July 9, 2013

Simon Says...Patriotic Challenge


The Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog is having a Patriotic themed challenge this week, which is perfect timing as my cousin recently started boot camp at Fort Benning in Georgia.  I wanted to let him know how proud we are of his decision, and what better way to tell him than to emblazon the word "proud" right on the front of the card.


This came together very quickly, and the design was based on a graduation card I made recently.  I die cut the letters out of white cardstock first, then placed the letters back into the negative space while I stamped the stripes across the top.  Yes, it would have been easier to just stamp the stripes before die cutting, but I didn't think of that until afterwards.  :)

The white panel was given some texture with the linen & canvas impression plate (I think it's perfect for masculine cards).  I used navy patterned paper behind the letters and popped the top layer up with foam tape.  A few wooden stars add the finishing touch.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Patterned paper:  Echo Park (A Boy's Life)
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink (Faux Ribbon)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Real Red)
Tools:  My Favorite Things (Die-Namics High Rise Alphabet Lowercase), Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Other:  Studio Calico (wood veneer stars)

Looks like this challenge ends in less than 24 hours, but there's still time to link up your patriotic card.

Have a happy one!

22 comments:

Shelly said...

This is an amazing CAS card, I'm swooning over the little stars! LOVE this! :)

Jingle said...

Christina, this is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Happy Dance said...

What a wonderful card for your cousin. It is truly wonderful. I'm just going to call 'winner' with this one. I love everything about it. Bev

Marybeth said...

Great card for your cousin! How wonderful that he has decided to serve out country! I remember the graduation card, and loved that one too!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

OMG Christina,
I LOVE this effect! How cool is that! This is absolutely a great looking card with the Red/White/Blue. I can imagine this with other bold colors and I can see this used for several occasions too. hugs.

Kara said...

perfect! love the little stars;)

Maureen Merritt said...

Christina, this is by far the most awesome patriotic card I've seen to date! LOVE it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina what a fabulous patriotic card, the colour balance is just perfect. I love the wooden stars.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOOOOODNESS-- this is an amazing card! I LOVE the stripes with the die cut design! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wood stars-- FAB all around:) Thank you for stopping by my blog-- you made my day! <3

Lynn said...

I love this...it is absolutely amazing Christina and I'm sure your cousin will really appreciate this.

Alanna said...

What a great card design. I love how you used the negative space.

Joyce said...

This card is just incredible. What a fabulous way to make a red white and blue card.

Laura B. said...

So cool! Love those alphabet dies!

Maureen said...

this is da bomb, Christina! I LOVE it!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wow! This absolutely ROCKS! Fabulous design! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Sharron said...

Wonderful card for your cousin! I love every single thing--AWESOME design!

Kara Lynne said...

Fantastic card! Such a great encouragement to your cousin, and I love the mix of patterned paper with your stripes!

Barb Murphy said...

beautifully cas perfection! i love the patterned back to the diecut, the red stripes and the perfectly placed veneer stars. just awesome!

Sara Mac said...

Awesome card Christina! I love everything about this. I'm sure your cousin will love this encouraging card.

Ginny said...

One of my favorite patriotic cards EVER! This is perfection! What a great card for your cousin!!!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Your design is fabulous!

Jean Martin said...

This is fabulous girl!!!!

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