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Saturday, July 16, 2011


Good Saturday Morning Peeps!

It is time for a new challenge on the Our Creative Corner Blog.

 This week Kristen is our challenge hostess and she has a fun challenge for us-Copenhagen - It's a wonderful, old, enchanting city! Here are some photos for inspiration, the catch is you can't use any pre-printed papers so bust out all your stamps!

She also gave us these pictures for inspiration:

I am sure you can tell which picture inspired me, I love them all but went with the boats, so I could use my little Stampin' Up "Sail Away" stamp.
I also used the card on pg. 11 of the Summer  Mini for some inspiration too.

I started my card with a base of Crumb Cake and then followed that with some Early Espresso and then the main image was dome on water color paper. I used Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler ink to color the image.

I added a strip of Not Quite Navy card stock that I embossed with the square lattice EF. The big button is from the retired Deck the Halls button pack and I used some Early Espresso bakers twine in the button.

The Sentiment flag is made with a stamp from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set. I used just the "hello" part and inked it three times with the three card colors and stamped using the stamp a ma jig to line them up. I added a couple of cherry cobbler brads to the top.

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful card, Vicki. How perfect it would be for a guy. Great color palette and super example of CAS, which I can NEVER pull off! LOVE that huge button!!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, this is wonderful! Love the CAS look and your colours are perfect! Wonderful take on the inspiration!

Lori Rider said...

This is just wonderful, Vicki. Your watercoloring is gorgeous! Love the layout and design - perfect for this challenge!

Wendy J. said...

Wow...same stamp and almost colors! That's fun! This is a great card, Vicki! I love CAS masculine cards. Love the brads and button touch and the 3 colors of hello. Very nice!

Marisa said...

Great take on the challenge. This sailboat is perfect. Well done on the sky with clouds and use of colours.

Stef Perry said...

Beautifully done!!

Wendy said...

You know I love this!!!! Awesome masculine card, gf!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Vicki, I love the boat image you used, and the twine with the button! hope you have an amazing week!

Sharon Wheet said...

Hi Vicki, I just love your stamp of choice here. How fabulous! This card is certainly a masculine-themed, and quite perfect for this challenge! The coloring/shading is incredible! I love the red accents repeated in the brads and button.