Because of the time of year it is my thoughts naturally went to Independence Day. But I took it a step further and thought about all the times in my life when I've felt the most free and I would have to say the summers of my youth rank right up there. Summer then meant the freedom to spend my days doing or not doing anything! (And also not suffering those weird pangs of guilt when a whole day was spent on the porch reading a book or just daydreaming). It also meant eating ice cream every day and not worrying about how many carbs I was ingesting:)
When I saw this set from North Coast Creations called "You're the Bomb!" I HAD to have it! Hands down, my fave treat from the ice cream trucks that used to regularly troll my neighborhood growing up was the Bomb Pop! I used some star dies from Papertrey ink to create a negative space panel from white cs and instead of popping up the panel I adhered it flat to the card base to keep the design more CAS. I added some texture to the white star using a Stampin' Up woodgrain embossing folder. The bomb pop image was embossed then colored with copics - difficult to see in the pic but I did add glossy accents to give it more of an "icy" appearance. And yep, I finally hopped on the sequin trend train - so proud of myself for actually buying and using something:)
Other Materials Used: Papertrey ink white cs, Stampin' Up pp, Echo Park Dots & Stripes pp, Michael's sequins
I'm also going to link this up to the current Simon Says Stamp challenge - Anything Goes!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Thanks for all your supportive comments!