Thursday, July 10, 2014

Not too much like a flag

I challenged myself to do a red, white and blue card with stars and stripes and keep it from looking like a flag. I think I succeeded.

The layout  for this is the current sketch at Sketch Saturday.

The image is from Impression-Obsession, colored in pencils, with the sentiment from Mark's Finest Paper.  I used a variety of stars and stripes DP snippets to provide the various layers, and added a scalloped edge to what is a rather thin strip on the sketch.

I wasn't really sure what to use for the embellies near the bottom of the sketch until I stumbled upon these snaps that were a perfect color match.  I have a hoard of snaps and of eyelets that I hardly ever use because, let's be honest, they are a pain. But I took my time, measured out exactly where each one should go, and they actually came out straight and even.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #317
The Paper Shelter #166, birthday card with sentiment
Creative Inspirations #273, your favorite occasion
Papertake Weekly Challenge, Stars and Stripes
Loves Rubberstamps #111, Red, white and blue
Pixie's Snippet Playground #132

15 comments:

  1. Great card, love the CAS look. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

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  2. Great card - love the stars and stripes inspiration. Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    TPS DT

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  3. And for entering the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Sketch Saturday DT

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  4. What a festive card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
    Rene :D

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  5. Nice Fun and bright colours for your pretty card.

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  6. Such a fun card Sandy! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs Deb

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  7. Great snippets card Sandy - super take on the sketch and I love how you used stars and stripes!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  9. Fabulous card! I love the red, white and blue theme, too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week and hope to see your art work in our challenge next week, too! Hugs, Gail

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  10. Brilliant layout and fun card. xxx

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  11. Fun and charming card. Love the colours. Looks stunning! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, TPS team leader

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  12. What a fun card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

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  13. Beautiful card,love image and wonderful colours . Thanks for joining us at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations. I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

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  14. What an adorable card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

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  15. You nailed it! This is patriotic without looking like a flag.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!