Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ring in the New Year

Challenge #1
For our first challenge we are asking you to “RING” in the New Year!! Keyword here ~ RING!!! Use your creativeness (is that a word??) and make a card that has a “ring” to it!! Ideas ~ Wedding card (rings ~ get it!?!?!), circles, a bell, Kids (ring around the Rosie), diamonds (either the shape OR the bling!!!), etc…
SCS Keyword - JBENYE1

I really tried thinking outside of the box for this challenge. I read it out loud to my husband the moment I received it and the first thing he said was Let Freedom Ring. I couldn't get that idea out of my head after that, so I just ran with it. I got even more excited while I was searching Jacksonbelle Embellishements because I ran across this Freedom Rubon's by Cosmo Cricket. Perfect!!!!! I paired it with the Basic Grey Boxer paper - which is perfect for patriotic cards! I added some faux stitching with a paper piercer and a Night of Navy marker. The buttons and stars come from the Prima Down Home Apple Pie Kit. I covered the stars with Baby Blue Stickles and paper pieced the buttons. They are glued down with Crystal Effects. My card measures 6 x 3.5! Be sure to check all of the Design Teams blogs for more inspiration and some yummy Blog Candy!!!!!

Paper: Basic Grey - Boxer, Night of Navy
Other: paper piercer, mat pack, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Night of Navy marker, Baby Blue Stickles, Cosmo Cricket Freedom Rubon's, Prima Down Home Apple Pie Kit, navy thread, crystal effects

9 comments:

Ravengirl said...

This is a very cool, patriotic card! Creative use of the "ring"!

Ronnie said...

I love your take on "ringing in the New year" What better way to celebrate then to celebrate our freedom. Happy New Year!

Kisa Peters said...

WOnderful! Clever girl you!

Jill said...

Oooh! I love this. Great take on the challenge!

Rachel Hope said...

I love love love it!!! Awesome take on the Ring Challenge!!!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous take on this challenge.

Barb said...

This is great... and I love how you played off the theme... very clever :)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOOOH I just love this!! LOVE the colors, that's one of my favorite rubon packs! Great job Kim!

Cindy Karasz said...

this is fab! what a great "ring" card... very clever!