RRR Patriotic Challenge

RRRChallengeBadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR Patriotic Challenge!  Summer is fast approaching with all the wonderful patriotic holidays we love so much. So hooray for the Red, White, and Blue!  I’ve created a super fun vintage patriotic card using the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment.

RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment

These ribbons are the perfect mix for summer fun.  I dug into my Patriotic Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Etsy and had a blast making this card.

Patriotic Challenge 01I love this sassy sailor lassie with her perky curls and mischievous grin!  I layered her up with papers and ephemera from the kit, and then added both a white doily and a red felt doily along with a royal blue foil die cut medallion (Spellbinder’s Exquisite Circles) and a red foil scalloped circle (Spellbinder’s Classic Scalloped Circles Large.) I used Tim’s Crescent Moon and Stars Die to cut out some foil stars and then the real fun began!  I layered on fabby ribbon in Electric Blue Satin with a Grosgrain edgeTiny Electric Blue Stars and Tiny Poppy Red Stars.  Then I topped it all off with a bodacious double layered bow tied with Patriotic Plaid Ribbon. Now if that doesn’t make you want to stand up and sing the national anthem, I’m at a loss!

I tapped the focal image with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ultra Thick embossing powder.  When the embossing had cooled, I gently bent the image, creating hairline cracks.  This “cracked glass” technique adds a wonderful vintage feel to images like this.

So, I’m still at the beach…and the fun ends tomorrow.  While you wait for me to come  home, why not visit the rest of the challenge projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG, and then did into your crafty stash and create a patriotic themed project with ribbon and link it up to the RRR Patriotic Challenge?  I’ll be stopping by to take a look!

Carry on, troops!



8 thoughts on “RRR Patriotic Challenge

  1. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, I should find the old picture of me in a sailor hat. if I still have it. Love your card, this was one of the popular hats for kids long ago. I am young, keep thinking that way anyway…enjoy the beach. …..LOL

  2. Robin

    That sailor girl is one sassy lassy! I love your clever word play as much as your artful designs! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the beach! Love you!

  3. soozyb2013

    I do hope you are getting plenty of “toe’s in the sand time” and you will be well rested 🙂 Enjoyed the details as usual! 🙂

  4. Jen

    I love this. Can’t you see this being send to the troops in the forties. Your just so so clever. Xxxxjen

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