Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Lots of Glitter! Today is Jennifer's Birthday!

When I was in college I had a roommate who was born on the 4th of July. She said when she was growing up she always thought they were celebrating her birthday with fireworks etc. Later she learned what Independence Day was all about. Of course life, liberty and the pursuit of  happiness, are all things associated with this holiday in the USA....but our friends across the pond in the UK tease us and say that they celebrate July 4th too...their independence from US!!! Very funny! Well, actually it is pretty funny! My assistant of more than 18 years is also a July 4th baby (Jennifer) and Rebekka was born on the 3rd...so our office staff has been very celebratory this week! Here is a card for both of these ladies and our UK friends as well. CELEBRATE! (LS90)

I used the Tree line die (DG745) and put it through the die cutting machine very simply with black cardstock and set it aside. The fireworks stencil (LJ886) was done with the double glitter technique.  I used opaque microfine glitters in navy, bright blue and two colors of red. For those of you who have never done double glitter, come back tomorrow and I will have this tutorial complete. Showing you the steps of how double glitter works is my goal. It is one of my favorite techniques and is truly quite simple. You only have to remember a couple of important tips. In the meantime enjoy your 4th celebrations and Happy Birthday to my friends!

Leave a comment this week for the chance to win a special prize next Thursday...I will be doing several cards using this die and will repeat the sketch once or twice as well.

12 comments:

Katie said...

Love the sparkly fireworks in the background! Awesome card! And neat idea to use it behind the tree die. Happy 4th of July!

Katie B.

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic! Love the firework background!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic card and so perfect for today! Happy Independence Day!

Birdie said...

Can't wait - love this card!

Jade Passmore said...

Happy birthdays and 4th of July! I love your double glitter technique on the back of this card. So much sparkle, bang and pop!

Janice K said...

It's lovely seeing the different ways that you use one die and helps me to look at my collection from a different angle. I love the double glitter technique and on this card it makes the fireworks look so striking against the black trees. x

Amante del Papel said...

is a perfect car for this holiday! and congrats Jenn!

Amante del Papel said...

This card looks fabulous!

Janine Rudnick said...

The more I see this die, the more I want it! Y'all have such great ideas-thanks for sharing.

Janine Rudnick said...

Great card!

Sandi Lou said...

Thanks for the reminder that simple black cardstock is our friend, a silhouette looks great on any card. This one really showcases the trees as well as the fireworks.

Cindy Groh said...

Love that fireworks stencil.

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