Red, White & Blue + More Spirelli!!!

July 5th 2011
As you can see the new challenge at the CS Designs Challenge Blog is "Red, White & Blue".


I've combined some of the great digi designs at CS Designs with the Manual Cut Spirelli Kit I have been playing around with over the weekend - also from CS Designs. There are several different "shape" patterns in this great kit Chris has set up which I will be experimenting with and showing on my blog in the coming weeks so keep checking back to see some great spirelli designs - these are really quite addictive and really do look effective when they are finished!! You can get all the details on purchasing the "kit" from the CS Designs site!

I've made two cards for this challenge as I was having so much fun with the Spirelli patterns and my embroidery threads that I got carried away LOL!

Both cards use the "Fancy Square" pattern which has been printed in 2 sizes and I've done two different "spirelli" wrapping patterns with the thread for contrast.

This first card uses one of Chris' "Arty Expression" designs and I have embossed the red background with a 'star' folder and then rubbed a white ink pad over it to 'highlight' the stars - I love the look of this! The "Reach for the Stars" sentiment can be found at the CS Designs store. I am also entering this challenge over at Vicki's Blog - The Cheerful Stamp Pad - in her 'favourtie background' challenge as I've made my background paper for this card.


This second card uses the 'face' from the "Charisma Montage" digi and I have mounted the spirelli and image onto a great patterned paper which I thought matched the colour theme perfectly. The "believe" sentiment is also available at CS Designs and I have printed this directly onto the patterned paper.


Both cards 'qualify' for the new challenge at The Pink Elephant Blog as they also have a Red, White & Blue theme! And the Quirky Crafts Challenge this week is for NO patterened papers - make your own so the first card with the embossed background fits in here! My second card also uses 3 items from the new 'itinerary' at the Desert Islands Crafts Challenge Blog - copics (Charisma has been coloured), nesting dies (the spirelli shapes are the same just different sizes) and pop dots (foam pads) to mount the layers of Spirelli! Penny's Challenges and The Shabby Tea Room have a red, white & blue challenge too! Stamp Something Challenges has a digi day! Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog have a great red, white & blue cupcake to work from!

26 comments:

Libby said...

I love all these cards Sharon. You must have heaps of patience. Very creative TFS

2amscrapper said...

oh my! this is really amazing stuff!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun cards- I like the accent of the technique- cute idea to accent the faces with the technique too.

Gerri Herbst said...

These are amazing , I love this different technique!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Looks like Spirelli goes perfect with these faces.

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

red white blue, my favo colour combi, love the card!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh I remember this technique. very cool!
hugs Lynn

esther ward said...

love these designs !

craftattack said...

Lovely work. Used to do this a lot with the kids at school! Valerie

Kaylene said...

Lovely cards, I like the effects.

PetraB said...

An amazing technique, your cards are fab.

lynne said...

Hi
These could not be any more effective, the results are stunning and with amazing impact.
Wishes
Lynne

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Sharon, I am loving these they are so different. beautiful work my friend.
thanks for your comment too, did you grab the free background while you were there ?
hugs June xxxx

Grannie Annie said...

These are really unique and lovely Sharon...what a great take on Stars & Stripes!!!

Caro said...

Wonderful cards and fantastic home made background. Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge on Quirky Crafts this week.

Julye said...

What unusual and interesting cards not seen this in a while thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.

Diane said...

Thanks for entering the challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog, I haven't sen spirelli for ages, it's great!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful, intricate designs- very festive and a delight to see!

Spyder said...

Great card, never tried this ....yet!Thank you so much for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge. Don't forget to pop back in two weeks time to vote for your favourites!
((Lyn))

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous cards! So interesting and different! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa

judyjstamper said...

Hi Sharon - these are beautiful! I remember doing this string art years ago. I'll have to see if it's like getting back on a bike after years of not riding ~~ it comes back to you.

Rene said...

Wow Sharon! I've never seen anything like this before...it's amazing!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

Vicki Romaine said...

I love the way you used the images with the Spirelli. They made a great center. Thanks so much for joining "My Favorite Background" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Michele said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely cards Sharon!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful background. The spirelli faces are really cool. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

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