Wednesday, July 1, 2020


At the Library Craft Challenge blog this week, the cover art from”The Moon Spinners” by Mary Stewart, is perfect for a summer design!...

My mind went right to Conesus Lake in Western New York, where my sister and brother-in-law live. It’s only six miles from my house, so we spend a lot of time there boating and swimming. On July 3 is a big Independence Day celebration called the “Ring of Fire.” Every house around the lake lights flares along the lake’s edge at 10:00 PM, turning the lake into a glowing orange ring. Of course, there are fireworks, which inspired my card...

I inked a background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, and Broken China. I used fireworks stencils from Trinity Stamps, Echo Patk, and Simple Stories.  I heat embossed in red, white, blue, and gold.

Added lots of Stickles and Nuvo Drops for sparkle and shine, and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s “Land that I Love” set. The little house die cuts are from Julie Ebersole’s “Hearth & Home” at Ellen Hutson, and Neat & Tangled’s “Warm Winter Scene.”

Thanks for stopping by! ❤️


  1. What a gorgeous card! Your embossed fireworks are amazing!

  2. What a stunning design .Perfect take on the cover and the fireworks look amazing.Thanks for joining The Library

  3. This has been featured as a ‘Librarian’s Choice’. Thank you for sharing it at The Library.