Okay doesn't that title just "grab ya!" - These days I find myself with "limited" stamping time.
I enjoy trying different challenges but due to time constraints this week I combined two different challenges. For Friday's Blogger's Challenge our challenge this week was to use the colors:
Red, White and Blue for our project. - Normally you think of these as traditional colors for the 4th of July but I really didn't want to go that route so instead I chose a Birthday theme.
Then I combined it with a "Sketch" challenge that I signed up for on another group (SSUS) that I belong too.
My card base is Real Red, with Brilliant Blue (I distressed the edges with BB ink & the cutter kit)
Then I used my Circles Cuttlebug folder and embossed some Whisper White card stock. I had purchased some cool red, white and blue striped paper (My Mind's Eye - Confetti from the Kaleidoscope Collection) and just knew I had to use it for this challenge.
I also recently purchased these delicious cupcake stamps by Hero Arts and decided they would go perfectly with my birthday theme. I stamped the cupcake on Whisper White and also on a piece of the designer paper. Then I cut out only the cupcake wrapper on the DP and glued it on top of my other cupcake image. I used White Liquid Applique to create my frosting. My cherry was colored with Copic Markers (yes, I broke down and bought a set) and I can tell you that right now I still need TONS of practice using them but for this little cherry image they worked just fine. Plus I highlighted the cherry with a clear Spica Glitter pen although it doesn't show in the scan.
I stamped the Polka Dot background (Cornish Heritage Farms) on Brocade Blue card stock with Craft White ink and layered that on top my striped designer paper and the white cuttlebug piece.
I cut my circles out using Nestabilities Dies. The sentiment was stamped with Brilliant Blue ink and mounted on BB card stock which I attached 2 Real Red brads and then mounted it and my cupcake with foam mounting tape to complete my card. I think it's a very festive card and could still be used for a patriotic card as well since the 4th of July is America's birthday.
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