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New England Stamper: Happy Independence Day

July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! Although we are British, we have lived in the USA for 13 years now and celebrate July 4th each year with our American friends. This is going to be a short post because we're heading out to a cook-out (English translation: barbecue).

I made this card using a technique called Brazen Brilliance, which was this week's Design Junkies' challenge. I never would have tried technique if it hadn't been for the challenge, but I'm really glad I did. It's fun and gives a great effect. Here's closer look:

The main image is from Artistic Outpost and the background is a retired SU stamp called Weathered.

Happy July 4th!


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Blogger Katy said...

Gorgeous card! Happy 4th July.

July 4, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

That is gorgeous! Have a wonderful Cook-Out, BBQ. I call it both! Happy 4th!

July 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

you are celebrating the 4th in style! gorgeous card. have fun with food and friends.

July 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger wwilloww said...

Gorgeous!! I can just picture it!! Great technique isn't it? Enjoy the day!!

July 4, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Beth Norman said...

Beautiful results. Like you, I wouldn't try so many of the techniques had it not been for challenges. Diana and I pick such different styles and it turns out I love everything she picks out. Good luck with winning.

July 4, 2010 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Shar said...

Nicely done! Great clean design!

July 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

This is really pretty, Ali!! Hope you had fun at the barbecue/cook-out.

July 5, 2010 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger BarbaraW said...

Great job on the technique. Love the stamp you chose.

July 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous.... you've made me put that stamp set on my wishlist!!! Love what you've done!

July 6, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing at Artistic Outpost!

July 7, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
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