Friday, July 4, 2008

BC W54 - Happy 4th!


I was so glad I could jump back in to the Blogger's Challenge this week after missing it last week. This week's challenge was to create a card using color blocking. I have to say that really takes me back to the days when I owned a ton of color blocked clothing. Was that the 80's? I think it has been suppressed from my memory as it's just too painful to recall. Right up there with shoulder pads...

I can't believe that I have made two cards in a row without using patterned paper. Shocking! Instead I combined some Bazzill, Stampin' Up and Core'dinations card stock and punched out one inch squares. I drew light pencil lines in a grid to assist in the placement of the squares. I then glued them in place and when I was happy with them, I erased the lines. I doodled on each square with a Stampin' Up journaler.

The stamp is from Stampendous and it is called "Biker Bee". I just love these bees. They're so cute and so quick to color. In this case I used Copic markers and a touch of Stickles here and there. The stars were cut out using a Sizzix die and my Cuttlebug. I added the polka dots with a Martha Stewart opaque marker.

Hope your 4th is filled with family, fun and festivities!




It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill, Stampin' Up, Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: None!
Stamps: Stampendous
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Foam Squares, Stampin' Up Journaler, Stickles
Tools: Scor-pal, SU punches, Nestabilities, Opaque Marker, Copic Markers

22 comments:

Marcia said...

Kathie this card is very bright - and I love the blocking you have done on this. TFS!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fun and festive card, Kathie. Love your little patchwork squares and your bee image is so adorable. Great job...Happy Independence Day!

MJ said...

That just makes me smile! What a fun card. Great job.

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just so delightful. Love all the blocks and the squiggles and that fun bee inside your Nesties. Great, great job...

Jeannette Swain said...

Oh Kathie, you've done it again! Such a fun card!

Connie Paxman said...

Such a colorful and fun card, love what you did with the Circle..awesome color blocking technique.
I did not post a card this week.
Connie Paxman

Basement Stamper said...

Such an adorable card, I was trying to incorporate a circle in mind but gave up...this card is perfect!

Tara Kieninger said...

Too cute! Love how this turned out.

Connie said...

VERY cute card...love the changing colors under the stamped image. Great job with this challenge!

Shona said...

That is so stinkin' cute! Great job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a fun color blocked card - love the color blocking under your focal image too!

Beckie said...

totally cute card. I love it!

Ida said...

Such a cute and fun card. Love the nice bright colors and all the great doodling you did. Oh I so remember shoulder pads (UGH!)

Melissa said...

Fabulous!

Lisa Bohler said...

Absolutely wonderful! It's like color blocking inside of color blocking!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

How flippin' cute is this!!! I love it all! Those little polka dot stars are just darling! Happy 4th of July! :D

Barbara said...

What a cute card this is! I've been eyeing up these little bee "action" stamps at my local scrapbook store....they are just the cutest! Don't have any yet, but I just KNOW I won't be able to resist much longer....especially after seeing wonderful cards like this! GREAT card for the 4th and a fabulous color block example!!

Suzanne said...

So cute. Love the bright colors.

Sheryl said...

Too cute! Love the bee image. I also like your doodles around each color block--great idea!

Nikki Bond said...

What a wonderful cheery card! I love the colors you used and the image is so stinkin' cute! Great job this week {SMILES}

Claudia said...

I LOVE this card! Especially the the "color blocked" circle! Great idea!

Vansmom said...

Oh, like that sweater with the dots. You know which one I am talking about..... love you!