my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Hooray for the Red White and Blue

In tune with the Patriotic events happening this week the challenge at Less Is More is to use Red White and Blue in our cards. I decided to have a go although it is not my favourite colour combination.
I embossed the lower part of my white folded card using a Cuttlebug
Swiss Dots  embossing folder, and wrapped some red ribbon across just above the embossing. Next I took a piece of blue card and stamped the grasses from the Chocolate Baroque, Eastern Grasses set, with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed the edges of the image and used foam pads to  mount it on the card overlapping the ribbon and the embossed area. To finish I tied a bow onto the ribbon.I may add a sentiment later when I have decided what it will be used for.

There are several challenges with this theme this week so I am also entering this for,Moving Along With The Times;Red white and Blue,
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge; Red White and Blue, and also
Try It On Tuesday; Anything Goes.

Thank you to all who stop by to take a look and for your lovely comments.


  1. Beautiful CAS style card Jean, that stamp is striking!
    Thanks for playing along this week at MAWTT for our 'Cool Britannia' challenge and good luck in the draw
    Laurie x

  2. This is so pretty Jean, Love the stamp.
    Thanks for taking part in MAWTT
    Hugs Mau xx

  3. Stunning CAS card love the stamp you used!

  4. A lovely C&S card jean. I love the Eastern grasses stamp plate. Kate x

  5. Very elegant CAS card. Great image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. lovely stamp. Card is elegant. I really like

  7. Beautiful CAS card. Thank you for sharing with us at TioT this week. Cindy

  8. This is just lovely Jean!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. THis is such a lovely elegant card


  10. Simply elegant - like the way you used the soft blue with the brilliant red & the embossed panel adds lovely interest.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. Hi Jean, this is a lovely LIM card, love the image.

  12. Wonderful design, I love the composition and the blue with the white is so classy.

  13. Beautiful card Jean, that image looks lovely in white
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  14. Lovely card Jean- and so in keeping with the colour trend of the moment

  15. Lovely layout Jean. Thank you for entering the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs xxx