Thursday, June 18, 2015

Challenge 162 - "Red, White & Blue" Challenge

Hello Ai Fans!

It's a new week, which means it's new challenge time! Are you ready?

But first, let's celebrate last week's winners!

Our Top Spot for our "For the Fellas" challenge is ...
Karen Amidon

Congratulations! What a great coloring job on our Old Guys Rule SKU#4474 stamp set--especially the "happy accident" that led to the gentleman's fun plaid pants! Contact with your address to claim your prize pack!

Our Honorable Mentions go to ...

Congratulations you two! Pirjoliini, the color piecing in this Golfer SKU#T3475 stamp is fabulous, and we love how you cut the man to put him on center stage! Gail, we love how you colored the Grill Father SKU#4375 set in coordination with the paper! What a great segue into our next challenge! Way to go you two! Be sure to contact with your address and a set of your choice as a prize!

All of the entries were so fun and creative! Great work, crafters! And now back to our new patriotic challenge!

Start July with a bang! Independence Day is just around the corner, and it's time to make some star-spangled cards! We want to see how you celebrate and create!

Cheri is here to give us a tutorial on how to make her fabulous red, white and blue card! Take it away, Cheri!

Hi everyone! 
Here's my card for the red, white and blue Challenge. When I heard about this Challenge I immediately thought of the Girlfriends 2015 Quilt set. I could just see the quilt done in those colors!

I chose papers from Tailored Expressions called Summer Nights. This collection is all in red, white and blue...very patriotic! I layered the patterned papers with red and blue, added a white ribbon with a heart slider for fun! The Quilt set comes with 3 sentiments and I used one on the front of the card and one inside.

 I used the Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafts to layer my sentiment with red and blue. I always like to use up my scraps from when I am cutting my pattern paper, so I die cut little flags and added them to the inside.

All my layers are glued onto a pre-made 5.5" square card. I used foam squares to pop up the image and sentiment to add dimension to my card.

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20, R24
Hair: W1, W3, W5 / E43, E44, E47 / Y21, YR23
Quilt: R000, R29, BG53, B99
Quilt Border: R24, R27, R29
Top & pants: R21, 22
Pants: B81, B83, B85, B99
Shoes: B99, R24, R29, W3, W5

I always like to use a black Gel pen on the girls eyes and also glossy accents on the glasses. I also used clear Wink of Stella on the hearts, quilt border and earrings. Hope this card helps inspire you to make a Red, White & Blue project to enter in our new Challenge!
Happy Stamping!


Thanks, Cheri! The rest of our designers will be back next week with more inspiration! In the meantime, feel free to visit Cheri's personal blog for more tricks and techniques!

Start crafting some spectacular cards for the Forth add them to our InLinkz below!

Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, July 1 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!


Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Cheri, I ADORE this card!!! Your coloring is gorgeous and love the papers you've used! Definitely one of my favorites!!!!! It just pops right off the screen at me!

Karen Day said...

Congrats to the winners! Awesome card, Cheri - I love how you've done a patriotic quilt!

Gail said...

Thanks for picking my card as one of the winners! I'm thrilled to pieces and hubby hasn't even seen it yet since Father's Day is this Sunday! Wait till I give it to him and charge him $$ to hold it since it's a winner. hahahahhaha! Thanks so much!! Hugs, Gail L

Gail said...

This red, white and blue card of the gals in the quilt is outstanding! What a fabulous card!!

McStamper said...

Great cards.

McStamper said...

Great cards.

Charne said...

Love that card! Great choices of bg papers!

Rosy Newlun said...

What talented artists! ♥ AI images too!

diane zechman said...

Love those colors in the quilt, Cheri! Great card!

Dana said...

Fantastic card!! The pattern paper is perfect for this image!!

Judy1223 said...

Congrats to the winner and HM's from last week's challenge...what fun entries! Great cards this week, too...LOVE that red, white and blue quilt around those lovely ladies!

Kerry said...

Congrats to the winners! Cheri, your card is amazing!!!! Love <3

Dorothy S said...

Thanks for another challenge, and a special shout out to Karen Day - her card, from an April post, inspired my coloring - though my result is not nearly as lovely as heres.