Monday, June 1, 2009

Get Ready to Sparkle!

My son and husband and have something very much in common - the love for their birthday! They both get that sparkle in their eyes when their birthday is approaching. My husband's birthday is July 2nd. I decided to make him a card this year with some sparkle and patriotic colors in honor of the 4th of July holiday.

I cheated a little with this creation. I used the new Printed Window Sheets from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. These are so cool looking and easy to use that people will think you spent hours instead of minutes on the card.

I used Real Red for the card base (5.50 x 4.25). The white layer is 5 x3.75 inches. The blue is 4.50 x 3.25 inches. I stamped on the blue cardstock the "Celebrate"stamp, from the Matchbox Messages stamp set, in Whisper White Craft Ink. I attached the window sheet over the entire front of the card with the star brads and glued on the little rhinestones in the center of each star. They look like sparklers, don't they?

You can still order from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog through the end of this month (June 30th). I will be sharing a couple other cards using the Printed Window Sheets.

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great one!
Here is the recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise):
Stamp Set
: Matchbox Messages (from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog)
Cardstock: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Craft Ink: Whisper White
Accessories: Printed Window Sheets (#115122), Silver Star Brads (from JoAnn Fabrics), Red Rhinestones (from any craft store)


Mary Fish said...

Amazing. This looks like fireworks . . . Great 4th of July theme possibilities! Well done. Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

That is so ingenious Tiffany! I love it. I love when people think outside the box, so to speak. It's a real talent that I lack most of the time!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

This is a FANTASTIC card!!

Being a born on the 5th of July baby, I've always been fond of Red, White & Blue.

And those star rhinestones ... to die for.

luv2scrap said...

Your card reminds me of a very cool fireworks display I used to enjoy watching every year in my hometown. Great patriotic look to this one. I'm sure your husband will appreciate the thought put into his card.