Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy 4th and Warm Winter Wishes!

Happy 4th of July everyone (a little early I know!) But Tuesdays Double Dare Challenge that I do with some Split Coast friends was to make a Patriotic card with stripes and stars. Joanne hosted this week. You can see all the Double Dare Cards for this challenge here.
I also used the sketch from today's sketch challenge on Split Coast - here is the sketch we had to use.
My card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square. The designer paper is Half Way Cafe by Cosmo Cricket. I just love this Statue of Liberty Stamp by Paper Inspirations - I cut around her arm to keep it square in the center like the sketch.
My DH said the card looked too dark so I added yellow stickles to the stars, Liberty's flame and head gear.
Here is what I stamped on the inside of the card - I also added some punched stars.

Stamps: Statue of Liberty: Paper Inspirations, 4th of July - Art Gone Wild, star : unknown foam stamp, Proud To Be An American: Stampendous
Paper: Blue Bayou, Ruby Red, Kraft : SU, DP Cosmo Cricket: Half Way Cafe
Ink: Onyx BLack Versafine, Prussian Blue: Color Box Chalk, Ruby Red, Blue Bayou: SU
Accessories: sponge, circle punches, square punch, foam dimensioinals, yellow stickles

And now we come to the Warm Winter Wishes part!
I made this card for the A-Muse-A-Palooza Challenge 4 - a Sketch challenge seen here. You had to follow the sketch and use at least one Amuse stamp. I used this cute note card by Amuse called Cabana Blue Asterix and both stamps are by Amuse - the Penguin's name is Pete! I scored the rectangle panel to look like the marks in the ice from Pete's skates.
I added stickles to the top of his hat as well as the centers of all the snowflakes just to give it a little sparkle.
So there you have the hot and cold of it!! Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Amuse: Pete & Warm Winter Wishes
Paper: Amuse Notes Cabana Blue Asterix, White & Aqua Mist: PapertreyInk
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: ScorPal, crystal ice stickles, foam dimensionals, oval nestabilities, Prismacolor marker: celadon green


Beth said...

These are fa-bu-lous! Your little penguin made me smile!

Kim Gasper said...

Love these cards!

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~amy~ said...

Magnificent!! I especially *love* your a muse card.. Winter cards...we're just starting our summer in washington :)

LeAnne said...

I love both hot & cold! The patriotic one is awesome---I just did one too! But that little penguin is just so sweet! He makes me smile!

Annie said...

Once again you have inspired me. I've been looking for a great idea for July 4 and you have provided it! Now I need to get some paper and go to work. Thank you!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are wonderful! I especially love your SCS challenge with the squares....very partriotic!

Dawn said...

I have your blog in my google reader. I don't leave comments often, but this card was worthy of some praise. It's gorgeous. It's just one fantastic card. The shades of red & blue you chose, are perfect. LOVEEE it!!

peanutbee said...

Wow, love the torch coming out of the box like that. So eye catching!!