Monday, July 21, 2008

Red, White and Blue

In about twenty minutes I have to be out the door , but I thought I would share a card I made yesterday morning.

This card is for a color swap I’m in. This month the colors are red, white or cream, and blue. My intentions were to use cream. I started my card, and it just didn’t go anywhere. So, I completely changed directions and ended up with this one. (I was able to make a card with my other “beginning,” though.)

I used a brass stencil for this – embossing the entire design on Whisper White cardstock. Then I got out my very first Mat Stack from Die Cuts With a View. I embossed on the different colors, cut them out, and adhered them over the white. I matted the embossed image. The navy blue background is embossed with a Fiskars texture plate, and I added three red brads.

That’s really all there is to it. And I finished with time to spare!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon


mnhyrkas said...

what an adorable card! I have that same template but never thought to piece it like that. I'll have to go and take a second look at my brass stencils and see what I've got in there. Thanks for the inspiration- but wish I had time to play today.

wsdanielson said...

Lynette, that is adorable. It would make a great baby card as well. I love the pattern in your boat.

brenda taylor said...

cute card lynette. great blog, I love your ideas. It was great to meet you as well at Karen's

Lesley said...

Very pretty Lynette. Love the embossed paper piecing.

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

What a cool idea to paper piece embossed images! It came out so cute!

A. Sanborn said...

Simply ADORABLE idea from your color combo, A2 Embossing folder and image... LOVE it, Lynette!

{HUGS} :)

Jeanette - said...

Great card! I really liked that color challenge. I thought I'd have a hard time coming up with something that didn't look 4th of July(ish). Yours is really pretty! I love how you used your brass templates. Hmmmmm.....maybe I need to get mine out again :)

deb said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!!! Love the colors and everything about it, love that little sale boat!!