Aug 29 2008

Blogger’s Challenge – Patriotic or Baby card


This week’s Blogger’s Challenge was to create a Patriotic card or Baby card.  I chose to combine the Patriotic card with my need for a birthday card this weekend!

My Stamp Camp group last weekend sort of issued a challenge on what I would do with all the frames I had left from making purses with the Top Note Die.  Luckily some were Bali Breeze, so I pulled one out.  Western Sky (now retired) was always my go-to designer paper for Patriotic cards, so I pulled out a scrap of it and backed the Top Note Frame.  The base card is Riding Hood Red.  I was very pleased on how well Bali Breeze and Riding Hood Red went together with the Western Sky!

I stamped Outlined for Fun in Basic Black on Whisper White, then colored with my Ruby Red marker and Bali Breeze ink (with Blender Pen).  Punched a lot of Riding Hood Red and Bali Breeze stars and applied them around the Happy Birthday center.

Nothing fancy, but I like how it turned out!

I’m off to check out the rest of the Blogger’s this week!  Enjoy the weekend…


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20 People have left comments on this post

Aug 29, 2008 - 09:08:36

Great card, Connie. It’s so fun and festive…just perfect for the occasion! Have a fabulous Labor Day weekend.

Aug 29, 2008 - 10:08:31
Patti Chesky said:

This card just screams “fun”. I love the colors you have chosen. You’re right….Western Sky does match perfectly!!! Great job!!

Aug 29, 2008 - 10:08:45

This is great Connie! I love what you’ve done with the “leftover” frame. What a great idea!

Aug 29, 2008 - 10:08:03

What a fun patriotic birthday card!

Aug 29, 2008 - 11:08:07
kim howard said:

Love these letters, I keep on saying that but I haven’t bought them yet. Great card!

Aug 29, 2008 - 11:08:17

I was thinking the same thing Patty Chesky said! ROFL Now it would be redundant!!! LOL I love this card, Connie. All of your elements, punches and dies make this card FABULOUS! TFS!

Aug 29, 2008 - 12:08:32

this is too cute! I love how you cut out the die with stripey paper. So fun!!

Aug 29, 2008 - 01:08:11
Kerry D-C said:

Fun! Fun! Fun! love the stars!

Aug 29, 2008 - 03:08:48
Lisa B. said:

I have been saving a few frames from my Big Shot and now I know what to do with them!!! Beautiful card, Connie!

Aug 29, 2008 - 04:08:23
BarbaraD said:

This is such a fun card! Love how you used the “leftover” frame….guess I should be saving mine!! All the elements of this card work so well together….LOVE IT!! Now….WHAT purses?!!

Aug 29, 2008 - 11:08:31

This is SO cute! Using “leftovers” is a great idea…I wouldn’t have known if you hadn’t mentioned it!

Aug 30, 2008 - 12:08:39
Lori said:

What a fun card! The color combination is great. And, I love how you “recycled” the leftover frame, too.

Aug 30, 2008 - 12:08:41
Kathie said:

Perfect card for the occasion Connie! I love the shape of the frame.

Aug 30, 2008 - 05:08:16
Marcia said:

What a fun card – it screams have a great time!

🙂 Marcia

Aug 30, 2008 - 07:08:45

What a wonderful card Connie! Very smart of you to use the leftover frame! It looks great! Fun color combination! 😀

Aug 30, 2008 - 10:08:01

this is fantastic!!! you have inspired me to save my negative images from our dies!

Aug 31, 2008 - 04:08:15
Cindy L said:

Super-cute card, Connie! Love the top note and all the fabulous stars!

Aug 31, 2008 - 11:08:01
Sheryl said:

Fun card, Connie! I love the Western Sky DSP and it is perfect for patriotic theme. I really like the outline alpha too.

Sep 1, 2008 - 09:09:35
Toni said:

Love that die cut Connie! And the vibrant colors and stripes! Well done.

Sep 2, 2008 - 04:09:07
Ida said:

Very nice and fun Patriotic Birthday card. That die is very popular.