn from random blogs (all using random.org) for the 13 prizes from our generous sponsors. A full list of winners will be posted at The Quiet Moments on Friday!

Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to Suzi's blog and check out her stunning project! 

54 comments:

Karen B. said...

Super cute!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

That is such a cute image, love how you'e coloured it. Those stars are awesome too :)
Happy Hopping
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

Taylor U. said...

LOVE this!! I used this image too....and stole your background coloring technique, lol! You are SO amazing! Thanks so much for hopping with me!

Sherry said...

Wow love this...the kids are so cute!

Melinda said...

Oh Wendy, I love your "fireworks" & those fabulous stars! You are awesome!

Beth aka BR-T said...

I love this creation those stars are a dynamic touch!

Lisa said...

Hi Wendy,
Another beautiful card. I just love what you do!
Lisa

jamlrise@comcaast.net

Michelle said...

Very cute card and I love the background technique!

Jingle said...

This is so adorable! I love it!

rosewendy said...

Love the big spangly stars

lvtaz2000 said...

Isn't this just the way it is. Lying down in the park and watching the fireworks bursting over your head. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

Krissy said...

Love the 3D stars - I HAVE to try that! I still haven't tried the dotted background....I think I have to go buy some Copics this week!

Pam Hornschu said...

Loving the shades of red and blue that you used. That pointilism technique on the background makes life soooo much easier. I hate doing full backgrounds with Copics! Your sparkly stars are the perfect embellie!

Sandra said...

heehee, looks just like my kids watching fireworks!
Sandra ltb

sharon g said...

Love the kids watching fireworks!

Jenée said...

That image is so cute. I like the extra dimension on your card with the folded starts. Super work. Thanks! Happy summer to you.

Patricia said...

You've done a fantastic job coloring these kids! I'm inspired to try that background coloring technique now. The 3-D stars are a great finishing touch. Fabby job, as always!

julieprice3 said...

This is Gorgeous! Love the colours you've used
Hugs Julie P

Louise said...

So cute, I love those stars, great idea! Happy 4th!

Lea said...

Such a cute card and I love how you created the stars, that's pretty cool!

Lea Kimmel

Indy said...

What an adorable card!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very cute. I love the way that you stippled the background.

Scrappychick said...

This is gorgeous Wendy! Love those stars :)

Kerry said...

So so cute!!! Wicked awesome! Happy 4th!

mousekemom said...

Super cute! Love the texture you created in the background of the image. Very cool. Thanks for sharing your talent!
April D
Marion, IA

CCC said...

Simply too cute and too sweet. Love the accents of the stars.

Jan Marie said...

Oh what cute little green-eyed darlings! Love those big stars!

Billie Dee said...

oooooooooooo! aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Yep, kids love fireworks!

Charli said...

love the coloring!

Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey said...

Love the colors. Your coloring is amazing and the stars look fantastic with this card! Have a Happy 4th! :)

Erin said...

Such a cute image, love the stars.

Alison said...

Very cute card! Love your stars!

Isabel Z said...

Your card is amazing; I love it!

Clare G said...

Very cute- love that you made the stars dimensional, it really pops!

Angie said...

Thanks for letting me hop on by to see your creations. Very Cute!

Janelle said...

Too cute! I love the green colored eyes on these kids. Beautiful coloring.

Lillian Child said...

Simply delightful!!!

Rachel said...

Ooo, those stars are great! I'll have to give that a try. TFS!

luvmy2girls said...

Wonderful card! have a great weekend!

sunghee said...

Can't believe how you made the stars. so gorgeous! and love how you did the dots/coloring. Amazing, amazing! Once again, I'm in awe of your creativity!

Stephanie said...

What a neat card! I really like the stars and thanks so much for sharing how you made them. I will have to try them. I really like the background technique too.

joy said...

Really cute card - I love the dotted background, the stars and I love crystal EP too!

Reba said...

Very patriotic! Love the stars! Can't wait to try them! Happy 4th!

Nicole Brenna said...

I love how you folded the stars really cute card

Cat said...

Beautiful coloring on your adorable image! Love the stars! Happy 4th!

FrancineB said...

Cute card. Cool stars and the dotted background on the image is neat, too.

Jan Garber said...

What a perfect image for the 4th and your card is so sweet!

Cornville Country Crafts said...

Love the projects! Thanks

Toucan Scraps said...

lovely card

Wendy said...

I missed most of the hop, but this technique with Copics is sooo neat and I must try it. I hope when you see it on my blog you won't be like "thief"!!! I will for sure give credit where credit it due!!! Keep bringing the inspiration my way Wendy!! You rock!!!

Carol said...

Super fun patriotic project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue D said...

Very cute--I really like the stars.

Maria Levine said...

Adorable image!! Nice job.