Thursday, July 1, 2010

One Layer Celebration

I have been enjoying the One Layer Wednesday challenge on lateblossoms blog, Simplicity. This weeks challenge is to do Patriotic cards.

I'm ashamed to say but I don't have any patriotic stamps. Isn't that awful? But I really wanted to play so I thought and thought and the only thing I could think of was the star shape die to use with the Movers & Shapers and the BIG GUY.
Wanting to stick to one layer, although you can attach an embellishment, I opted to punch the star out of a piece of window sheet to use as a stencil.

I used a piece of sponge to apply Brilliant Blue ink in the star shape on a Naturals White card. (I smeared the first one and learned that I should leave more space around the cutout.)

I hand drew the square around the star with a Real Red marker. Then I stamped the Celebrate, from an old stamp set called Warm Words, in Brilliant Blue.

I finished it off with some silver stickies in the star to give it a little sparkle.

I'm going over to Susan't blog and post it for the challenge. I'm sure she would like to see yours too.

Happy Stampin' & Happy Independence Day.
Bonnie

6 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, awesome doodling! I thought it was a stamp!

Diane Jaquay said...

I really love this Bonnie, just perfect in it's simplicity!!!

Susan said...

I love the hand drawn lines....fabulous card..even with the improvising...you DID it!!!

Bahb said...

Oh no, you and I had twin design ideas!!!!! But I'm too slow and haven't even started mine yet. Yours has much better doodling than I would have done, judging from my past efforts.

My next job of the day is to hunt down someone from whom I can order Stampin' Up stuff, which is actually more fun than making a patriotic card anyway, so I'll go do that from here right now.

Janelle said...

Love your hand-drawn squares, Bonnie. Perfect way to set off that star. With the sentiment and the bit of bling it's a very 4th of July-ish card. Good job and making it work even though you have no patriotic stamps!

Dallas said...

It turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!!