May 11, 2010

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE STAMPIN CONNECTION SKETCH CARD

Howdy all!!!  There was a little snafu with the sketch challenge yesterday and it did not get posted until later in the day so I am sharing it today! This week's sketch is by Diane Noble - fabulously talented stamper!!  She posted a fun challenge and added a little twist - do the sketch AND do a double-fold card!! Well, I have not done one of these in awhile and so I thought it would be fun to "kick it up a notch" and do both of Diane's challenges, lol!! I decided to use my new July Fourth set from the Summer Mini - I love this set, it is quickly becoming a fave!  I can see lots of use for me with this one!  I decided on no patterned paper for this one, but rather relied on the images to form the background.  I used my jumbo wheel called Red, White, and Blue (also from the Summer Mini) for the inside main panel and I love it! Very fun wheel!  I added some white stitching to the front panel to break up the blue on blue and I stamped and punched out one of the fireworks stamps, added a brad, and popped them up on dimensionals to act as the clasp for the front panel.  With this type of card, it really is necessary to the inside of the card, so I did!!
Here is what it looks like when the card is fully opened.  I added some more stitching on the inside panel, stamped, cut out, added versamark, then heat set the stars with clear embossing powder and they really shine IRL! This was a really fun card to make and I enjoyed just having some stamping fun without feeling like I was under the gun to get something done, LOL!! Although, the rest of today will be like that as I prep for my scrapbook club tomorrow night, and my stamp club on Saturday! Also, I am hosting an event on Friday called Cards for the Troops where I ask community members to come by and stamp cards that are precut and ready to go so that I may send them overseas so more to follow on that!! Now, I am off to cut paper!  Thanks for stopping by, I will be back tomorrow to share some of my Cards for the Troops cards and give you the deets on this event!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White card stock
Inks - Brilliant Blue, Real Red classic inks and stampin' write markers, white gel pen
Stamps - July Fourth, Red, White, and Blue
Accessories - mat pack and paper piercer, stampin' dimensionals, Brilliant Blue brads

20 comments:

Diane said...

Hey Alex! Could of fooled me with the no pattern paper,it sure looks like you used pattern paper!
Fabulous card and fold! Love it!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is super fun Alex! Love the patterns and red white and blue. Makes me think of summer! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, you are such a great friend! Hugs!

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS, that paper looks AWESOME!!

Joan said...

Ahhhhaaaaa - sneaky planners - this set is a Canadian set up north - Happy 1st of July and a maple leaf included. Clever clever. You've got a wonderful celebratory card here Alex!!!!

Mandy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment..This is a gorgeous card....
Mandy xx

raindropecho said...

Oooh what a super fun card! Those stars are so fun and I love the circles that look like fireworks. Great card!
- Ann

Crystal said...

WOW Alex this is one GREAT 4th of July creation...LVOE the card design and this fab paper and stamps!!! AWESOME GIRL! Hugs!!!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very nice!! You can never go wrong with red, white, and blue! Love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very cute!! I love it and all it's patriotic-ness!! :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is AWESOME!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh Alex, how fun is this! I just love patriotic cards and your fold is really cool!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous patriotic card, Alex! Love the design!

Risa said...

Very cute 4th of July card! I love the layout!
hugs
Risa:)

Dani said...

Very cool! Very patriotic!

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, super fun!! I may have to get this new stamp set yet!

Maureen said...

ooohhhhhh - I love that card Alex!! Totally in my To CASE pile! And...unfortunately won't make it to convention this year...its been almost a year out of work and its getting a little tight...still not worried, but stopping to pause a bit more these days if you know what I mean! and I would have loved to meet up with you!

ok - gotta go!
luv ya!
((()))reen

Rose Ann said...

Awesome patriotic card, Alex!! I love the Joy Fold style!!

Chris said...

love this! so festive!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Oooh love this! Anything with the red, white and blue!!

GREAT CARD!

Dana said...

Very nicely done Alex. I just saw that there are Canadian stamps and papers that match as well. I have to check it out with my consultant and see what I can get. Thanks for the reminder. Lol
Hope all is going well and that everyone is doing okay.
Hugs.