Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Patriotic Hats Off, CMCC75

Hi, everyone! It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge at Colour Me! This week it is a striking color combo of Night of Navy and Real Red. This classic combo is great for masculine and nautical themes, but of course it's perfect for something patriotic, too.

I woke up one morning with an idea in my head to make Uncle Sam hats out of one of the hats in the Lawn Fawn Hats off to You stamp set. First I stamped all the hats in Memento ink, doing some masking to layer them up. Then I used a Memento marker to draw the lines in the hats. They are not very precise, but I told myself that is what gives them character, lol! Finally, I needed some tiny stars for the band around the hat, and was thrilled to find the perfect one in the Spooktacular stamp set. Once that was all done I colored them in with Copics. 

I tried the sentiment on the front of the cards a couple of different ways, but in the end decided that I didn't want to cover up my hard work, and saved it for the inside. The sentiment is from the Happy Everything set.

Oh how timely! I am adding this to the Stars & Stripes challenge at the Lawnscaping Challenge.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Hats Off To You, Spooktacular, Happy Everything (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Crumb Cake (SU)
Patterned Paper: Snow Day, Pint Sized Patterns Beachside (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Tuxedo Black Dual Marker (Memento), Copic 
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Blue Jay Hemp Cord (Lawn Fawn)

I hope you enjoyed checking out my creation as much as I enjoyed creating it! Now please visit the rest of the team at Colour Me, and please play along with us this week, too!

Inky hugs! 


Jenny Engelke said...

You can't get much more patriotic than Uncle Sam hats! What a wonderful theme for this color combination! You nailed this challenge!

LeAnne said...

Super cute! Love those Uncle Sam hats...just in time for the 4th!

Tanja said...

this color combo screems for a patriotic card - love it

Unknown said...

You are so right, what a perfect combo for July 4th :) So fun!

Anonymous said...

So awesome and fun!! Those hats are too cute!! :) Julia

Katie Ann Brooks said...

such a fun design!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Such a super cool take on our challenge! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

Samantha Casey said...

Adorable card! I really love all of those hats, they are so much fun! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Audrey said...

What a fun card! I love how you transformed those hats! Thanks so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

BubblegumPaper said...

Love this card. So creative!!

Unknown said...

Love how you used the hats! Such a fun patriotic card fur sure!!

Christiana said...

So cute! Love those patriotic top hats. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!