Saturday, June 26, 2010

Basket of Apples

HI girls,
I am playing along with the Just Rite Sketch Challenge this week with the added twist to make the colors red, white and blue.

The card did not have to be patriotic - just had to incorporate the colors. I really put my mojo to the test with this one - I was going to use the By the Sea set and make a masculine card but two of the Just Rite DT girls did that and I didn't want to be a "copy cat".  I didn't have a Just Rite set that specifically fit a patriotic theme SO I went in an entirely different direction and made a red-white and blue birthday card instead. I have several friends and famiy member with July BDs so this will come in handy.


I flipped the sketch - inked up the happy birthday sentiment (love this font and the generous size!) from the new All Occasion Nested Sentiments as my starting point - then I stamped and colored the basket of apples from the Autumn Blessings Borders and Centers set.  I colored the tiny berries blue, too. Since I was not going patriotic I decided to go with LIGHT blue with the red and white then matted it all on a piece of In the Navy CS (GinaK). Nesties work SO perfectly with Just Rite stamps - it was easy to cut and mat the image.  Punched the red lattice work with the MS Garden Trellis punch, added some fun R&W polka dot ribbon (PTI) and a couple of prima flowers tied off with a button center. A few red pearls finished off the card for me.

I'm just loving my Just Rite stamps - they are SO versatile. I am tickled that I could use this "autumn" set and by coloring up a blue basket it became a fun summer set instead! By the way -  in case you haven't heard, the new Just Rite Christmas sets begin shipping on JULY 1!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your weekend is a good one.
Hugs n Smiles.

13 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Pam! That basket of apples look like the real thing! Love the shine you gave them :)

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card Pam! Like Mona, love the shiny apples. Gorgeous card!

Sylvia said...

Very Pretty, Love the design you used.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is beautiful, Pam! Your apples are making me hungry.. lol!

Anne said...

Your card is outstanding! The combo of red, white and light blue is one of my favorites!

SmilynStef said...

Love that color palette ... so perfect for those delicious looking apples.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oooooo this is so pretty! Your coloring is amazing ... great job!

Selma said...

Beautiful Pam. Your coloring is fantastic! I love the way you used the punches. Great job on the challenge.

Mary Jo said...

Love what you did. I have this set and and you have given me a new idea.

Kathryn B said...

What a beauty this one is Pam! I just love the ribbon and the border on the side not to mention your coloring is perfect on the apples!!!

Diane said...

Love love love your card!

Pati said...

This is very pretty and Americana with the colors and apples. Love how you used this stamp set and layout!

Janie Printz said...

Simply beautiful. Your coloring is incredible as are the ribbon, your design & all the other embellishments.
Hugs, Janie

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