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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Have a Sparkle kind of Day

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge inspired by Isaiah 53:5 is to use stripes and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time with America's birthday just around the corner -- since our flag has stripes! "Patriotic Emily" is a charming stamp from Embossing Arts that I always delight in coloring and sparkling. The background paper with more stripes than Emily's apron, is from "the other Martha" on the internet. Funny thing about that -- serendipity for sure: I had printed it out to make a fan for my granddaughter and it was just sitting on my work table when this challenge was presented. The rest, as they say, "is history." Having just completed my patchwork card, where I dry embossed the pieces, I embossed Emily's dress for more "poof" and dimension -- all attached with pop dots. Nuff said -- hope you have a sparkle kind of day!
Other stuff: wire ribbon, grosgrain pleated ribbon (thanks to Candace for posting her cards with this technique), gold pen, Art Institute Glitter for sparkle, colors by prismacolor and OMS, Inkpads - Marvy and Versa Magic (sounds like a law firm? - no -- just orange and Mango Madness), Metallic Rub-On - Copper, Cuttlebug and Sizzix.
Happy Birthday America -- Sarah -- and America (my blogging friend)

my hand


annies place said...

Fabulous card, love the doggy flag, enjoy America's special day Ann x

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Martha - how cute is this!!! I love your adorable image and the striped apron! Serendipity - I love that word - it has such a lovely sound to it - have you seen the movie!?! Back to the card - it is gorgeous and those fabulous stripes definiately qualify it for this weeks SSIC! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we look forward to seeing you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Vicky Hayes said...

This card is like a party! Love that cute little pooch waving his flag. Happy July 4th!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Martha this is gorgeous I love your design and that image is fabulous I love it.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Martha, love your patriotic card! And your little dog too, waving the flag. Super cute and just in time for the holiday. Enjoy yuour weekend.


stampinfrog said...

Martha this is an adorable image and the papers are perfect!Exquisite coloring!
Have a great and safe Holiday weekend!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Martha.

Hugs Riet.xx

Becky said...

What a fabulous card; from the image to all those wonderful strips. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters In Christ cant wait to see what you do next week :)

Susa said...

This is gorgeous card! I feel the celebration from your card! :)

Anonymous said...

Awwwh, Martha this is just plain sweet! I am so glad to see you playing this week as I always love to see your creations. Thank for sharing your creation with us at SSCC.

Grace said...

Oh this is so sweet Martha! We just came in from doing sparklers with our Grandkids! So much fun to share in their excitement! You did an amazing job! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Kristine said...

Awww, Martha this is so cute!! Great job on last week's SSCC =) Hope you're enjoying a great 4th!! Love your new blog look too! CUTE CUTE!