Thursday, July 24, 2008

Red, White & Blue - but not July 4th :)

Good Morning! Today's card was made for a color challenge. Red, white & blue..........I was nervous at first because I was sure that my card would look like July 4th and I guess it does a little bit, but I'm fine with it. It was fun to try to work with these colors without doing a July 4th card, plus I used one of my new Bella stamps :)

I started with a white card base and added a red cardstock layer that I distressed with my little Heidi Swapp pink pac man distressing tool. I love that little tool! I then added a blue with red polka dots patterned paper layer, again distressed on the edges. Next is a layer of KI Memories lace cardstock. I think these papers are BEAUTIFUL, but this is the first time I've actually used them, I have only been admiring them for a while :) It was really easy to use and I'm sure I'll be getting more colors now :) I stamped my new teacup with flowers stamp from Stampin' Bella and then paper pieced the cups. I colored the flowers with glitter pens and copics and pop dotted that onto the card front. The sentiment stamp is from a Hero Arts clear set. I added dew drops and ribbon and called it done!

Have I told you how much I love challenges......they really get me to think outside my own box :)

Our quote for the day: "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. "
— Erich Fromm

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Lynette said...

Awesome card, Jeanette! Great job on the challenge - it doesn't look like the Fourth of July at all. That is cool paper.

stampmonkey said...

I think red and blue will always be associated with the 4th of July, but this in no way resembles a patriotic card. I think that teacup image is so cute, and I LOVE that lacy paper (I, too, have been "admiring" the few pieces I bought...a couple months ago!) -- beautiful job with the challenge!