Wow, is that a long title or what?! This card covers 2 challenges. First, the sketch came from Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog #31. Go over there to see the sketch and this is my take on it! http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ Next is The Cuttlebug Spot Celebrate Independence Day challenge. You can see that here http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/ I don't usually do 2 challenges in one card, but it worked this time ;-)
I designed the entire card on my Gypsy. I just got this on Saturday and LOVE it!! I can't believe how easy this went together after planning it on there. The circles came from Plantin Schoolbook (I haven't been able to load George yet) and the stars came from Graphically Speaking (love the search feature!). The small rectangle I stamped on came from the Gypsy too. The card size is 5 x 5 inches.
I followed the sketch, and the stamp is from Peachy Keen. I used a marker and just colored in the fire part to stamp around the firecracker. Then I colored everything in with Stampin' Up! markers and stickles on the outside part of the fire. MPS Family & Friends stamp, gold stickles, SU! ribbon and pop dots on the stars and sentiment. The patterned paper was from a Martha Stewart pack I got on clearance a while ago. Last, but not least, I used the Swiss Dot folder through the Cuttlebug on the blue cirle and the stars (just added gold stickles to the dots on the stars)Finally, I waited over a week and did not hear from one of my winners so I drew another name and it was Flowerdisco! I already heard from her and her package went in the mail Monday.