Greetings, patriots and friends from abroad!
For those of us in the U.S., today is all about the red, white, and blue. And, of course, fireworks. Fortunately, my SNEAK PEEK for Your Next Stamp's July New Release is in keeping with both of these festive imperatives...
The tag above features YNS's new FIREWORKS BACKGROUND stamp set, which comes with both the fireworks background and sentiment.
The fam and me are headed to a 4th of July party at some friends' house this evening (keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't rain -- there's a 50% chance. Few things are more dispiriting than soggy fireworks...), so I thought making a tag would be the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone: a design team sample/hostess gift topper combo. Everyone wins! I've been thinking about what to bring the host and hostess. First thought: I could bake them an apple pie. What could be more all-American? Second thought: they'll probably have so much food on hand for the party that receiving one more edible will be met with feigned enthusiasm, at best. Third thought: I could make them a big jar of homemade salsa. Fourth thought: see second thought. Fifth thought: just bring wine; not terribly original, but it will eventually be put to good use. The originality will come in the form of my cute, cute tag (that was HAND-STITCHED, with love). Needless to say, I'm going with my fifth thought.
I really think this firework image is one of the best I've ever seen. Of course, at first glance -- especially around this time of year -- is that it's for July 4, but really, fireworks are perfect for all sorts of congratulatory occasions. Weddings, birthdays, graduations, thank-yous for hot-nights-of-whatever, you name it. Such possibilities!
To create this glittery fizgig, I first stamped the image in VersaMark, then applied PK Glitz Heat Activated Glue Powder. After hitting it with my heat gun, I then scattered PK Glitz Peppermint Twist Glitter on top. Once the glue powder dries with the glitter on top, the glitter stays put. Easy-peasy! The sentiment was heat-embossed with regular white fine detail embossing powder. To get the stitching detail on the Blueberry layer of the tag, I used YNS's STITCHED SQUARES DIES.
This month's YNS release is full of exotic animals, ninjas, rainbows, clowns -- you name it! Visit the YNS Blog for links to all of today's Sneak Peeks, then come back tomorrow for the New Release Blog Hop for even more stamping splendor. I guarantee it will be amazing! In the meantime,