Thursday, June 12, 2014

Red, white and blue

I regularly follow the Muse challenge blog because the cards are always amazing and the inspiration can be difficult, well, for me, that is!  This week, it's Muse challenge #71  and Therese Calvird's card was our inspiration:
After making my version of her card, I've got a true appreciation for the effort that was put into her card.  I decided to make a patriotic Any Hero card for Operation Write Home and cut out the word "hero" multiple times.  I layered each letter to pop it up, like Therese did:
I did try layering the words on the same background paper, but it stood out better against the striped background, so that's what I went with.  The top layer is backed with red letters, the second with white and the bottom with blue (red, white & blue).   The sentiment is from the Doodlepantry Tree Glee set.  I punched a few stars to go with the sentiment and added some Wink of Stella to make them shine.

Papers are WeR Memory Keepers Red White & Blue.

Edited to add:  Barb over at a2zscrapbooking invited me to join in their June Stars and Stripes challenge, so I'm entering this card over there too.  Thanks for the invitation and I'll be sure to enter more A2Z challenges!

 The mid week throwdown challenge at OWH is kites and I love to using up scraps to make a kite:
Papers are Corinne by SEI.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love your patriotic take on this week's Muse! So glad you joined us this week!

  2. Your card is fabulous Erika, I really like how the different design paper looks against the background, what a great idea!

  3. Erika, I love the stars against the stripe! The contrast is awesome. Great job.

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  5. My previous post was all 'chopped up', so I deleted it...hope this looks better:

    Hi Erika,
    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! I love both of your cards! The first one is a fab take on Therese' inspiration card, and happens to also perfect for the Linky Party at a2z Scrapbooking Blog:
    Feel free to link up your card for a chance to win a $25. gift card. And, if you would like to check out the store, you are welcome to use my coupon code: BARB15 for 15% off your order of $25, or more.
    I also love how you created your kite with scraps! Such fun colors and patterns! Good luck on the challenges!

  6. Love your red, white and blue take on the Muse card - great work!

  7. I'm so happy to see that you're playing along in the a2z Challenge...good luck to you!

  8. Fabulous MUSE card and also a fanastic card to enter to the a2z Challenge! I am so happy that Barb invited you to join the fun! Thank you and good Luck!!

    A2Z DT Member

  9. Love your "hero" card! I know how much work that is, and you did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for supporting OWH. I'm sure one of our heroes will love getting your card!

  10. Nice mix of patterns, love the die cuts! thanks for playing along at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies!