How fun is this new Sparkler stamp from TPD Stamps? The 4th of July was always HUGE with our family when I was growing up. As kids, our parents would light those sparklers and we would hesitate to grab them for fear of a spark burning our hand. But, once we got past that initial fear, the fun began... drawing swirly circles in the air until that last spark petered out, then starting all over again with a newly lit sparkler and haggling for the colored ones. Remember that? Of course, all the men would be up on the hill, lighting the most massive fireworks you ever did see.
This card came together quickly and was pretty easily done. I wanted black cardstock, to bring out that sparkly, glittery goodness, and I thought my WRMK acetate would be great to pair with it to bring out the bits of blue glitter glue on my cardstock, yet still allowing the black to come through, between those blue stripes.
It's a bit difficult to capture glitter in all it's shiny glory. To get the effects that you see, I heat embossed my sparklers with Versamark and white embossing powder, then filled in the space on the stick with clear glue and dusted with DecoArt Glamour Dust extra fine glitter.
The sparks were enhanced with Stickles glitter glue with more shades of glitter glue on the background. The sentiment is from another TPD Stamp Set called "Mason Jar Accessories #1", which I thought was the perfect quote to accompany my sparklers. I sponged the edges of the torn white cardstock with my Powder Puff chalk ink and wrapped some pretty red wired beads around the ends, hot glued on the backside.
Just draw on some extra fireworks and tap little dots all over your background with the glitter glue to finish it off. This is such a pretty card in person with all that sparkle and perfect not only to celebrate summer and Independence Day, but to share with someone special that lights up your life; a teacher, friend, or that special girl or guy in your life. Have fun with it!
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Additional supplies: Coredinations black cardstock, Stickles Glitter Glue Mercury, Christmas Red and Lagoon, Tombow mono aqua glue, foam squares, Score-tape, Neenah white cardstock
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