Friday, July 3, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge and ICS #23

ICS has a fabulous sketch up this week and I paired it with this week's Cuttlebug Challenge. The CB challenge is to use red, white and blue and buttons and also use the Swiss Dots folder. Well, our oldest son was born on the 4th of July (hey, that should be a movie title!). So, I decided to make his card using the two challenges. I used the Swiss Dots folder and swiped it with a blue ink pad to give it some color. All the stars were cut with the Cricut using the George cartridge. I also used the CB Spots and Dots folder on the large white piece. The red circles are some stickers from Creative Cafe. I also added my white button, twine and some mesh, all from my stash and a little red/white/blue ribbon. Oh, and the little festive paper strings are some slivers of silver/white paper that I cut with my paper trimmer. So, I hope our son likes his card and if his wife happens to see this before his party...............shhhhhh :) Thanks for stopping by today!

Here is the ICS Sketch:




And here is my card:


25 comments:

Ann said...

Fantastic, Diana! I love every detail!

Cassie said...

luhve it times a million! great take on the sketch (i love those sketches!) and fabulous take on our challenge too!
thanks for joining in at CBC!
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
p.s. you have a great sense of humor!

June Houck said...

How creative! I love how you combined lots of different embellishments to create a REALLY cute card. Good luck with the challenge!

June
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Dolly said...

Great take on the IC sketch, love all the details, so creative, thanks for playing along :)xx

Michelle said...

diana! this is a wonderful challenge card!..
michelle
DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Terrie B x said...

Hi Diana..
Your card is `Fabulous` I *love* it!!!
Thanks for joining in with Cuttlebug Challenge this week!!!
Terrie
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Terrie B x said...

ooops and a grat big `Thanks` for joining in with I-C-S too!!
Have a great weekend;) xxx

Shantaie said...

diana, there are so many fabulous details on your card I dont think I can pick just one ! You Rocked the challenge! {Happy birthday to your son}
thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Hanneke said...

FABULOUS card!! Thanks for playing along with us!

Hanneke,
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

KimmyS said...

WOW - well you know I adore your creations anyway but this card is uber-cool!

Tricia said...

smokin' card Diana! I love it! Love your use of the sketch and the embossing folder

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! This is totally awesome!! Love how you incorporated circles into it with the embossed circles and the little flag ribbon on the edge is darling!

Liz Weber said...

Diana your card is so wonderful - I just love the clean crisp feel to it and the colour combo is so striking - love your cuttlebugging and great use of ICS #23

Regina said...

I love it! love the clean lines, colors and the little elements together. fab take on the sketch. thanks for playing along at ICS

Amber said...

Diana I love your card! The colors are so bright and vibrant! So creative!
Amber

Beth said...

OMG Diana this is such a awesome card it is beautiful down to every little detail.
Thanks for playing at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
Hugs
Beth

dannisdoodles said...

could NOT love this more, crisp & awesome!!!

hugs & so much love!!
danni

www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful card and LOVE all those fun details, great embossing!!!! great job with the IC sketch this week!!!

Fink said...

A great card for a July 4th birthday! I also like the white mesh.

Amanda Mac said...

cool cool cool cool!!!! Your son and I have something in common. :)

Jackie G said...

WOWie girl!! This is a beauty!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!!

**Jackie**
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Fran, said...

Well.. Happy 4th. of July. This card is nothing but super. Great job on the challenge.

scrapnnMO said...

WOWser Diana what cool clean crisp looking card! Gorgeous job well done using ICS #23! Thanks for joining us.
♥Dawn♥

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Diana, love your background and fantastic colour combo. Thanks for taking part in this weeks ICS
Clairex

BettyBee said...

This is a FABULOUS card!! I love the Spots and Dots embossing as a background! Happy Birthday to your son! Great take on the Cuttlebug Challenge...Thanks for being a very important part of our followers!
BettyBee