Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Freedom Repeat

Good morning all.  Today is like most days in the Northeast lately - snow again.  We're expecting another 4" to 6".  The problem is, where do you put it?  My card uses three different challenges:  The Paper Players Challenge #183 (clean and simple using stars); Sunday Stamps Color Challenge; One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #2 - repetition.  This card will go into my Operation Write Home box to be used as a hero card.  A hero card is one that is included with the cards you send but is meant for a  military person serving in that location.  They can be words of encouragement, funny stories, etc., anything that might lift the spirits of the person receiving it.

I chose Whisper White card stock as the base.  The word freedom from the Words of Courage stamp set was stamped along the bottom using Garden Green and Crumb Cake inks.  My trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig made lining these up very easy.  I then stamped the star from the same stamp set using Daffodil Delight ink (and the Stamp-a-ma-jig). 
Because the design is a clean and simple one, I decided to add an outline to help set off the stamped images.  I cut a scrap piece of card stock to the size I wanted and used temporary adhesive to hold it in place.  A Basic Black marker was used to draw around it.  When I came to any part of the image I just moved to the other side to continue the line.  For a finishing touch, I added Garden Green and Crumb Cake candy dots to the center of the stars.  You might say the "stars were aligned" when it came to these three challenges.  (Yes, corny I know; must be all this snow messing with my head).  If you are interested in donating any of your surplus cards to a very worthy organization, please check out the Operation Write Home website here.  Well, enjoy the rest of the day.  Hope the sun is shining where you are; send some our way.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Words of Courage (w-#132097/c-#126337)
Ink:  Garden Green (#102272); Daffodil Delight (#119667); Crumb Cake (#121030); Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (#100082)
Card Stock:  Whisper White (#100730)
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049)
The Finishing Touches:  Regals Candy Dots (#130932); Neutrals Candy Dots (#130934)



Unknown said...

This is a wonderful combination of the challenges ;) Well done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps. We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

LeAnne said...

Very clever, Patti! I love your different color palette and the use of these images is perfect! Thanks for using those stars in a fresh, fun way & playing with my challenge!

Kathya said...

Love the simple and clean look to your card Patti! Very creative way to use the color challenge! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Great card, Patti! The repetition of freedom and stars reminds me of birthday candles. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week--please join us again soon!
:) Marie

jjcreations said...

Clean, simple and very effective card - love the use of the word a the candle base! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

OttawaMom said...

Love those stars and candy dots!! Great job with our challenge colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Heather T said...

I think this is such a clever use of your sentiment. The combination of word and star does look like candles which works in with your theme of freedom.