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Retro Rubber Challenge #17 part two...

We are on week two of the current Retro Rubber Challenge #17 – where all you have to do is make something patriotic and/or with sparkles.  So I made a card that is patriotic and has sparkles!  I am playing along with a couple of other challenges – The Friday Mashup – where it’s all about 3 or a sketch and CAS(E) this Sketch.

I started off with a piece of watercolor paper on which I white embossed an exploding firework.  I silver embossed the “boom” three times.  (I am stretching the it’s all about three a bit by using words instead of an element.) RRBC 1 (557x640)

After that, I used my distress inks to water color a strip of blue and a strip of red.  I added some bling and popped the paper up on kraft cardstock. RRBC 2 (640x394)

Have you made your 4th of July cards yet?  If you have – be sure to play along with the Retro Rubber challenge.  Link up HERE.

A huge thank you for being selected as a fab fave for the last Fab Friday challenge.  You can see that card HERE.  I was very surprised and thrilled!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to pop in tomorrow!!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! watercolor paper.  PTI kraft.  Stamps:  PTI red, white and blue.  Other:  White and silver embossing powders.  Distress inks.  Rhinestones.


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cynthia richards

This is amazing. Love the simple firework burst with the red, white and blue shading! Awesome and good luck! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Friday Mashup!

Amy Kunkle

Love the color shading around the firework! Thanks for sharing with The Friday Mashup!

Leigh Penner

Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Greta H

Super CAS card--love how you did the watercoloring!

Heidi Baks

How fun! I love the patriotic watercolors and the rhinestones! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.


Great patriotic card!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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