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!
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!