Friday, May 22, 2009

Picnic!!!--Stamp Simply Challenge #88

Morning! It's time for another Stamp Simply challenge! I *really* can't believe next week is my last week as guest designer!!! I'm having so much fun I don't want to stop, LOL!! This week's challenge is make a card with red, white, and blue on it. Here it is in Sharon's words:

RED, WHITE AND BLUE - This being Memorial Day Weekend, patriotic colors come to mind, so let's create today using red, white and blue; HOWEVER, you do NOT have to use the traditional flag shades of these colors - you may use ANY variation of these colors you like, as long as your creation contains some shade of red, white and blue. That's easy enough!!! Hope you have fun!!! Can't wait to see all your color combinations!

What's better on a Memorial Day weekend than a picnic? I've had this Karen Lockhart stamp for a while just waiting for a good chance to use it and this is it! I think it's so sweet!!! My base card is Whisper White with layers of Brilliant Blue and DP from the Crafty Secrets Earthy pack, and I used a fancy corner punch on both layers. The next two elements are Brilliant Blue run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and matted with Whisper White. The focal image was stamped on Gina K. Pure Luxury 80lb paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with a ton of Copic markers (see below). I then matted it with Brilliant Blue and Riding Hood Red and popped it up on 3M foam squares. The image layer has foam squares between it and the blue layer, as well. Then I added a little ribbon tied to a Tim Holtz mini paper clip (so stinkin' cute!) and red, white, and blue buttons tied on with Perle cotton. I think it looks like a fun picnic--what do you think?

Come along and play with us and make something red, white, and blue--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime88 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team:

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Janine Orchard

Becky Oehlers

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

I'm glad you dropped in today!

Stamps: Picnic (Karen Lockhart)
Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue (SU!); Earthy Pad (Crafty Secrets); Pure Luxury 80 lb (Gina K)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Swiss Dots embossing folder; 3M foam squares, ribbon, Perle cotton, corner rounder (craft store); Copic markers; buttons (personal stash); mini paper clip (Tim Holtz)


  1. So fun and a great *picnic* feeling card Barbara.

  2. WOW!! Barb this is just magnificent!! Love that image and how you colored it!!
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.!!

  3. This is fantastic Barb!!! Love your corner treatments, layout and especially that image ... and your coloring is amazing! Great card for this weekend!!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  4. This is so perfect -- from the colors to the super layout and image. Love your design! It really is something!

  5. Barb, This is just darling! I can feel summer just looking at your card!

  6. So fresh and pretty Barb! I love the Crafty Secrets red gingham look here-- it really speaks "picnic"!


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