Sunday, July 3, 2011

Patriotic AJ


Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! I'm kicking off my long holiday weekend with some stamping mojo by playing along in the OWH Stars and Stamps Virtual Cardmaking Party. A new challenge is being posted every 2 hours this weekend all day Saturday and Sunday. My patriotic card was created for challenge #4, "What Does Freedom Mean To You".  The image used on today's card is the Patriotic AJ digital stamp by The Stamping Boutique.  I paired it with digital paper from the Patriotic Turtle Stamp Set by Doodle Pantry.


My card base is Real Red layered with Buckaroo Blue then PTI White. The shadow layer is Buckaroo Blue finished on both sides using the Diamond Edge Punch. The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edges of the image then layered it on Real Red. To embellish the card I made two stars layering Real Red then Buckaroo Blue and finished it with a Silver Metal Star. I also added a metallic silver dew drop in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Patriotic AJ (Stamping Boutique)
  • Paper: Real Red, Buckaroo Blue, PTI, Digital Paper (Doodle Pantry, Patriotic Turtle Stamp Set)
  • Ink: E000, R29, C6, C8, B34, B37
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Fiskars Diamond Edge Punch, Large and Small Star Punch (Stampin' Up), Silver Metal Star Stickers, Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

55 comments:

SandraW said...

Lovely card, Karen! The colours you used are a perfect match, super!

Hugs, Sandra

Heide said...

Fantastic patriotic card! Love the layout and your coloring.

Tammy said...

WOW Karen this is awesome!! Fantastic coloring and details! I love this! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

gina g said...

Fabulous card hun. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Winnie and Patty said...

wow Karen--this is just the perfect patriotic card! You did a wonderful job of coloring it too! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Carol L said...

wowsers, what a fabulous card!! I love all the stars, piercing and gorgeous coloring!

NancyD said...

Great image and I love that paper.

Dawn Frost said...

Fantastic patriotic card, love the bold colours! Thanks for joining us at CIC31.

Adrian said...

OMg! This is so pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Sandy said...

Totally totally PERFECT Karen!! As always, stunning work! {{salute}}

jimlynn said...

PERFECT!!!
Lynn

Rainbow Lady said...

Your little man is super and this is just a perfect card. Thanks for sharing and have a happy 4th
Love Cynthia x

silkeshimazu said...

Love your patriotic card! Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

Zoechaos said...

Very patriot card, thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Janeen said...

Karen this is a very sweet card. I love all the detail you have with it and still keeping it uncluttered
...thanks for entering this into Speedy the Cat's Patriotic challenge this week. Good luck to you.

Bunny said...

What a lovely card...Thankyou for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck..

Bunny DS4J DT

Ellephantastic said...

Sweet & adorable card.
Thank you for joining our Celebrations challenge. Don't forget there's a blog hop & candy running all month. You get 2 entries for entering the challenge.
Hugs x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card looks great and I just love that background paper.

Kathy D. said...

love love the design of this. Is this a sketch from somewhere? Or is it yours? The card is awesome and perfect to say thank you to a hero!
Thanks for playing at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com
Hope to see you again in our challenge that comes out on the 16th!

Joanne Gilch said...

Great card...clean and perfect!!! Luv the silver embellies, too!
Thanks so much for participating in the Ellephantastic 'Celebration' blog hop. Hope you're thinking about the blog candy, also!

Nancy said...

Very patriotic! (and cute too!!) Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Another beauty, Karen! Love the shade of blue combined with the real red. It's perfect with Laurie's digi paper. The stars finish the card perfectly. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.

LynnF said...

Such a sweet card, Karen! Beautiful work!

girlia said...

Great job! Thanks for playing with us at CTO

Brenda said...

Super cute card! Love the layers. Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's this week.

Jan said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the LO & the papers!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & CYP this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Bianca said...

You have made a fab card! It´s really very "american"! Thank you for joining our America Challenge at Fairy Tale Challengeblog! xx Bianca

Tana said...

This a great card. I love all the stars! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. Have a great 4th! :)
Tana @ A Caffeinated Crafter

Sara I. said...

Absolutely adorable card with a fabulous design. Love the silver star and pearl embellies!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Guylou's and good luck!! ~hugs

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really beautiful card, so clean and great details! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Donna said...

Fantastic card. Thank you for joining in the DDS challenge, hope to see you again soon. hugs Donna x

Melissa said...

Very crisp and clean, love all the detail, great job!! Thanks so much for joining CTO!

Kristen said...

Your card is wonderful. thanks for joning us at cto.

Erin said...

Great card, love the paper. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, this is amazing. I love your papers and the layer star embellishments. This is simply delightful. Thank for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..

Hugs
Judith

Neet said...

Love the colour and the image and what a lot of challenges it fits - thanks for joining us at JFF - Neet

Denise and Louise said...

Great card. Love the image and those stars are fab. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week xx

Julye said...

What a cute and patriotic wee chap, thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing this weeks stitching challenge, nicely done.

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

Katie said...

Cute card and image!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Maria Matter said...

Lovely Karen!!!
Thank you for joining us @ Paper Playtime!
hugs

Carol said...

A perfect card, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

margie c said...

Such a super cute card! I love all of the stars! Super job :)
Thanks so much for playing along with the Pixies this week!
hugs, margie

PokSa said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love your style.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Tracey Brossart said...

Stunning card! Your DP is gorgeous and love the border punch and those stars! The image is adorable too!

Thanks for playing along with us at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx PP/DT

Sheri said...

Perfect paper and image! Great coloring too! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Haven_mom4 said...

Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

lisbeth said...

love your card, thanks for joining us at cooking it up this week

Paul said...

Thank you for joining in with us at Catch The Bug for our Anything Goes challenge. Hope to see you join in with our Clean and Simple Challenge this week as I'd love to see what you create for it.
TFS
Paul
http://www.craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Gina L said...

Great card. I really like the stitching, stars, and paper piercing. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability.

Jen Leeflang said...

Fabulous layering!
Thanks for joining us on our Red, White and Blue Challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy
luv n huggz
jen
DT LEAD/CHALLENGE CO-ORDINATOR

Starla B. said...

What a *fantastic* card!!! I just love it. The stitching, the stars...you did a wonderful job.

Thank you for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy!

xx Star

Thistleblue said...

Gorgeous card KAren, love the colours and all the layers. thanks for joining us for this month's Challenge at Ellephantastic.
hugs
Michelle
xx