Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Shine Bright

It was nice to have a little extra stamping time over the long weekend!  I put this card together yesterday based on a combination of this week's sketch from The Paper Players and inspiration from the color scheme, star elements, doily, and stripes found in Dawn's current Monday Mood Board.

I mixed and matched papers from a pair of Fancy Pants paper pads for the 4 panels arranged on the navy card base.  The red paper looks like it's a regular cardstock scrap, but it's actually from one of the patterned paper pads.  I usually end up not using the solids that come in the paper pads (I'm buying them for patterned paper, right?), so it was nice to find a way to fit one of them in to this design.  I used a red and white chevron pattern to fill in one of the blocks and a navy and white striped pattern to fill in the final one. 

Once I had the blocks of paper in place, I dressed them up just a bit.  I added a piece of white doily to the narrow red strip at the top of the card.  The bottom solid red strip is stamped with the "shine bright like a diamond" sentiment from the WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments 1 set.  To accent it, I added a die cut silver star and a clear crystal swirl trail extending out from behind it.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersWPlus9 Strictly Sentiments 1 stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Fancy Pants Down by the Shore and Trendsetter 6x6 paper pads, Zva Creative clear crystal swirl, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Night of Navy cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver paper (Target); CutUps 3x3 Stars die (The Cat's Pajamas); white paper doily (Hobby Lobby)


  1. Beautiful card, Lori! Everything matches perfectly - eye-catching and stunning! You've inspired me to 'rethink' those solid colours in the 'patterned' pads; they often end up neglected, but now, I can see ways to give them some centre stage! Thanks for the day-brightening card, and 'eye-opening' ideas.

  2. I love that you went out of the box and didn't choose a floral design...these bold graphic colors are so fun! The star and rhinestones add just the right touch to step it up a notch...and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for making my sketch look so good!

  3. What a great, patriotic take on the sketch! Love the doily and the rhinestones. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players, Lori!

  4. Love your take on the sketch...how you've flipped it and used strong colors. That's a great sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Love the boldness of this card and particularly love the use of the doily.

  6. Lori, love the red white and blue color block scheme. the silver star, bling and doily are just perfect finishing touches.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week


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