Friday, May 23, 2008

Fridays challenge


This week our challenge was to use Red, White and blue. I am such a dork, it wasn't until I was driving around this afternoon that I realized it was Memorial Weekend. That might be the reason for the color choices. What can I say, kids keep me young and clueless!
I wanted to do something simple this week, and to use all Stampin' Up! supplies.
I started with a card base in Bordering Blue. I cut my card down a bit so I could layer it onto a rectangle of Purely Pomegranate. On my bordering blue card I stamped the print perfect background with versamark on just over half the card. I cut out a tag from whisper white cardstock and stamped Birthday... in basic black. I used a sponge and ink from my Bordering blue stamp pad to shade the edges of the card. I layered the tag onto the base and then did some faux sewing with my paper piercing tools. To make my chipboard accent I used an on board star from SU, covered it with Tombow liquid adhesive and stuck it to a piece of Pomegranate cardstock. I let it dry for a minute and then cut it out using paper snips. To finish the edges I sanded it with a sanding block. I used the Cropadile to punch a hole through the chipboard and to set the jumbo eyelet in the center. I used and anywhere hole punch to punch a hole through my card and then fed the pomegranate ribbon through the card and the star. It was fairly quick to make this card, even the faux stitching went pretty fast. I LOVE my piercing tool and guide from my Stampin' Up! crafters kit. I've just about worn it out!
Have a good weekend and....happy Memorial Day!

18 comments:

KimberlyG said...

Delightful card! Love how you did the ribbon! Wonderful job with the challenge! :D

Barbara said...

Pretty...AND patriotic! Perfect for this coming weekend. Great job.

Basement Stamper said...

I love this chipboard! I almost couldn't tell it was chipboard at first.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Very pretty...love the chipboard and the way you tied your ribbon. Great job.

Tara Kieninger said...

It might be quick and easy but I LOVE it. Great job!

Connie said...

Love it...this will be a great card for a class! Perfect!

MJ said...

I love this card! Love the chipboard and the layout out. Great looking card.

Lori said...

Fantastic! I really like the way you embellished the chipboard star with the jumbo brad and ribbon.

Ida said...

Wonderful card. The star is fantastic with the ribbon threded through it. Also love the tag on your card.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love how you tied the ribbon through the eyelet on the star! SUper cute!

Kathie said...

Beckie, I am such a sucker for a harlequin pattern. This is beautiful. I especially love the ribbon treatment.

Chrissy D said...

Oh great use of the chipboard! Super Cute card! TFS!

Jeannette said...

Great card! I really like the detail of the jumbo eyelet in the star with the ribbon. Mind if I case this? It's perfect for the summer!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nice!!! Love your clean design!

Vicki

tonistamps said...

Love the stitching, and how you brought the ribbon through the start!

Michelle Tweedy said...

so cute! I love these colors together and the layout is super duper!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very nice card!

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome, love how simple but fantastic this looks!

((hugs))
Gina