Friday, May 22, 2009

Bloggers Challenge ~ Patriotic

Good Morning Stampers! I'm so excited it's Finally Friday! Today we take off for the mountains for 3 days!! Woo Hoo! Today's bloggers challenge was to do a patriotic card. I have events at my house for the troops (one coming up in june) and yet, when I looked on my stamping shelf, I couldn't really find a patriotic stamp.,.. So ~ of course ~ I improvised!

This memorial day, please remember those who risk their lives everyday, so that we can live with some peace and tranquility here at home. Let's not forget all of those who lost their lives to protect all of us. God bless all the military people and their families that have to stay on the home front with kids and not much support while their spouses are away.

First I pulled out my red, white, and blue cardstock and my stampin pastels. I used the chalk lines technique for my background. Super fun and simple, just take a sponge dauber and smoosh some chalk into your cardstock. When the surface of your paper is covered, just take the white eraser that comes with your pastels and a papercutter, and erase some lines. I like to use the papercutter measurement lines to make my lines uniform.

Next, I took some scrap paper, and covered the paper with versamark and irridecent ice embossing powder. After heating I punched out three sparkly stars. I punched out 3 matte stars for behind. For the middle one, I pulled up on the red matte, for the one on the right, I pulled the matte right, and for the left i pulled left.. So the stars almost look like they are shooting up from the center.

Finally, I chose the wish big sentiment. This card could be birthday, graduation, sent to a service man or woman. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Please check out what my girlfriends are doing for this challenge here. They are all super talented and worth checking out. Please leave them a comment so that they know that you've been there!

26 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Love this card girl, you did a fantastic job. Your stars are wonderful with all the glitter on them. Super job...

Lisa Somerville said...

The Chalk Lines was perfect for your background. Love the sparkly stars too!

Lisa Somerville said...

The Chalk Lines was perfect for your background. Love the sparkly stars too!

Lisa said...

Great job. Pretty card.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great job on the challenge! Love the sparkly stars and your background in terrific!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love those glittery stars!

Robin Merriman said...

Fantastic job, gf! Love the background and the sparkly stars!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful card. Love the idea of using Chalk lines for a background and your sparkly stars are fabulous.

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! What a great card!!! I love everything about it!!

Karen B. said...

I love this card. I love the colors - I love the chalk lines. I will have to try this. :-)

Rachel Hope said...

Clean and simple, Love it!

Shona said...

You did a fantastic job improvising! Love the clean simple look.

Julie said...

Love the card. The background balances so well with the focal point.

Claudia said...

AWESOME card, everything works together so well. Love the background technique!

tonistamps said...

Another fabulous background! I love it Selene.

Lisa Bohler said...

This is a stunner!!!! Love the chalk lines as your background...just perfect!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

This card looks so simple Selene, but when you look at the detail it is quite awesome.

:) Marcia P

Regina Cornelius said...

great job!!! i luv the glittah!!!

njburk said...

Love the deminsion you created in your stars.
Hope you had a great get-a-way, Nola

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card Selene! Love the sparkly stars! :D

Connie said...

This is a perfect patriotic card! Love the Chalk Lines tech with this...

Nikki Bond said...

Great job! Love the sparkly stars...very patriotic! {SMILEs}

Margaret R said...

What a great card! I love the Chalk Lines technique for the background!

Lori said...

Your striped background and sparkly stars are perfect for this challenge!

Nicole Tugrul said...

I love this card..the stripes are fantastic!

Chrissy D said...

LOVE this--- I love the stars and your card - SUPERB!