Thursday, June 30, 2011

Patriotic Sketch Challenge

This card fulfills three different challenges, the patriotic challenge this week over on Stampin' Royalty, the Friday Mashup AND the sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.

The card has no sentiment (does anyone have a "happy 4th of July" stamp?) I used Real Red, Brilliant Blue (retired) and Whisper White. For the three starts, I used the large SU star punch (retired) and the small star punch. For all three stars, the white star is popped up using my stamping dimensionals and the star in the middle is popped up, too. I also used sticky strip and a Real Red grosgrain ribbon to create that ruffled look on the bottom of the card.

The "DSP" is really a layer of paper from one of those big paper packs you can buy at any craft store. That means that Connie and Mary will remove my card, so I don't think I'll post it there (you can only use SU products on their site). But it worked well for this card. Thanks for the inspiration anyway, ladies! You could easily create your own with Soft Sky (retired) and Stampin' Write markers and a white gel pen to create the fireworks. Throw in few stars, and you'd have your own custom DSP paper with fireworks...

Thanks for looking!

8 comments:

Ms. Maenner said...

U might not have an Independence Day stamp but this would make a great birthday card for Don M.! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow - what a great 4th of July card...very festive! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

This came out great.. That DSP is perfect! You what's in your stash I say... Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Kim P said...

I Love this! The stars and scrunched ribbon are terrific!

Karen said...

No words are needed for this card. It's wonderful. I love every thing about it. Thanks for playing along with us at friday mashup.

Kasey said...

Lisa, now this card makes a statement that says Celebrate! Nice work. I'm so glad you're enjoying out challenges at the Friday Mashup, it's lovely to see more than one entry.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Lisa said...

You were busy with the patrotic cards! This is another great one, and I love the ribbon along the bottom, plus the DSP you used. I'm with Holly, use what you got in your stash!

Great job Lisa, and thanks for playing along with us twice on this challenge over at The Friday Mashup!

Georgeann Manning said...

Super cute! i love the little fireworks on the background paper! Great card! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!