Thursday, May 23, 2013

You're a Star

Hi everyone! Thanks for all of the well-wishes about SPARKS. It means so much to me!

We're nearing the end of our first week of summer vacation. Today, my daughter and I went to see where Jesse James supposedly jumped over a 20 foot gorge on a horse to get away from a posse. Ha! Summer is good for trips like that.

Anyhoo, it's time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. In honor of Memorial Day in the States, the theme is red, white, and blue:




The red and blue reminded me of the nautical trend, and I used that theme for this hybrid card:




First, I opened up the digital sentiment from One Little Bird and recolored it. Then, I layered it on digital patterned paper and printed it. I partially cut the banners using the my My Favorite Things Jumbo Fishtail Banners--I wanted the banners to be a little longer, so I simply trimmed the edges to make them longer.

I finished the card by inking the edges and tying a Figure 8 knot. I used THIS website as a tutorial for the knot.

This week's challenge is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamps:





You can link up your red, white, and blue creations HERE. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!


Supplies
Cardstock: (cream) Avery Elle
Ink: (Antique Linen Distress Ink) Ranger
Digital elements: (navy paper and sentiment from Stargazer) One Little Bird at The Lilypad; (red and cream stripe from All American Girl) Robyn Meierotto at Pixels & Co.
Other: (packing cord) hardware store


25 comments:

  1. What a fantastic card! I love the way you reinforced the nautical feeling with the knot.

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  2. Beautiful! Great way to use the digital sentiment.

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  3. Oh, love it!

    Every time I browse the Lily Pad I consider this kit. Love what you did with it. And great job with the knot!

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  4. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the flourish!!!

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  5. Simply wonderful!... hugs..x

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  6. What a gorgeous, clean, nautical card! I love that beautiful sentiment perfectly placed as the focal point.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love red white and blue, and that blue with the candy striped paper looks amazing, love the simple trim treatment too!

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  8. Love this so much! Perfect way to combine those colours, and that knot is a superb finishing touch!

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  9. Such an awesome sentiment -- and perfectly showcased on this card! Wow, Jocelyn. :)

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  10. Love the banners -- and the knot is the perfect finishing detail for a nautical card. TFS!

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  11. Brilliant card! LOVE the double banner and the sentiment and... well, just everything! :)
    Sylvia xx

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  12. This is awesome! The white sentiment on blue is so striking.

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  13. Striking card, Jocelyn! The bold colours with the white flourished sentiment is utterly eye-catching! Beautiful in all respects! Thank you for commenting on my PS nautical colours flowers; words from a talented crafter who I admire immensely adds sparkle to my day. Thrilled that you're part of the SPARKS team!!
    c

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  14. Ack! That knot! Genius!
    And it's hard for me to imagine it being summer for your kids already - ours aren't done until the last week of June. (And believe me, I am thankful!) That sounds like a fun trip - and yep, summer is the best time for those :)

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  15. I love the nautical theme of this card, so perfect for this color scheme. Great layout!

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  16. This is so pretty! I love the banner!

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  17. This is just beautiful. I am doubly impressed with all the digital stuff, since that is so beyond my capabilities. And, that authentic knot is a great touch.

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  18. Great card - Love the sentiment! Also impressive knot tying skills!

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  19. Love this card. The knot is such an awesome detail. I noticed it right away. (P.S. Thanks for your super nice comments. You made me smile.)

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  20. Wow! Another stunner!
    How do you do it?

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