Friday, September 6, 2019

Stars & Stripes

It’s Friday, so time for another challenge at QKR Stampede!  Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself?
This week I made an extra DT card using a few wonderful patriotic digis. I’m working in gift packets of cards and needed some 4th of July cards so was excited when I remembered that I had these wonderful images. Each of the cards features the Eureka Stamp sentiment [ES-digi37801-Declaration of Independence] that you can find HERE. The Happy 4th of July sentiment is computer generated with a font named Asiyah Script, which I feel looks very similar to the font on the other sentiment.
The first card features a cute cat image from Eureka Stamps (ES-digi33001 Patriotic Kitty) colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a white Sakura Gelly Roll gel pen. Scrapbook paper added color and contrast.
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #402-403 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 36-Anything Goes                                  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Sept                                 

The second card features a cute pup image from Eureka Stamps (ES-digi33103 Patriotic Puppy) colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a white Sakura Gelly Roll gel pen. The blue paper is actually a scrap of vinyl wallpaper from a give-away wallpaper book that I picked up at a paint store many years ago. A bit of checked ribbon and a sprinkling of white star stickers finished the card.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Walking the Dog
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #598- Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge- Week 17 Anything Goes
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #30                              

My final post for this blog is a card for the current Double D’s Challenge that requires our entries feature one of the items in the inspiration photo. I chose a to stamp a single, beautiful tulip using a Posh Impressions wood-mount stamp. I inked the image with two shades of pink pigment inks and two shades of green, them firmly pressed the stamp against a scrap of very light pink mulberry paper. (You can't see this layer of mulberry paper very well in the photo, so I took a closeup. You can see that this unusual mulberry paper, which I've had it in my paper stash since 1997,  has threads of white, pink and yellow.) I backed it with a piece of white cardstock, and then a piece of pale green mulberry paper. The sentiment is a Couture Creations die-cut named MINI HELLO FRIEND that I purchased from Simon Says Stamps. The final touch was to add a touch of bling with a tiny pink rhinestone heart sticker.
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Featured                  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge – Lots of Layers
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Stamp It                                          
Crafty Catz Challenge- #473 Anything Goes (Simple greeting)                       


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fabulous cards, Kathy. Great coloring and design. Patriotic pup is among my favorite QKR images.

  3. Beautiful cards! I love the single tulip stamped on the mulberry paper. So pretty! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Featured" Challenge.

  4. All your cards are beautiful...the softness of the tulip on the mulberry paper is so pretty! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Awesome cards my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘FEATURED’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  6. I love that you were not afraid to stamp on the mulberry paper it makes for a very unusual and special card. Thanks for joining in the fun and sharing your card with us at Double D Challenge'
    Barbara DT

  7. Beautiful card, Kathy! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with Monday Greetings at the Outlawz Challenges site.

  8. Oh my word your little critter animals are ADORABLE!! I really love how you've colored both the cat and pup!! That pup with the star spangled bandana is too cute! :) Really lovely designs! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  9. brilliant card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week and good luck

  10. A beautifully designed card and such a cute little image. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)
    My Little Patch of Heaven

  11. Love all your cards!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
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