Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday Challenge 89

Hello, Alicia here today to say happy July!  I am your host for the new July Challenge: Use Red, White and Blue. Please stop on back this weekend for the winner's of June's challenge!

You can find all of these colors in the new Secret Garden Paper Pack. It is perfect for summer with it's vibrant hues and lush floral prints. I picked the blue arrow print (Secret Garden 105) to use for the patriotic cards I made.

Here I used the same stamp three times, once in Barn Board and twice in Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Inks to create the background. I stacked star die cuts as a border. I popped up the detailed flag die cut.

I cut the flag twice, once in red and once in blue.  Here's a hint, I didn't cut the entire flag in blue.  I used a scrap just large enough to cover the area needed.  Next, I placed a white piece of paper behind the cut and trimmed along the edges.  I used a white gel pen to add the stars on the field of blue. Of course, I inked all the edges for a nice distressed look.

My second card uses electronic die cuts. On Lady Liberty, I cut one layer in white and used Powderpuff chalking inks to color the torch and base in appropriate colors. I inked just the torch area in Desert Sun and her base in Cool Gray.

I layered the die cuts on top of a sheer blue ribbon.  I placed star die cuts randomly in the remaining area of the card.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack (101, 103 and 105)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep SeaCool GrayBarn Board, and Desert Sun
Other Products:
Electronic Die Cuts: Cricut Creative Memories Traveler and Close to My Heart Artbooking
Manual Die Cuts: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Old Glory and Mini Old Glory
Stamps: Tim Holtz Americana Blueprint sketch
Pen: White Gel
White Card Stock

Thank you for stopping by today, check the rules to play along with Quick Quotes this month!  I can't wait to see your creations!

~ Alicia


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Red, White and Blue!"
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes the theme of Red, White and Blue - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 7/25.

  • Random Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store!
  • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • The Linky Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)
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