Welcome to my Creative Corner. I am currently a designer on three design teams for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love to spend my spare time designing cards and especially enjoy creating beautiful flowers out of card stock. I love sharing my work and tutorials with you and really appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. Hope I can inspire you to create something beautiful.
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.