Sunday, 10 June 2012

Red, White and Blue

While the family was away for the afternoon visiting my mother-in-law, I managed to get another card made.  This one is for two challenges - Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge and Create With Connie & Mary who have a sketch challenge this week.

I am not a fan of bright reds, so used only a tiny bit for an accent color.  The flower was made using the Fancy Flower Punch; the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the long-retired Spring Bouquet Flower Punch that went with the Looks Like Spring set.  After I put the flower together, I liberally sprayed it with Frost White Shimmer spray, heat set it to dry it quickly and then used a Real Red button for the centre. Each layer is popped up with dimensionals so it's definitely a lumpy-bumpy card not designed for the mail.

The photo is a bit glare-y, sorry.  As it gets more into winter here, it's harder to get a natural looking photo and all I have to help is one OTT light.

Here are the challenge details:

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Petite Pairs
Cardstock:  Night of Navy; Whisper White; Brights DSP
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Fancy Flower Punch; 5-Petal Punch; Spring Bouquet Flower Punch; Scallop Punch;  Playground buttons; Bakers Twine; Frost White Shimmer Paint



Debbie Henderson said...

Super job on your flower and love the "americana" look to your card. The red button is perfect for the center. Thanks for playing with us at CCMC this week!

Dawn Tidd said...

I love the layered flower, it looks great. The polk-dot paper add just the right touch of red. Thanks for joining us at the Pals this week.

Deb said...

Love your flower! The shimmer spray really makes it sparkle!! Love the button and twine! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said... flower is GORGEOUS and what a beautiful red, white, and blue card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

WONDERFUL flower, I bet it really shimmers in real life! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!