Monday, July 01, 2013

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenges #69--Stars & Stripes

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and I'll do a peremptory shout out to those of you in the States celebrating the Fourth of July, just in case I don't get a chance to do so later this week.

Even though it is a holiday, that doesn't stop this week's challenge over at the delightful Digi Darla's Challenges Blog. This week for Challenge #69 the theme is "Stars & Stripes".  Along with stars and stripes, we want to see red and white or a red white and blue colour scheme.  It can be any type of card--baby, birthday, etc., as long as it follows the theme.

Don't forget one person will be the lucky winner of FIVE Digi Darla (DD) images!  AND any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for THREE images. So, you could technically win eight images!  If you do use one of Kim's wonderful images make sure you let us know by writing DD after your name when you enter.

I've used the following Digi Darla's digis in my project this week:

Here are the card and details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

General Information:
  • My stars are included in the image on the front and the sentiment on the inside and of course, my stripes are my paper.
  • Since I live in Canada, I've gone with red and white as my colour choices.


Digital Images:
  • Cake: You can find the Celebration Cake in the DD store by clicking either the watermark or image name linked above. 
    • This image was coloured in digitally using Photoshop Essentials 5.
  • The red sparkly ribbon is Celebrate It brand purple label from Michael's.


Digital Sentiment:
  • This sentiment can be found in the DD store by clicking either the watermark or image name linked above. 
    • This image was also coloured in digitally using Photoshop Essentials 5.

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Crafts brand Card Creations pack, red. 
  • Designer Paper:  
    • The red and white striped paper (front & inside)--Recollection's Bold Basics paper pad.
    • The red cardstock used as a shadow in behind the image, sentiment and writing area is from Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.  
Challenges I hope to enter include:
Some more challenges may be added to this list later this week and/or month.

So, why not come and show us what you've got by entering in our current challenge this week over at Digi Darla's Challenges?  While you are there please check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the design teamWe always look forward to seeing the delightful creations you come up with.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  As I've now added to my comment section, whether you are a regular, here for the first time or popping over in your official capacity as a DT member, please know how much I appreciate the words that you leave behind.  Your encouragement helps me to become a better designer.   I try my best to reply to your comments (when an email address is available) but that is getting more and more difficult as my plate fills up with new responsibilities, new roles, and new obligations.  If I don't get the opportunity to thank you personally, know that I don't take a single comment for granted. Thank you for your understanding.

Well, that is two posts down and at least two (possibly three more) to go.  I hope that you don't get sick of seeing so much of me today!
Until sometime very soon,

Note: I apologize if there are any formatting issues with the above text.  This is a scheduled post and we all know Blogger has a mind of it's own.  If it turns out that something looks wonky, i.e.--part of the sentence is a different size, font, or colour than the rest, I'll fix it as soon as I'm able to.


Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous Lisa. I so love the water melon red. Wonderful design inside and out.
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lorby said...

Cute digital stamp and card. I had to stop by and let you know that my project with your paper is up today. Happy Canada day too.

lorby said...

Here is the link to the post.

Edwina said...

Good morning Lisa, I love your card. it is so pretty. I love the striped paper and glitter ribbon. Have a Happy Canada day! Edwina Brown

Karon said...

Fabulous card - great papers and love the image! TFS

Denise Pustelniak said...

Love this and your coloring! Love the inside also!

Crafting Vicky said...

Totally love your card!!! Great DP. Hope you had a fabulous Canada Day but from the looks of it, it turned out pretty busy...

Ralf said...

This is fantastic!