Monday, June 10, 2013

Crafting Desert Diva's Linky Party!

Good Morning!!

There's a fun little linky party going on that I'm guest designing for this week, and I've gotta tell you that it was hard to keep this card under wraps till this day came when I could share it!

I LOVE this stamp set, which was a freebie from Peachy Keen Stamps when you placed an order during their Memorial Day Sale.  What a great set to have for all your red, white, and blue patriotic projects, and it was PERFECT for this linky party theme!

Head over to the Craftin' Desert Diva's Blog for all the details about this party, which will last for two weeks.
Here's my Red, White and Blue creation!

I think most of this card is pretty self explanatory, but I'll run through how I put this one together for you.  I first stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored it with Copic markers.  My favorites for this project were B12, B14, B16 and B18, and R22, R24, R27, and R29.  I used some patriotic paper that was in my one sheet wonder bin.  This is an assortment of paper that I got at the great price of 4/$1, but they were single sheets, and many there were only 1 sheet of each.  Hence the One Sheet Wonder bin!  ;-)  I'm not even sure who makes this paper, but any of your favorite red, white and blue papers would be beautiful if you wanted to recreate this one.  For the striped panel behind the heart I used an embossing folder that I purchased from Stampin' Up! last year.  I thought the texture of the stripes was a nice addition to pick up the pattern of the stripes in the image.  The sentiment is a part of this great set from Peachy Keen Stamps, but it was only available for a limited time during their Memorial Day Sale.  I colored the stamp directly with Stampin' Up! markers so that I could do part of it blue and the USA part red.  The ribbon is a simple red grosgrain, but again the texture of the raised ribs/stripes in the ribbon is another subtle bit of texture that ties everything together.  I like it when that happens!!

I think this about does it for today!

It'll be fun to see all of the red, white and blue creations that'll be shared for the linky party right before the 4th of July, which is one of my favorite holidays!  I hope you'll be able to join in the linky party fun!!  PINQUE PEACOCK is sponsoring a GREAT prize valued at 
$15.00, so there's even MORE reason to play along!

Thanks for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL day filled with happy stamping! 


Cindy Beland said...

GORGEOUS job with your card Lorie,I LOVE the color and embossing!!!BEAUTIUFL :)

Liz Williams said...

Love this patriotic beauty!

Unknown said...

Lorie- This is just wonderful. I love it! Thanks so much for being a guest designer.

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Kate said...

Stunning Coloring as always my friend. Love this card.

Imke said...

Stunning card, Lorie !! I like the patriotic themes.

Unknown said...

what an awesome card!! I love it. thanks so much for being a Guest Designer.

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