Sunday, November 6, 2011
...I love this cardmaking! Early today, and I mean early because I often get insomnia, I was scrolling through blog stuff and I saw the Less is More Challenge for using red and orange together in a card. Well, those colors always make me happy anyways so I was completely considering playing along. Then my blogging friend Sasha (here) explained to me why the 5th of November is a holiday and that people set off fireworks, almost continuously by her in celebration of the day. So, I learned something new which is always a good thing. Then I got to thinking about fireworks and how they light up the sky. The biggest and most beautiful fireworks that I have seen around here on the 4th of July are the "Chrysanthemum" fireworks. I don't know if that is really what these super huge blooms of color are called but that is what we have always called them. Then I thought of this particular stamp from Hero Arts Indie Bloom set here and went with the largest "bloom" in the Bold Bloom set. Then I stamped, masked and stamped that stamp repeatedly, colored with copics and after mounting on white, black and white cardstock I stickled over the shaded areas of the blooms with orange and red stickles. The stickles make it seem more "firework-y" to me! So this card will be entered into the Less is More Week 40 Challenge, as well as the HA (bling...yes I know).
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