Saturday, 2 November 2019


What a great challenge we have at Sweet Stampin this week - Celebrations for Bonfire Night.  When I was a little girl all those years ago we used to celebrate Bonfire Night at home - we had a large garden and always had our own bonfires. Mum and Dad's friends and their children would come round and we would do apple bobbing, make toffee, have baked potatoes cooked in the fire and bowls of hot soup.  There would be a few fireworks but nothing too noisy or spectacular.  It was a night I always looked forward to and we did the same for our children when they were little. Sadly I now think commercial Hallowe'en has taken over our traditional bonfire night and the fireworks seem to get louder and go on for longer - and last more than just the one night.  My pets are always terrified of the screams of the rockets.  How bah humbug that all sounds.

So anyway on to my card for this celebration - and did I have anything to do with fireworks?  Nope I didn't so I had to think outside the box a bit and came up with Stampin Up's Dandelion Wishes - I know - who would have thought it?  But I think you'll agree they look quite good as fireworks.

I started off by creating my background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks with lots of Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick and Chipped Sapphire.  Once dry I added the stamps and heat embossed them in white embossing powder.  I then added some glitter all over them and extra ink.  Different coloured rhinestones were added to the middle.  The word is from SU and was cut out of plain white card stock.

1 comment:

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love your take on this challenge hun. Your stamping the dandelion heads as fireworks was absolutely inspired! So clever and so effective! Fabulous hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo