Thursday, February 17, 2011

Card Cupid Red, White, and Blue Challenge

Card Cupids challenged us to use a color scheme of red, white, and blue.  This card turned out totally different than what I had envisioned at the beginning.  I really wanted something more elegant.  But that didn't happen!   Instead, she turned out a little more fun and playful.

I used a sketch from Papercraft Star.  This is the first time I've worked with a sketch and I found it challenging.  I'll have to do this again to become more comfortable with it.

The digital stamp is from Pink Cat Studio.  She is colored with Prismacolor pencils.

I took some white tissue paper, scrunched it up, and then spritzed it with my homemade glimmer mist.  I then adhered it to blue cardstock and then used a Martha Stewart border punch.  I really like how it turned out.  I also used it on the pocket. 

I didn't think I would ever use those tiny flower dies that came with my cuttlebug but that's exactly what I used to make the flowers for her hat.  I seem to be on a feather kick these days;  I stuck one in her hat and then used pop dots to adhere the hat.

There's Crystal stickles everywhere, even in her eye shadow!

The tag is embossed with a cuttlebug heart embossing folder and edged with metallic red outline stickers.  The fun red fibers are threaded through a heart eyelet.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Card Cupids:  red, white and blue
Papercraft Star:  sketch
One Stitch At A Time:  make it pretty
Paper Works Co:  hearts
2 Sisters Challenge Blog:  hearts
Incy Wincy Designs:  several coloring mediums
Totally Stampalicious:  bling
Tuesday Throwdown:  pockets

Thank you for visiting.


paper:  DCWV Pocket Full of Posies 
stamp:  owl, fashionista; Pink Cat Studio
coloring mediums:  Prismacolor pencils; Crystal Stickles; glimmer mist made with Pearl Ex
tools:  Fiskers paper trimmer; Cuttlebug/heart embossing folder, flowers; Martha Stewart border punch


  1. LOve it! Love it Sarah! The feathers are the absolute perfect touch and the tag too! This is just adorable. Those little owls are so cute aren't they. I'm so glad you decided to tackle the sketch for Papercraft Star this week. You did an awesome job!

  2. Such a cute image, and a pretty card too!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty challenge at the One Stitch at a Time Birthday Bash.

  3. Super cute card! I love the owl. Thanks for joining the Card Cupids challenge.

  4. Sarah, your card is adorable! I love that you created a little pocket for the tag. Such a nice little surprise! And the red feathers are gorgeous! I'm so glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star!

  5. A fabulous card, I love how you have designed this! Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy, Karenx

  6. I love it. The cuttlebug flowers are so cute, and the image is adorable. I often start off with something in mind only to find the finished card is nothing like I'd imagined at the start. And they usually work out some of the best ways, as this proves - she's lovely. Thanks for playing along with our Hearts theme with the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again this week for our embossing challenge. Annette xx

  7. Hi, Ah this is super what a sweet card and great colours, what an adorable wee Owl, Love her hat with the feather in it.Thanks for joining in on our Birthday Celebrations on OSAAT. Hazelxox

  8. Awww this is so cute, fantastic colours and such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck

  9. What a fun pocket card!! Love the image, colors and the fun fun embellies. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

  10. That is just the cutest and most fun card!! I love the little bird. And the tissue paper technique is so cool.

  11. This is so cute! I love the embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.