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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Patriotic challenge

This week at Less is More, the challenge is to use colours of your nation's flag. I love red and white together- it always looks so clean and classic. So, to pay tribute to the True North Strong and Free, here are my cards...

I love this stamp set. I can't remember whose it is. (edited to say it's Inkadinkado winter silhouette) I stamped in versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped the same and embossed, then the layer was added.

 Last time I went to Scrapyard, they had a Christmas in July sale, and I purchased these flowers. I doubled them up, added a flocked red brad to the centre and attached to a 2.5 strip of Cherry Cobbler paper from Stampin' Up (all the red paper for these cards is Cherry Cobbler). Added the sentiment and it was done. I love quick and easy cards sometimes, and this one came together in no time.

The third and final card for this creation is my beloved Dancer stamp. I had a small piece of Cherry Cobbler left over from a cutting area, stamped in versamark and embossed in white then layered it onto some white. I used a little bit of ribbon to tie it all together (no pun intended).


  1. Hi Andrea, it's great to have Canada's colours represented so fabulously with these three stunning cards. All three are extremely striking and any if them would be a joy to receive.
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. 3 amazing cards, love the reindeer one the most, it's such a gorgeous image.

  3. Three gorgeous card Andrea, the christmas cards are my favourite :)
    Love how you've used the colours in the same proportions they appear on the Canadian flag too :)
    Jenny x

  4. Wow three lovely cards, that tree stamp is gorgeous

  5. All lovely but the tree is my favourite :-)

  6. Beautiful cards, love them all
    Beryl x

  7. Three beautiful cards. Love the stamp you've used in the first one. xx

  8. What a trio of gorgeous cards! That reindeer stamp is adorable.

  9. FAbulous cards, the 2nd and 3rd lend their selves more to our CAS challenge
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  10. Hi
    Fabby cards them...
    hugs sylvie

  11. Love the white on the red, lovely cards especially the first one. x

  12. All three are fab Andrea! Where is your Maple Leaf though????????

  13. Andrea, these are great. I love that first stamp, it's gorgeous. And I truly love Dasher, the reindeer - he was on most of my cards last year and he'll probably be there again this year. I might need to try him white embossed this time. :-)

  14. I believe that the Christmas Tree and sentiment on your first card are by Inkadinkado as I have the same set

    Lovely collection of cards


  15. Hi Andrea

    What wonderful cards love them all!

    Tina (no 75)

  16. All very beautiful cards, love the use of the colours. Especially adore the final one - so cute Karen x

  17. What beautiful cards:)!! How brave of you to emboss with white embossing powder...wonderfully done:)!!