Friday, June 19, 2020

Independence Day !

     Here's a reminder that the June monthly challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps is still ongoing and you can enter projects until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.  The July challenge starts on Monday, July 6.           My mid-month reminder card for June celebrates with one of Jan's newest sets, Independence Day Friends, and the set is on sale until the end of June!

     I'm so proud of this card because, while I used all pre-colored images from the set, I put a lot of work into merging the ladies, their picnic lunches, the fireworks, and the sentiment so that they would look like a single image.  I've been practicing but this is the first time I've merged more than just 2 images.  Each image becomes a 'layer' and this one has a total of 6 layers!  I can hardly believe I managed it.  :-D

     But if merging isn't your thing, fret not.  Jan has already merged images within the set so you can either use a single image or one of the pre-merged images.  You really should go and look at the entire set.  It's going to be so versatile.  I used the Independence Day sentiment to make this one a 4th of July card but leaving that sentiment out, all the rest of the individual images would make fabulous summer-themed cards or cards to celebrate nearly any occasion.

     You know, it's digi sets like this one that make me remember why I'm now so hooked on digis as opposed to real rubber.  Not only can you adjust the size of your images (which I love!) but there are so many images and sentiments in this set, if I had to store them all mounted on wood, I'd run out of room.  As digis, they store in a really small space on one of my flash drives.  Yep, digis for me forever!

This card has all the colors from the TicTacToe board
found at Color Dare this week except for the very
center, Laguna Blue.  I used top and bottom rows plus
first and third columns.

Pre-colored images
QuicKutz and Spellbinders dies for all cut shapes
Baker's twine in blue and red stripes

Angie's Digital Stamps
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Creative Fingers
Creative Knockouts
Cute Card Thurs
Stamping Sensations
Time Out (It was the celebration part that got to my creative juices!)

     If you haven't played in our June challenge yet, please come on over!  Our theme is always Anything Goes and, while you aren't required to use a Jan's stamp, if you do your entry will go into a separate draw just for JDS images.  That increases your chances of winning buy a huge amount! 

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Your hard work was really worth it a brilliant card

  2. LOTS of merging and it came out just beautiful!!!

  3. Your hard work definitely paid off Connie this is a fantastic card, love the images.
    Linda xxx

  4. Your scene looks incredible Connie and your merging of the images turned out fantastic! Love the colors and design!

  5. That is gorgeous image!! Beautiful card Nana Connie!

  6. AH! A converted lady LOL. I Love digis too. This is a wonderful card and love that you added eso many images to make a whole one. Super work Connie.
    Take care
    Faith x

  7. That a real fun image, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations June challenge.

    B x

  8. You should be proud of yourself to be able to merge and layer up all these digis! You made a super card and such a fun image. Thanks for joining Time Out x

  9. So true about digis and flexibility of size and storage; but I just can't get away from my stamps and dies. Your cards are always laid out beautifully and fantastic coloring. Again, thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  10. Agreed, I love digi stamps! Fab and fun card with those rich colors! So glad you joined us at Creative Knockouts for our Summer Fun Challenge!

  11. Fab card, these two look like they are having a great day! Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge.
    Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts xx

  12. Wow, that sounds extremely complicated but what a fab image you've created! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for our June Challenge at Stamping Sensations.


  13. Excellent merging and great result!
    Thank you for sharing with Color My Heart Color Dare!
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  14. I admire your merging ability, this is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at As You Like It Challenge!

  15. Great image. Your coloring is great. Thanks for joining the challenge at Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.

  16. What an amazing card! The happiness of the ladies (and merging them) and the fireworks for the celebrations are great elements put together. A darling take with a celebratory card for our photo inspiration at Time out challenges, thank you for joining us. Hugs ~ Ishani.

  17. It's a lovely card and the layering looks perfect! :)
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers
    DT Tindaloo ~ I have a sweet Blogcandy if you wanna join in!


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