Good evening blog friends,
Today I made a few Christmas cards...check out tomorrow's blog for my first seasonal offering!
This morning I was inspired by Elaine's blog post http://wheelerscraftiness.blogspot.co.uk and reference to a challenge at http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.uk/ the theme 'red, white and blue'..like a lot of us Brits this year I have been really enjoying making cards celebrating our heritage and incorporating the 'oh so trendy' Union Jack (and long may the trend remain!)..and what a super challenge blog it is too! Whilst I was there I checked out the digital stamp site bugaboo stamps, http://www.bugaboostamps.com/ where I found a digi stamp for a shoe, just what I'd been looking for to suit another project....and as I looked at the image after downloading, the inspiration for this card and my entry for the challenge came to mind.....
For this card I used paper from DoCrafts Digital Designer, Portobello Road collection as the background and digitally embossed the paper with a floral Union Jack (unfortunately it doesn't show up so well in the photo). I made a rosette using the same paper and also die cut an accent from Spellbinders. The sentiment is stamped in denim and cranberry distress ink, using a Portobello Road stamp.
The main image is the shoe digital stamp from bugboostamps, which I coloured red, white and blue with letraset Flex-markers and then went over the red sections with an embossing pen and embossed with red sparkle embossing powder. To finish off I added a big red, white and blue bow and covered the centre with a Union Jack button (as I did the rosette) and a red gem. I also added a flag charm and ribbon to the die cut.
This was a fun card!
I wish to enter this in card makin' mamas challenge no 48, red, white and blue
Thanks for stopping by,