Friday, July 4, 2008

Today's Limited Supplies Challenge ~ Happy 4th! ~

I am happy to be able to Guest Hostess the SCS Limited Supplies Challenge today.

* We're making cards with mostly RED, WHITE and BLUE (any shades – yes, I know that is only THREE colors, but I am counting the “and” as the 4th word! lol!) and:
* ONLY 4 layers deep (or less - including the cardstock base piece)
* ONLY 4 embellishments or specialty tools (or less - a combination of 4) – examples:
1) ribbon, 2) one kind of punch, 3) another kind of punch, 4) one Cuttlebug EF or
1) decorative scissors, 2) one kind of Nesties, 3) another kind of Nesties, 4) Stickles
* Adhesives, plain scissors and paper cutters do not count - they are necessities! Designer Paper is fine, as long as it is only R/W/B and counts as one of your layers.

Here are the two samples I made:

The eagle (Liberty for All - retired Stampin' Up!) was colored with Night of Navy and Bravo Burgundy/Real Red markers and then the edges were sponged with Bravo Burgundy. The sentiment was stamped in Bravo Burgundy and sponged with Night of Navy ink. The double-sided DP is cut and pieced into one layer. The "1776" was on the DP design already!
Stamps: retired Stampin' Up! Liberty for All
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, double-sided DP by Reminisce
Ink: Night of Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Real Red
Accessories: white star brad, Michael's $1 ribbon, sponge dauber for edges, circle punch
Techniques: sponging

And for a non-patriotic sample I used one of my very favorite Stampin' Up! sets, Boatloads of Love. The boat is stamped twice in Palette Noir Black, watercolored, and then cut out and mounted on dimensionals. I added Liquid Applique to the puff of steam and then cut out and mounted that on a dimensional as well.

Stamps: Boatloads of Love
Paper: LSS DP, Brilliant Blue, Naturals White, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, NQN
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Brilliant Blue, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Real Red
Accessories: string, Liquid Applique, photo corner punch, blue eyelets

To all my U.S. friends: I hope you have a very safe and happy Independence Day ~
and to all my international friends: Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
Independence Day!


  1. Really enjoyed your blog. I would love to RAK you the giraffe stamp that you liked on my blog. Email me with your snail addy =)

    hugs, loreen

  2. These are both fabulous, Judy!!! Hoping I get a chance to try out the challenge!

  3. I love teh boatloads card, I need to use mine!

  4. Very cool cards!!! You are very talented. TFS

  5. I love both of these Judy. The boat is so cute, and the ealge is awesome! Hugs... Stacy

  6. What a beautiful and meaningful challenge card!! And the boatload card is adorable!! I sure will try to get to this challenge along with the WishRAK challenge! It's a busy weekend!! LOL

  7. Great cards & great challenge! I was away so didn't get to play, but maybe in the future I'll do some more RW&B!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, too! Yum yum!

  8. Those are both really beautiful! I'm especially taken with that eagle. He's gorgeous.

  9. Awesome cards! I LOVE the boat card, and yes, I too, love how you anchored the sentiment. And I like the fluff! And the patriotic card is from my all-time favorite patriotic set, so what's not to like!!?? Great colors and great challenge!


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