Monday, May 23, 2016

Things that go pop!!!!!

Or bang or bum.....Hello dear friends: The Less is More has a fun challenge this week, they want to see things that go "Bang or Pop" so it was the perfect chance to use this stamp set that I got a couple of months ago after hunting for it for at least 2 years!!!!! True,'s a Flourishes set called "Patriotism on Parade" and it's fabulous.  When Flourishes closed it's doors a few years back, I was left with a very long wish list of beautiful stamp sets and this one was one of them. By the time I went to buy it, it was gone!! so, I looked everywhere without any luck until I finally found it  on Christine Okken's blog one day when I was checking what she had for sale and, when I saw it I immediately pounce on it. She still has a whole lot of Flourishes images, if you want to get your hands on some, check them out HERE, just click on the "for sale" at the top of her page.  Here is my card.

There are several images, this one comes in a silhouette image too but I love this one where you can see the kids outfits, so sweet and beautiful.  I paired this image with some fabulous fireworks images from The Ton called Pyrotechnics, perfect for Independence Day. I was itching to use this stamp sets together and the Less is More challenge gave me that chance, woo hoo!!
I stamped this image onto a panel of Ninah Solar White card stock with Versafine Onix Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, the fireworks were stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed in glitter gold, glitter green and Calypso Coral from SU. 
Here is a close up of them.

I hope you can see the shimmer. Here is a look at the finished inside of my card.

All of this images are from the set.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

This is the stamp set I used.


Patti Willey said...

I grew up attending parades like this and just love this image! Sadly participation has been down for years both in display floats and spectators to bad we should embrace reasons to Celebrate !! Happy Memorial Day and thank you to those who served and proudly serve today!

Maria A. said...

It's sad indeed that the parades and celebrations have diminish in your town Patti, up here there are still a lot of parades for this Holidays and we all love to attend.
This image is reminiscent of this celebrations and that is why I hunted it for years, I just love it.
Thank you for stopping by, my friend.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Maria - you must have made that card with me in mind ;) - just became an American citizen :) - such a lovely scene, so sweet! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I had to get all those Katzelkraft animals - they will make an appearance on my blog over time....I did not know Oggie Doggie and his Doggie Daddy, since I did not grow up here , but that's what google is for - how adorable! I can see the resemblance! Have a happy day!

Maria A. said...

Oh my gosh Cornelia, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW CITIZENSHIP!!!!! This is just awesome news!!! I, myself, became an American Citizen back in 1995, I've been living here in the US for as long as I've been married, almost 43 years.
I'm so glad you Google this cartoon, your little doggie sent a charge to my brain and there they were, this pair of adorable dad and son.
Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you come back to visit again.
PS.- Those Katzelkraft stamps are totally irresistible.

Neets B said...

I imagine in real life your scene would be very noisy with pops and bangs! Perfect for our challenge this week.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic firework scene and loving the added embossed sparkle. Lots of fun and popping movement here. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Esther said...

What a great scene! It really captures the feel of a celebration and the excitement of fireworks - fab card!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Anita, the parades are indeed noisy and fun, love the fireworks, they are always spectacular.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sarah, I know this card it's not really all that CAS but I do love this little kids celebrating.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Esther, this is exactly why I really wanted this stamp set!!

Susan said...

Terrific scene, perfect for the challenge! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Chrissie said...

I love those fireworks, this is a super celebration card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"