In honor of the crowning of Queen Elizabeth in 1953, our hosts, Chrissie and Mandi, have chosen red, white, and blue as our colors for this week's color challenge. On a bright note, since Chrissie remembers the Queen's coronation...that must mean that Chrissie is older than me! LOL!!! You see...it doesn't take much to make me happy! I hate to admit it, but...I have serious difficulty using red, white and blue together! Maybe it's just the brightness of the colors...who knows! Okay, back to my usual...I've made about 5 cards today...none of which make me dance, but they are finished and my brain has shut down for a while. I think I'll go read a good book when I finish this post!
I believe this first card is self explanatory...just made some chevron strips with some sparkly red and blue paper....added it to my card base, then stamped Congratulations (HA).
For this card, I punched the two smaller stars, then used a star die cut for the larger star from a piece of white textured card stock. I put a red border on the white piece. The blue sparkly paper is the same as I used in the first card (and something that has been in my scraps pile for a while!) I cut a small square of the blue and adhered it to the card base. Then I pop-dotted the star layer over the top of that...super easy! Sentiment is from PTI (I think).
I've made a card similar to this one a while back, but it seems to work well for the red, white, and blue theme. The hot air balloons are from PTI. Just cut a white layer and a blue layer and sponged in a little light blue for the sky. Colored the balloons with Copics, then popped them on the card...Fun card!
Can't say that I really like this card or the next one, but I thought I'd post them for you anyway. I love the sentiment on the card above...but something is wrong with that PTI sentiment...the "L's" in fill, are not complete and always leave a space where the letters should be closed in...I think I got a bad stamp. Does anyone else have that stamp and does your stamp do this? For the butterfly, I just sponged some DI - red and blue on white card stock, then stamped the HA butterfly in black. I added a touch of liquid pearls, and a bit of glimmer mist. Sponged the sky with some DI blues, and then added a scored line above and below the sky.
This card was just something random that I came up with. I had all these butterflies in red punched in my "one day" box (can't remember why I punched them out), so I punched a blue butterfly and just let them all flutter across the card....I drew the little antennas with a marker.
Our beautiful granddaughter got married in April, and I'm scrapping some of the photos I took at the wedding and thought I'd share this one with you. Pensacola Beach is a beautiful beach with sugar white sand. We only live about 30 minutes from the beach, but we rarely go out there because of the crowds. I'm really glad we made it to the wedding...I wouldn't have missed it for the world!
Our granddaughter, Stephanie and new husband, Matt. I used white card stock for the background. A very simple layout so that the focus is totally on the photo. The bird was stamped with a Gina K stamp and colored with Copics. The grass, the two tags, and title work "Breathtaking" were all cut with the Cameo. The birds flying are stamped in soft grey and are a Gina K stamp. I found the netting in some of my "old" stash and cut a strip to ground the photo, then added a string of flat pearls, some robin egg bling, and a few tiny shells. The beads I used in the title are some alphabet beads that I've had in my stash forever...and I strung them on just string and knotted the ends. For the "Breathtaking" part of the title, I cut it out 4 times with the Cameo and layered the letters to give it a chipboard look. Their names and the date of the wedding are hand written with a Memento blue pen. Journaling is tucked behind the photo with the breathtaking tag (designed and cut with the Cameo Silhouette program). Journaling reads:
Watching the two of you joined your lives together was a special moment for me and your Papa. I'm so glad that we were able to be there for your wedding. I took this photo just minutes after the wedding ceremony was over and the happiness and joy that lights your faces definitely makes this a beautiful breathtaking moment! I love that you chose to go barefooted for your wedding on the beach…how perfect!
(The blue border is not on the layout, it was added in Photoshop so that the white edges would be visible)
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