Tuesday, July 7, 2009

OCC Challenge

This week's Our Creative Corner Challenge was to use Red, White & Blue in your creation. I'm late getting around to doing this challenge ... and with July 4th already gone ... I decided to use my R,W & B in a summery creation.

I thought this image from the Stampin' Up "Summer by the Sea" set would work nicely and I finally got around to using my Michael Strong Mosaic Frame image (of which I cut out the center part).

On a piece of dry white cardstock I cotton balled my background using tones of blue chalk for the sky area and tones of green for the grassy area. I then stamped my image using Versafine Black and embossed it using Detail Clear embossing powder. Stampin' Up watercolor pencils & blender pen were used to do the coloring.

I stamped my frame image onto dry white cardstock using Not Quite Navy ink then embossed using PKGlitz "Squash Blossom" embossing glitter. I used my swivel craft knife to cut out the center part of the framing image. One of the nice things about this image is that you can use it all or cut away those pieces you don't want and reuse them on a different project.

My sentiment was stamped in versafine black ink onto a piece of dry white cardstock which I cut using my Rectangle Nestabilities. I used the next size up to cut the real red matting and I popped it up using dimensional tape. The main image was matted using basic black cardstock, added two little red brads by Making Memories and mounted it all onto a real red cardstock base.
As a last minute thought, I ran outside and took a photo of the "inside" of this card. After stamping my Inkadinkado birthday sentiment image, I used the same technique of using blue & green chalk with a cotton ball to give it color. I colored in the words with a red Spica glitter pen and the bottom was created using the Martha Stewart Arch Trellis border punch.

I hope you enjoyed my creation! Thanks for stopping by today!!


  1. What a lovely card! I love the frame!

  2. Thanks for the post and posted a great card. I really like this card and frame as well. Keep adding more cards in your list.

  3. Hi Darlene Pavlick!

    You are creative person. I love your cards..:)


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