Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Happy Birthday, USA!!!!!

Hello crafting friends: My teammates and I at SHOPPING OUR STASH have a new challenge for you to play with that is just in time for the fast approaching 4th. of July celebrations.
Here is my card to inspire you join us in the gallery.

This sweet image is from a 2009 Flourishes stamp set called "Patriotism on Parade", I love all the images on this set but this one is my favorite. 
I stamped it on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it then, colored it with SU markers, the pattern paper is from a small stash of patriotic papers, the ribbon was a left over piece that I died with some thread, the flower is a sticker.  The fireworks are from a set by The Ton called PYROTECHNICS  which I heat embossed with glitter embossing powder and the white heat embossed sentiment from a Power Poppy set called "Marcella's Mixed Tape Vol. 1"


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The border is from a retired SU set called "Bordering Blooms", the little girl waving the Flag is from the Patriotism on Parade set.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #214 "Embossing Wet or Dry"

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #121 "Stars and Stripes"

A Gem of a Challenge Challenge #222 "Red, White and Blue"

Simply Papercraft "Anything Goes"

I hope you get inspired to play along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, visit the blog for more inspiration from my  fabulously creative teammates.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Oh Maria, this is so cute, love the parade and beautiful colouring, love the fireworks and papers. AWESOME job.

  2. What a great 4th of July card! That "Patriotism on parade" set is adorable! I also like the way you did the insure sentiment in red and blue and crossed their letters!

  3. I love this set...in fact, you might just see it on a future card of mine, LOL! So cute the way you colored it, it's adorable!

  4. such an amazingly lovely card... inside and out... i love this, maria! ♥

  5. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us
    DT Cute N Crafty Mommy

  6. I love a stamping parade of creativity!

  7. Cute card to follow our theme this time of RED, WHITE AND BLUE. Thanks for entering our challenge. ♥ PINK GEMS
    [aussie aNNie designer for Pink Gems Challenges]

  8. Love how you mix up your stamp sets to create such fabulous cards, Maria! Got all those goodies, might as well play with them. You ribbons with the flower are a super cute accent, too.

  9. This is such a creative and wonderfully celebratory design! You really did a fabulous job, Maria!

  10. Great fun card, love it. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  11. Fab red white & blue creation teammie!
    Love it!!!

  12. Lovely image, coloured beautifully. Such a fun 4th July card.

    Thank you for sharing in our 'embossing wet or dry' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  13. Thank you my friend ! This cute cute card stands proudly on display at my house now !! SMILE !!
    It is colored to perfection and that darling bow at the top is the cutest bow ever !!

  14. Hi Maria! Great card and I how you finished the inside is super fun too. Happy 4th of July and thanks so much for joining my Stars & Stripes blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  15. Fabulous card Maria, love the parade of kids all doing their own thing. So cute.