Friday, February 25, 2011

Red White and Blue Inspiration

Morning ;)

Well this storm is as bad as they said . . .ugh I am so hoping they can clean it up before I have to go to work tonight.

I made this card for two challenges. The first is Wee Memories Inspiration challenge. We are supposed to make a card using what inspires us. I am constantly inspired by all of you fellow crafters. I love to browse galleries and blogs to see how different people put different things together. One blogger in particular inspired this card  . . . .  Mailes Belles. I love her clean and simple style. That girl is wicked talented!!

The second challenge is where the colors came from Sweet Stampin's red, white, and blue challenge.

I cut strips of red, white, and blue to 3/4 x 12in. I scored every 1/4, folded it up and made the rosettes. I added the buttons on top with glue dots.

I punched the scallop (EK Success) piece and adhered it flat. I added the ribbon over top tied a second piece in a knot. In real life the ribbon matches the blue rosette perfectly. I think it looks lighter because of the satin sheen. Oh well.

I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings) in Punch ink (Hero Arts).

I still felt like it needed something so I added the little heart rhinestones.

I have another idea for a card so I maybe back later tonight . . . .we'll see how it pans out :)

Thanks for visiting!!


  1. WOW, Kelly!!! I am so loving this card for it's clean and simple appeal. It could go either direction, classy & elegant or cheery & playful. I may scraplift this idea, if that is alright with you. Thank you for shariing it and I hope your other idea turns out so that you can share it also. Good luck in both challenges.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com

  2. Love the fun rosettes with buttons in the middle! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories.

  3. What a fun card, Kelly! Love your pleated rosettes. Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories. :)