Thursday, July 8, 2010

HEC #8 & SSSC76

I have been meaning to play along with Ted's Happily Ever Challenged challenges for several months, but I always seem to run out of time. You can find details for the current challenge to make a Red, White, and Blue card here.  I also used the Sweet Sunday Sketch for this week. Here is what I came up with.


I decided to ink the edges of the red layer with white ink...bad idea!  I had so much ink on it, that I had to let it sit and dry for hours, even then it was 'smudgable'.  Live and learn!

Before I go, I want to alert you to a giveaway!  My friend over on the PTI forum, Jen, makes these great button & bead rings and she is giving one away on her blog, so be sure to stop HERE and check it out!

Can't believe tomorrow is already Friday!  Hope you're having a fantastic week!
~Anika

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy
Stamps: Star Prints
Ink: Fresh Snow, Versamark
Other: Pure Poppy Swiss Dot Ribbon, Fiskars Star Punch

13 comments:

Ted said...

Anika, I love this CAS card and how my eye is drawn right to the blue star... thanks so much for participating in my HEC! :)

Emm said...

Fabulous patriotic card!

Lee Anne said...

This is wonderful! I do like the look of the white ink on the edges. It was worth it!

Suzanne said...

Ooooh! I've been seeing stars all week and love 'em! I like the inked edges but I know what you mean about the mess...and your card below is pretty too! I love how you used the flourish for the path of that butterfly!

Sara Mac said...

Anika this is adorable! Love the layout and the way you added the ribbon. Everytime I see a card using Star Prints I wish I owned that set. Can't wait to meet you at CHA!

Amy said...

Gotta Love the red white and blue!

Jen Carter said...

Great job with Ted's Challenge!! Love the card and the patriotic theme!! Thanks for mentioning my giveaway too!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your card! Everything about it is fabulous.

Nerina said...

This is fabulous! So striking and the colours are REALLY rich! I love the stars shadowed on the red, with the blue one as the focal point! Gorgeous!

Jill said...

"Simply" beautiful, Anika! I love a good CAS card and this is lovely!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT!!!

Heidi said...

Wow that blue star pops right off the card! Simply stunning card Anika.

Belinda said...

Fabulous! The star really stands out against the red!