Friday, June 20, 2008

Let Freedom Ring

I made this card for the monthly DD/DDA challenge. Here are the rules:

Challenge Focus: "Inside & Out"......stamp and decorate both the inside of your card AND the outside of the envelope. (any card size is ok) Please upload two photos. Required Element: Patriotic element - interpret this any way you like (ex. color scheme, sentiment, image, whatever) Restricted Element: No ribbon Optional - Send your card to the troops so that they can in turn mail it home to family or friends (all themes and occasions welcome).

I decided to line my envelope instead of decorating the outside, so I guess I'm a rule breaker. I just hope it's well-received.

I will have to come back later for the deets, as I am having computer issues....and the windows keep shutting down on me. Good news....the new computer arrived. (Now I just need time to set it up).

Thanks for stopping by!!

Inside of card/envelope
Ingredients:

Stamps: A Basket Celebration (The Saltbox Studio), Let Freedom Ring (Starving Artistamps)

Card Stock: Neenah Classic Cream, Ruby Red, Boxer (BasicGrey)

Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Copic Sketch markers, Gold Spica glitter pen

Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, star eyelets, Ticket corner punch, Labels Trio (Spellbinders), Stampin' Dimensionals



19 comments:

Val said...

Wonderful card! Love your new banner!!

My Paper World said...

You've made lots of gorgeous creations while I have been away!
I've had a great time catching up!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs!
Nicola xx

fran said...

Really pretty - I love the star brads around the top of the basket. The envelope and lining are delightful! This would make any card extra special!

Beth said...

My goodness! I NEVER thought of using THAT paper with a patriotic theme (as she slaps herself on the side of the head)! You are too clever and creative! So glad to hear about your new computer! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you to get the precious time to set it up! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic Rose Ann! Now why don't I decorate the inside of my cards and envelopes? lol...thanks for more fabulous inspiration!!

Deborah said...

I think you nailed the challenge, even if you didn't decorate the inside of your card! The image, brads and your expression that comes from this card is just great! Good luck with your computer set up! Hugs, Deb

Melissa said...

Simply fabulous!

Many Blessings,
M.

Susie said...

Yayyyy! Finally I can comment! I totally love your card. That image is wonderful. Love your design and colors and I love to decorate the inside of envelopes, too.

Alexandra said...

FABULOUS card - WOW!!!! I just love this, Rose Ann, what a great patriotic card!!! I want to do this challenge and hope to get to it today!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work today, it brightened my day! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dottie K. said...

Wow this is fabulous! Love the paper and that basket is just the cutest with the flags. :)

Wendy said...

Beautiful card!!!! Love that image and what you did with your card! Your coloring is wonderful as well! NICE JOB!

Hugs,
Wendy

Bethany Paull said...

Awesome! I love how you lined the envelope.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wonderful job, love it. Awesome job on the chalenge, i'm a bad girl and didn't take the time to do this one. Hope to do next month's.

Leslie Miller said...

I think lining the envelope is the same as decorating it. This is one fabulous card, Rose Ann! I love having everything so beautifully finished like this. It's very classy!

Lauren said...

This is so patriotic! Love them!

Deb said...

gorgeous card, such a fabulous image and pretty paper

Donna said...

fantastic card! I always forget to line the inside of my envelopes, makes it so professional looking! tfs

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a beautiful card!

Lori Craig said...

Love your patriotic card, Rose Ann - love the inside, too! You rule breaker! :)