Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing all my friends in the USA a fun, safe holiday!  I only mailed 3 cards this year, but that doesn't mean I'm not thinking of you.  
I did make a red, white & blue card yesterday.  Just in time for Bastille Day, so it's going to a French friend. 
I really love the SSS Bright Blossoms die & decided to use it for Jennifer McGuire's Faux Stained Glass technique.  I stacked 4 of the white die cuts & put them into the negative space in a red panel.  I backed the openings with blue cardstock brushed with silver WOS.  Nuvo Glaze provides the shine--love it! 
I used a flower stem from the 2014 SSS stamp set called Warm Wishes to make the blue lines down the left side of the card using VersaMagic Night Sky.  The sentiment from the same set was stamped in the same ink & attached over the flower stem using foam tape where needed.  I attached the panel with fun foam & added a couple clear embellishments.  I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge #100SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday & Retro Rubber.  I'm working hard to catch up with all my blog reading.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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27 comments:

Jan Clothier said...

What a stunning card and what a great technique! I love the bright card base you've used - it pack a punch all by itself but the flowers with their shine are the real showstoppers. The striped paper is just the perfect way to accentuate the blues and such a clever way to make it! I love what you've done with our inspiration. Thank you for joining us this week at Retro Rubber.

Scrapper69 said...

Beautiful cards Greta!! I love that stained glass look... It's Gorgeous!!! Have a happy 4th of July!!!

Theresa

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards, Greta, and the faux stained glass technique is lovely. Fab colour combination too - it's even more striking in your fourth card. xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow such a great effect with that last card...it looks amazing...so love this card x. Happy 4th July to you and what fabulous cards you did make x

Betty said...

your stained glass card is so pretty and that little striped side gives it such a classy look - perfect 4th cards - hope you are having a good day too!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and a beautiful stained glass look.

Rosemary said...

wonderful set of cards, greta! the one with the faux stain glass is gorgeous! i'm so happy that I was one of the three lucky people to get one! hope you have a wonderful 4th!

ankitag612 said...

This is one gorgeous card. I love how you paired the colors with the stained glass technique and a bit of glitter in the flowers really makes them stand out. Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

Cat Craig said...

All 4 cards are vibrant and fun. But I have to say I really love your faux stained glass technique. It is gorgeous and such a show stopper. Big winner in my book and yay for your friend in France to get this beauty.

Brenda in IN said...

Gorgeous red, white and blue card. The shine and sparkle is so pretty and so is the design. The stripe gives it pizzazz.

Vikki H said...

I thought it was gorgeous on IG but on the blog where I can enlarge it the stained glass effect is even more lovely! Adding stripes to a July card is perfect. Nice set of July 4 cards too!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab four, Greta! Just love your 4th of July cards and your faux stained glass turned out great too!!

LeAnne said...

This is AMAZING!! What a gorgeous technique and so very pretty in red, white and blue! Awesome creation, thanks for playing with the Retro Rubber challenge this week!

Mrs A. said...

This is absolutely stunning. Love the result. Hugs Mrs A.

Dawn T said...

Happy 4th Greta. Gorgeous cards. Love the faux stained glass card. Looks amazing.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love this card, I've not seen this "Stained Glass" technique but it's absolutely fabulous, love the finish look it gives to the die cuts, simply gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing the video and your beautiful card with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.
Hugs.

Mia said...

Just STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my dear friend.

Claire Grantham said...

This is AMAZING Greta! I love the simplicity of your card, with the wonderful stained glass effect (I'm off to watch the video now), your friend will be very happy to receive it I'm sure. Always great to see you in the gallery, thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Melissa Grant said...

Wow just gorgeous! Especially in the Red White & Blue! Great use of the theme colors!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my... Those flowers are stunning!! And I love the twine star! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day... thinking of you

Maria said...

Fab collection of cards, Greta! Love all the red, white, and blue! Awesome stars, too! And, the last card with the flowers and Nuvo glaze is stunning, so pretty!! Hope you had a great 4th!

Ivana Camdzic said...

O my, these are all fabulous!! I love the backed flowers - that Nuvo shine is sooo pretty! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!! Hugs, sweet crafty friend!

Barbara said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection! Faux stained glass technique is amazing and your card fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon says stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Helen Wallace said...

All four cards are lovely; there's something about the red, white, blue combo which really packs a punch and it feels so patriotic. I love the look of the Faux stained glass technique. I've added it to my list of techniques to try. x

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, these are fun! The twine behind the star is nifty! Hope you enjoyed a Happy 4th!

creative lady said...

Wow! Love all of your cards!!! Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Neva Cole said...

Great stained glass technique! I will have to try that soon. Love the take on our color theme, thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!