Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Birthday USA for Get Inky! Stamps Challenge Blog


Are you ready for another Get Inky! Stamps challenge? This time it's a Red, White and Blue challenge! For more info and to enter your project click the link above and show me what 'cha got!!!

There's lots of great things happening too! You can enter to be a guest designer, enjoy the chance to win free digi and physical stamps as the followers grow and the new Etsy store is open! Visit the Get Inky! stamps blog for a free shipping code, the fan page for a discount code and Etsy for the sale of all sales - HALF price digis! It's amazing!!

I was inspired to make a patriotic project with red, white and blue! It is America's bday coming up so I thought I would make a card for the land that I love using the Buzzing Bees stamp set. It's an amazing value with over 50 stamps in the set!! I stamped and hand cut my own waving banner, (reminded me of the flag) from a scrap of red linen cardstock, using the Happy Birthday stamp. I also used TPC Studio Clearly Better ink in Navy. It's made for clear stamps specifically.



The card base is from JoAnn's essentials line. I just had to try out this holographic cardstock from my stash. I think I got it from a company called Stamp On it. I cannot seem to find the product name. But it's got amazing glitter action going on!! See how it looks quite different as you re-position the card? Don't cha just LOVE it!!


I like optical illusions. The border is actually made with the Martha Stewart cherry blossoms punch. I thought it looked like some wonky stars. With the bling strips (by Recollections) covering the hole in the flower they look even more like stars. 

Finally, I always pick up items on clearance not knowing what I will use them for. The USA circle graphic is for making a button to wear on your shirt. The kit came with several holidays. When I went to my summer section of my ScrapRack, lo and behold I saw it. It was too small to color with Copics (it was bleeding all over the place) so I grabbed something I have never colored with before until now - Copic at You Spica glitter pens!!1 You have to try it. This picture doesn't do it justice. The coloring is so glittery.

I hope to see your creation in the challenge!! You've got 2 weeks to enter. It's a judged challenge (winners are not randomly chosen) Good luck!!!

Challenges:
Created with Love Challenges - CWLC 74 Red, White and Blue
'ABC' Challenges - ABC 34 - Red, White and Blue
Stampin Dragon - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Red, White, Blue

La-Vie

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  2. nice card! love the sparklely blue background paper

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  3. Great card. Love the bling. Thanks for joining our 4th of July Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.

    ~~Chris

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  4. Oh I love the holographic paper I just it a lot. It makes great cards with sparkle!! Love the card. thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges
    Linda K. DT

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  5. Your card is very pretty & I just LOVE all the bling you added! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ ABC Challenges & hope to see you back again next week for our Anything Goes challenge!!!

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  6. This is such a snazzy card - the holographic paper totally MAKES it! Thanks so much for joining us at CI Paints this week!

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  7. Fabulous card! Terrific bling! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

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  8. Great 4th Card! Thanks for playing along this week over at CWLC Blog.

    Chris B - DT

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