Wednesday, 4 July 2012

OLW95 - Stars and Stripes



This week's One-layer-Wednesday challenge is hosted by the recently colourized and long-haired Susan (a quick reference to her beautiful new profile photo!)  to make a card using stars and stripes. Not coincidentally, the day the challenge started was July 4, so I expect we'll see lots of really cool red white and blue creations, although that was not a requirement.

By the way - even if you don't play in these challenges, looking at the entries (and the related blogs) is always a great source of inspiration!. I really encourage you to click over to Susan's blog, Simplicity and take a peek  - especially if you love CAS style - there's always a lot of great work to look at!

Being Canadian, I don't send many (any!) Independence Day cards, so I wanted to make my card something other than red white and blue. I know, I'm a rebel! lol!

This is an old Verve star, stamped in Versafine onyx and embossed with clear powder. Copics to colour in the stripes and then Stardust Stickles for sparkle. Unknown sentiment.

On another note, I read, for the first time, the whole Declaration of Independence today. Wow - what an amazing document! Thanks to Lydia for posting it. Happy 4th to my American friends and family!

17 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

That is really sparkly and stunning, Ardyth! I am so jealous of how you keep everything so CLEAN and crisp!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this shiny star Ardyth. Beautiful CAS.

Loll Thompson said...

Love the colours of your star with stripes, Ardyth! Perfect CAS card.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Great coloursrs - I'm glad your a rebel!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome! It is so fun getting your posts in my email -- LOVE your work! :)

Geri said...

Wow - love it! This would make an awesome grad card for a guy or a girl...just change up the colors a bit!

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Such a clean looking card - great use of shiny stuff. Jenny

Dena J said...

Love the shiny star! and share your admiration for Susan and Simplicity as well.

shirley-bee said...

Lovely bright, simple card, Ardyth. Love the colour scheme.

Craftilicious said...

Happy Anniversary to you too Ardyth! We'll gladly swap you some rain for some sunshine :-)
Fabulous stripey star!!
Tara

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow...........pick my jaw up off the floor. Love love love this star Ardyth. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.........I have to tell you when I made it I thought of you. It felt like an Ardyth card. Love your comment about the spelling of COLOR..........colour. Ha.

Gabby said...

Hi! Saw your card posted in the OLW gallery. Wonderful Star! Love the colors and the sparkle. Nice card, Ardyth! Gabby :) (gabalot on SCS)

Melissa said...

Beautiful simplicity! CAS at its finest! :)

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous One Layer Card! Done to perfection!

Carol said...

Love the star and stripe(s) all incorporated into one beautifully sparkly image! Superb CAS!

Vicky Hayes said...

I really love this CAS design Ardyth and the shine gives it a special birthday feel.

Also, thank you for the lovely comment you left me the other day about the way I use my stamps - it really made my day! Vx

Marianne said...

The shine is fantastic! I've got to try that - although you probably need alcohol markers to set over the embossed area. Hmmmm, I might need to reconsider my decision to stay away from them!