May 28, 2010

BC153 - Sent With Love

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Now it's time for this weeks Blogger Challenge: Red, White and Blue. I really didn't want to go the Patriotic route since 4th of July will be arriving soon and I wanted to show that you can use these colors in a non-traditional manner as well.





I recently purchased some new stamps from Kimberly Crawford's new line, Mint Motif, Very Square and Very Square Sentiments. You can purchase these sets here:
(i{heart}papers)I loved the patterns of the squares and just knew I had to try them out. I found a great sketch on Karen Giron's blog that I really liked so I decided to use that for my card (with a few slight changes) as I flipped the sketch and left off the flourish in lieu of using buttons (Yes, I actually used buttons on a card!) That is so outside my comfort zone but I like how they look on this card.

Since clouds to be "in" right now I went with the cloud pattern in the Very Square set and stamped them in Brocade Blue ink on Whisper White cs and trimmed them, then mounted them onto squares of Real Red cs. My card base is Night of Navy layered with Whisper White and designer paper from My Mind's Eye (Parade - Celebrate stripes). I used my MS Loop punch for the border on the bottom of the card and a strip of the DP at the top as well. The Sentiment is from Very Square sentiments and my Airplane and loopy trail are from TCP Studio (Transportation Stamp Kit). The buttons are SU (Real Red) and I added thin strips of Night of Navy cs instead of thread to the button centers.


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Wishing you all here in the US a very safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

28 comments:

MJ said...

How fun, what a great idea that sentiment with the plane! Cute cute cute!

GCgirl said...

Super cute!!! Love the plane, the clouds, and the bg paper is perfect :-)

Lisa Bohler said...

Your card is super darling! Love the little airplane and your layout is wonderful! Happy Memorial Day!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute card- love the how perfect it would be for a little boys birthday card. Now that you mention the non-traditional red, white, blue I may have a card I made for my teacher's gifts that I can share ;-)

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute and you have the perfect papers to go with the airplane!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this cute card- love the image and the DSP and I love the accent of the punched edge! Have a great weekend!

Chrissy D said...

Adorable card - love that little airplane. Great job with the color challenge!

Allison said...

Such a super take on the challenge! I love this sketch and your use of the airplane and clouds couldn't be any smarter!

Miss Davis said...

wow! nicely done. I wouldn't mind incorporating my short Christian poem or love poem qutoes within these cards.

tonistamps said...

Cute airplane Ida! Perfect cloud papers to go with it too.

Tami Black said...

I LOVE THAT PAPER! This is so darned cute and immediately brought a smile to my face. Such a cute image and the clouds are just perfect! Perfect R, W and B card!

i {heart} papers said...

Cute, cute, cute!

BarbaraW said...

Your paper makes such a cool background for the clouds and plane.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh my Ida! I just love this! It is absolutely adorable, and I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that didn't go the Patriotic route! You did a terrific job on this card! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! :D

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great use of colors, sketch, stamps and DP! You really did an outstanding job!

Lori said...

Ida, this is too cute! Love how your little "scene" stretches across the panels.

Melissa said...

great take on the challenge! thanks for posting!

maryr917 said...

this is so cute ida-love the image and sentiment-the layout is so perfect for your image-great buttons btw

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This came together just perfectly! What a cute card, luv all the details.

njburk said...

This is a nice & colorful card--great job! Love the buttons!

Rose said...

Your card is adorable!!!

BonnieRose said...

Love those cloud stamps! Your card is fabulous!

Jane Bosi said...

Adorable!

Connie said...

What a CUTE card...love the airplane image! Neat sketch, too!

Heidi Hihn said...

Love it!!! Love how you created your design with paper and images!!

Elena said...

What a cute card, Ida! I really love the clouds and little plane! You did a wonderful job on this challenge and very nice take on the sketch! LOve it! :)

Heidi Hihn said...

Wonderful! I love how you put this card together!

Rachel Hope said...

Fun! Love the plane!!