Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Proud Of You - Crafty Creations Challenge #83

Hi Everyone,
  This week at Crafty Creations we are challenging everyone to use white plus one other color.  I chose blue because it is perfect for the cute image from The Stamping Boutique!  Stamping Boutique is also sponsoring us this week so be sure to check out their cute stuff and if you enter a card and follow the rules you could win a gift certificate!
  Now to the card.  This is actually a digital stamp that I printed in blue.  I wanted to color the image but thought if I stick to the rules then only two colors!  Therefore, this was a hard challenge for me!  But, in the end I love the effect!  Once I printed out the soldier with the sentiment I cut him out and then tore the edges using a straight edge.  I also used this great patriotic paper - I think it's from American Crafts (but not sure)  for the two backgrounds and again did the same tearing technique.  I cuttlebugged the white paper and soldier image with my new scrolls folder (which I LOVE). 

I cut out the stars from Hannah Montana cartridge in a blue paper and distressed them a bit with some shimmer mist and rolling them up in my hand.  Before sticking anything to my card base I inked with a nearly navy ink spot from Stampin' Up.  Finally, I added a little bling to the star center and tied a blue hemp twine around the fold!  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the Crafty Creations Challenge blog this week - it was a fun challenge and the design team's creations are stunning!!!
Thanks to Amy, a design team member at Crafty Creations I also entered this into a challenge at Card Patterns - my sketch matched perfect!!!  Thanks Amy!


  1. love your hero card! Did you enter this is the Card Patterns sketch because it's right on!

  2. What a wonderful card Melissa. I love the image printed in blue it all fits together so well

  3. Oh Melissa, This is such a wonderful card! Love the color combo and the content! So beautiful!!!

    Most Sincerely,
    Bobby & Jill

  4. Great job with the challenge Melissa. I too struggled with this one!! I'm not so good with colour limits!! lol Love all the layers and the embossed paper - brings great texture to the card! bx

  5. Great card Meliss - I love your choice of image and the fab mix of papers and texture - really lovely! Cheers Claire x

  6. Beautiful Card, love the entire look and I always love when we honor our service men! TFS

  7. Ohhh this is just wonderful!! Love the blue. Perfect for you digi stamp. The stars down the side are awesome!! Great card and I just looove it!!! :)

  8. Great ard Melissa. Love the way you've printed the image in blue, clever idea!! Love those cute stars too.
    Sharon x

  9. Great design and love the textures Melissa!

  10. Super card, Melissa! Monochromes are hard but you done this perfectly. Great image and theme. xxD

  11. a fantastic card! just marvellous blue-white-design!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo