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Friday, November 5, 2010

Home of the Brave

This week our list Mom challenged us to create with a Patriotic theme.  I knew exactly what set I wanted to use and decided to use up some new papers I just received from Die Cuts R Us.  If you haven't ordered from Claudia before she is fantastic!  I really needed some of the papers to work with this weekend for a craft fair and she had them shipped the following day.  I was thrilled!  The one thing I absolutely *love* ordering from her are her paper sample packs.  You get a little of everything without having to order a whole pack of paper.

Before I show you my card I thought I would share a picture of my 3 at Halloween.  The last few years, the oldest has been taking off to go with friends before we have even gotten everyone in their costumes so I was so excited this year that we all went together and I got a picture of all 3 of them together.


Finley as a shark, Tristan a scary clown and Syd is Little Miss Spider
We had a great time this year with friends trick or treating and was glad the weather wasn't too cold but it wasn't too warm either, just right!

Onto my card, which literally took me 10 minutes to stamp.  I'm still cramming for the holiday craft fair next weekend so wanted to stay focused on that.  



Very simple card using the Skipping Stones Design Sketch #49 designed by Shannan Teubner.  It just seemed to fit this image perfectly.  I chose to leave the image open and only color the stars (which I know are not supposed to be red).  I wanted to give the image just a little POP against the backgrounds.  The one thing I love about clear stamps is the ability to shape them and for the Home of the Brave I just curved it to fit my image.

Make sure to check out the other blogger's to see what Patriotic creations they have come up with.

Card details:
Cardstock: Dare to be a Diva Red, A Blanc Check, Seaside from October Afternoon
Inks: Enchanted Evening, Fresh Snow, Copic R27
Accessories: Oval Spellbinders Nestabilities, Earth Elements Brads

18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely Patriotic card, great CAS design. Fun Halloween picture of the kids, the falling leaves make for a perfect backdrop!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Great patriotic card! Your Halloween photo is fantastic! Very spooky! TFS!

BarbaraW said...

Great patriotic card. Love that image. Cool family Halloween photo

GCgirl said...

Terrific focal image and I love the layered layout on this!

Linda Monroe said...

very nice card and very impressive that it was only 10 minutes. Love That! The kids are cutie pies. Love those costumes and how cute is the oldest towering over the other two!

Ida said...

Super nice card. Great papers, stamps and layout. - Loved the Halloween kiddos!

mamichelle said...

Fantastic card!

Tami Black said...

The sketch is great but I really love what you did with it. That oval image is perfect and the stars in the background are great too! Nicely done!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card Kim! What a terrific picture of your children! I love the shark costume! :D

Brenda said...

Lovely card! I like how you kept the focal point black and white except for the stars.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at SSD!

JP Card Crazy said...

Great patriotic card!! The kids costumes are super!! Great pic of them.

Barb's Boys said...

Very nice, I was just thinking of a card with red, white, and blue! Thanks for playing at Skipping Stones Design.

Nikki Bond said...

This is fantastic! Ilove the way you only colored the stars and the sentiment curved up the side is great! SMILES}

~amy~ said...

Such a fabulous card...love it...thanks so much for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Lisa Bohler said...

Super impact made by leaving the stamped outline image plain and coloring just the stars!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful card this is! Simple, but not too much so...has all the right elements. Oh, and great Halloween photo...looks like someone had fun!

Kandi Phillips said...

Beautiful card and that pop of red on the stars is a perfect touch! Love the curved sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Lori said...

Lovely patriotic card. And, I love the Halloween photo of your kids--looks like they had a great time.

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