Saturday, June 26, 2010

Red, White & Blue Sketch Challenge

Front view of card



JustRite Sketch Challenge

Easel card opened


Side view of easel card


Close up of dimensional sails


For this week's JustRite Friday Challenge #024, you must use the above sketch combined with JustRite stamps and the requirement of a red, white & blue Americana color scheme in honor of the upcoming U.S. Independence Day.  This challenge has a really big incentive for me because this week's challenge winner will receive the two newly-released 2" square Christmas stamp sets (From Our House & Hearts Come Home) debuted earlier this week on the JustRite bog, PLUS a 2" Square Wood Stamper!  I REALLY want these new stamps!!!! 

When I read about this challenge I immediately thought about using the sailboat from the JustRite stamp set "By the Sea".  One of my favorite Fourth of July celebrations was a year when our son took us out on his sailboat in the San Diego bay. 

I did use the JustRight sketch to create the front of my card.  However, I took it one step further because I wanted to make my card resemble an American flag.  In order to do this I made an easel card so I could add the red and white strips below the blue and white piece.  I started off with a 5.5 inch square of white card stock for the front.  Gina K digital papers were used to carry out the red, white and blue theme.  For one of the lower borders in the sketch I decided to create some waves.  I used a Martha Stewart punch  to create layers of waves.  The "caps" of the waves were white embossed.  There are three rows to create depth.  Along the bottom, a piece of Gina K ribbon was added then three red stars cut with Nesties and added on with dimensionals. 

The JustRite sailboat and border are from the "By the Sea" stamp set.  It was colored using colored pencils and oms.  A second image was stamped and the sailboat cut out.  I wanted the sails to have a "billowed" look so attached the boat with adhesive then used dimensionals under the sails to make them bow out for the 3-D look.  I really like how it turned out. 

Next I cut out the base for the easel card.  Another strip of the digital paper was attached to the base.  The salutation is from the JustRight stamp set "Just A Note".  What a perfect stamp for what I was creating.  It was stamped using Navy ink then cut out with a Nestie.  It is attached on a navy and a red scalloped Nestie circle and attached with dimensionals.  To give my card some "glitz" I added glitter to the waves around the boat and on the stars in the salutation. 

My son is coming today for a visit and I will give this card to him.  I think it is one he will really like.

Hope you have a great weekend.


15 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, your card is awesome and I sure vote for it to win the challenge. Great job on it all.

What punch did you use for the waves? That is so clever.

Judy I St. Louis MO said...

Selma, I am just in awe of your work. It is always such fun to see what you are going to come up with each week for the JustRite challenge. I think this is the best one yet. I love how you've popped up the sailboat.

Patti said...

Totally awesome! The whole red,white and blue nautical theme is awesome!

Stampin' Pam said...

Totally fabulous Selma - love how you turned it into an easel card! Way to go girl!!!

redwasher1 said...

Well you have outdone yourself on this one!! Breathtaking beauty!

Kerrie said...

Selma, your card is brilliant, love how you have incorporated the flag into a card....

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

What an attractive card! I love it!

jean wilson said...

Selma your card is stunning!!! Hope you win!

Anne said...

Wow! Your card is awesome!!!

Cheri said...

My gosh, Selma....this just gave me goose bumps....it's an awesome card and I know your son will just LOVE it.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH MY STARS!! This is AMAZING! LOVE the "waves" and your background "flag" is awesome! You continue to amaze & inspire me with each creative piece! WOWSA!!

Colleen said...

Selma,
I love your red white and blue card. been gone for a week.

Tanya said...

Very pretty! Love the waves, and love that it looks like a flag, great job with the sketch!

Fiona said...

What a fantastic card!!! I wish I had even half of your vision and talent. Congratulations on your well deserved win.

Judy I St. Louis MO said...

I knew it was a winner! Congrats!

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