Blue Stripes

My card design today is pretty simple and is a CASE of another card I saw on Pinterest. You can see it by clicking here. I really liked the vibrant stripes on the crisp white background and decided to use that for this week’s challenge.

Here’s the assortment challenge from the As You See It Challenge Blog that guided the elements of my design:

The bird posed a bit of a problem for me as I only had two bird images – no, three! Three bird images to choose from. I tried to work with my flamingo, but it just wasn’t happening for me. The stork carrying the baby just wasn’t inspiring me, so I went with the rooster from the Wood Words Stamp Set. I guess birds just aren’t my thing. I really wished I had the new Cheery Chirps stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. They look so sweet.My card is simple.

I adhered the strips of paper (Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Tempting Turqoise, and Night of Navy again) to the 4″x5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Fast Fuse mostly, but added the narrow strip on the right with a thin dotted line of Mutipurpose Liquid Glue just so I would have more control of where the adhesive was going (to avoid any sticky exposures). If you look closely, you can see some score lines that I added on either side of the stripes. They just bring a little more interest and texture. This completed card front was adhered to the Night of Navy card base with Stampin’ Up Dimensionals.

The rooster image (bird is the word) was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock. The sentiment stamped over top with Basic Black Archival ink. These images were die cut using a circle die from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

The swirl of Linen Thread was added to the back of the circle with a piece of Tear and Tape, then the circle was mounted on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, my “brad” is actually an adhesive-backed Bermuda Bay circle from the Brights Enamel Shapes pack from Stampin’ Up!

And that’s all I’m going to say about that. My contact lenses are feeling sticky in my eyes. Time to take them out and go to bed.

Try the challenge! It’s fun!!



2 thoughts on “Blue Stripes

  1. Terry Lee Krushel

    Love your clean lines and shades of blue to give interest to the dark blue! Somehow your threads, be it metallic or ribbon, always look perfectly, randomly curled! Very nice!


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