Friday, June 26, 2015

This Way to the Fireworks!

     Another fun card for the new challenge at QKR Stampede where our latest theme is "Patriotic."   You may interpret that so that it works for your particular country, obviously, but with our 4th of July holiday right around the corner here in the USA, I thought of fireworks and Red, White, and Blue.  :-D  This image is from QKR (Digi 12501 "Firecracker".)

     This is another single layer card; yes, I'm still practicing my CAS style.  I printed it and the sentiment directly onto the white CS which would become the card base, then colored it with my ProMarkers.

     I've had several people ask me how I know where to put the image when I'm looking at the "page" on the computer screen.  I set my bottom margin at .50, then add the image and shift it down to the bottom.  I move it over from the left side margin to where I think it will work, then print onto inexpensive printer paper to make sure it's lined up where I want it.  I make any adjustments that might be needed, test print it again and, when all is perfect, I put the card stock into the printer and print for the final time.  I trim the page to the width I want for the card by cutting off the right hand side, using my paper trimmer.  I score and fold the card into a tent style.

      Just in case you want to know what happened when the ant lit the fuse, here's a shot of the inside of the card.

     I'm sure you think it's a bit odd for two ants to be running the fireworks show but those two little ants did a pretty good job, didn't they?  :-D

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     I hope we're going to see you playing in our QKR Stampede challenge this week.  Think of something patriotic and get a card made.  Remember, if you use a QKR image to enter, your card will be in a completely separate draw only for those using QKR images and that really increases your chances of winning.  Come play and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card NanaConnie,love the image and sentiment and great idea to put the firework display inside--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

jimlynn said...

I think those ants did a great job of sending off the fireworks! SO cute and love the one layer for this. The image is darling! Cute, cute card.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my goodness this made me chuckle, I can imagine their faces when he lights the rocket! A fabulous card my friend.
Linda xxx

Chasing the Dream said...

Morning NC. So cute and perfect for the July 4. Love the CAS style of this beauty.

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! This is just too cute Connie!! Love your added patriotic twine too! :)

rachel taylor said...

lovely fun card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 91 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sweet card and such a fun image! Great inside of the card too!

I've been thinking about you, hope you're doing okay.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous coloring and I love the twine. Your CAS cards are the best.
Hugs & smiles,

Donna K said...

oh my. this card is the cutest! love that fun, fun image, those little ants are "cracking" me right up!!

Mariken said...

Fabulous one layer card, I love this one! So cute...
Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!!

Karen C said...

Oh my goodness! How adorable!! Love those little guys! Love QKR images!! Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs!
Karen C

Colette said...

Such a cute card NanaConnie! Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy this week, good luck. Colette - DT

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Love it! Your coloring is awesome! And nailed it on the CAS!

Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

Sandy S

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love the image you've used to create your perfect little CAS card!
Dawn xx

J said...

What a lovely CAS card - I think you have got it just right and love the wee ants! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more.


Leanne said...

Oh wow, great fun image and nice coloring as well. Love that twine on the top. So glad you did the inside as well. Thanks for playing our Patriotic Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT
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Anja Curvers said...

Wow such a funny image and great coloring. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew
Hugs, Yvonne

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I LOVE this image and LOVE your single layered card!!!! Another for my wish list!