Friday, June 29, 2012

Red, White, and Blue.. friend


Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying the Sneak Peeks at The Alley Way Stamps.. Today is the last day to see what is new and do the Hop! Hope you will join us.. 
Well I have to tell you I was totally inspired by Danielle Daws creation she just made using some of the new TAWS stamps.. that I had to make a creation myself..


I wanted to enter this into the WOW embossing powder June Challenge.. I know it's the "best of the British" but lucky for me.. hehe.. that is the USA colors as well.. so I thought.. hmm.. how can I use the embossing powders that I have in a creative and fun way.. so I did 2 things.. 
First.. the middle strip of chevrons.. the red and white are embossed.. I didn't have navy blue, or I would have used that as well.. I sectioned it off and used it to make different colored little chevrons.. I love how it turned out.. I wanted this piece to stand out a little bit more so I popped it up on some pop dots.. As I was looking at it I thought.. it needed a sentiment.. so I went to my stash of red cardstock.. and NOTHING matched.. so I did what everyone would do.. improvised.. I inked up the little banner solid with red embossing powder.. then I inked up my sentiment "friend" using versamark ink. BEFORE heating I stamped the word into the dry embossing powder.. this lifted the red from the white cardstock to revile the sentiment. I like how it turned out.. then I heat embossed it! :) 
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.. HUGS

supplies-
The Alley Way Stamps - Jibber Jabber 
PTI-Chevron die
Red and white embossing powder

Challenges...

Craft Punked-Independence 
Moxie Fab Thank you .. nothing says thank you better than a card to someone who served our country..


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21 comments:

Danielle Daws said...

AWESOME! I love this!

Laurel said...

I love it!

JustYolie said...

Love how you painted and popped the chevron strip!!

Samantha Mann said...

um, all i can say, is WOW!! i couldn't love this card more!! wow!!!!!

Rose said...

FUN FUN FUN!!!! :)

s4rah said...

Great card, so striking and I love how you've done the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week and good luck!

Carol said...

Great card, I love the layers :D Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week, Carol xx

Paula said...

Fab card, striking design and layout! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

Kaylee Snyder said...

Love that chevron pattern. Such a fun card.

Annette said...

This is fabulous...I love it Alison..

perfectly4med said...

A bold card, with great accents using the embossing powder - fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the WOW! Embossing Powder blog challenge, and good luck!

Neil

Tania A said...

Oh my goodness! I love chevrons so much and this is such a clever card! Thanks for playing along with us!!!

CraftyNess said...

Fantastic Idea and a brilliant card - thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week x

Rach x said...

What a great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at WOW this month :-)

JOAN said...

Great card!!! Love the whole idea ;) Hugs!!

Bianca said...

What a fab project! Thank you for joining our challenge at WOW! Embossing Powders! xx Bianca

Helen Anderson said...

Very elegant, love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked and good luck :) x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

febe said...

Love your idea of painting the chevron strips. Beautiful!

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Marlena M. said...

Awesome snazzy card Alison!

Cath said...

Hey Alison! Thanks for linking this up to the Thank You Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)