Thursday, July 02, 2009

Red, White and Blue

Yea!!! Cuttlebug Be Inspired is back! This week the challenge is to use red, white and blue as well as buttons and the swiss dot embossing folder.

And while these colours may inspire many of us to create something around the American flag and July 4th, I decided to use my favourite colour of blue, when combined with red, turquoise.




I layered white embossed cardstock on white then added turquoise and red cardstock that I also embossed and to which I used a border punch. I kicked it up a notch by using my new favourite technique of handstitching. Then finished it up with ribbon, flowers and a button!

I do have to say that I'm pretty impressed with how this one turned out! And I would be remiss if I didn't mention that it was inspired by Hanneke, one of the designers on CC.



17 comments:

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow what a great card love that stitching and all that embossing.

Rosemary said...

Love the layers of this card.....

June Houck said...

Fabulous card! Hanneke's cards are inspiring, aren't they? I love your border punch, hand stitching, and flowers :)

Good luck with the challenge!

June
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Terrie B x said...

Hi Roseanne..
Your card is `beautiful..
I love how you created the swirl stitching...
`Thanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenge...

Terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Shantaie said...

WOW!! i really like your hand stitched swirls, and the beautifil borders. thanks so much for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog.

Robyn said...

I am with everyone else. A wonderful card. And I love the stitching.

Jackie G said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the stitching!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!!!
**Jackie**
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

oh this is a gorgeous card! love the hand stitching and layers punched and embossed edges..
thanks for joining this weeks challenge this week at:
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
michelle.

Cassie said...

i love the turqouise with the red too - it's so fresh and happy looking! thanks for joining in at CBC!
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
p.s. loved the stitching!

Deanna said...

Wow this is beautiful! Hey I wonder what happened to the winners for the last 2 be inspired??

Hanneke said...

Absolutly beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us!

Hanneke,
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

KimmyS said...

Your card is wonderful!"

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! You should be impressed, this is absolutely darling!!! Love the colors you used and that red stitching is WAY cute!!

Amber said...

Love your card Rosanne! You always do such an amazing job with our challenges! I love the shades of the patriotic colors you used and the stitching!
Amber

Heidi Van Laar said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I love everything about this, esp. that fabulous stitching!

(-: Heidi

dannisdoodles said...

THIS is so wonderful Rosanne, love your hand-stitching adds the perfect touch ♥!

hugs & so much love!!
danni

www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

BettyBee said...

Delightful and fresh! I love the color combo, and the stitching, too. Thanks for being a part of the Cuttlebug Challenge.
BettyBee