Friday, August 29, 2008

Blogger's Challenge and Technique Blitz

Today's Blogger's Challenge was to create a card for Labor Day or a Red, White and Blue item.

Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

This led me to think about the American Workforce...and where most Americans are from. Thus the creation of my Red, White and Blue Ellis Island card.

The Ellis Island Stamp (The Stampsmith) was stamped in blue ink and colored with chalks. That is layered on a black piece of Pearly Gel, one of the Bonus Techniques from the upcoming Technique Junkie Newsletter. This piece is layered over a stamped star Background (Stampin' Up! Jumbo Wheel). I added some crystal stars and the "Welcome Home" words (Club Scrap) to finish the card off.


I hope you enjoy the labor day weekend and holiday.


21 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

That is a stunning card, Pat!!! Awesome job!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a beautiful card Pat. I love the old style image which reflects the workmanship of the era. Love how you highlighted the American flags...truely very artistic! Fabulous work.

Connie said...

WOW.....what a striking card and a perfect fit for this challenge! Awesome job!

Shelly said...

this is stunning Pat, looks like you could walk right into the scene!

Kerry D-C said...

Wow, Pat! this is a stunner!! breathtaking!

Kathy said...

Pat, that is an amazing card!

Cathy Yamashita said...

Wow, Pat, what a wonderful card. And that stamp is fantastic.

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

So beautiful! I agree - that is breathtaking!

Lori said...

This is stunning, Pat. You did a beautiful job with the main image.

Kathie Bailey said...

Pat what an amazing card. The image is spectacular!

thestampspot said...

Wow!!! Stunning, the style is wow! You have blown me away with this card!

:) Marcia

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a lovely card Pat! This is such a wonderful image! Beautifully done! :D

Stampin_Melissa said...

This is just beautiful Pat! Have a wonderful Labor Day week-end!

Regina Cornelius said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

MJ said...

Stunning. What a great image and the card is superb!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful Pat!

Jeannette Swain said...

Oh my goodness Pat, this card is absolutely fabulous! A definate WOW!

Basement Stamper said...

Pat, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a creation!

Sheryl said...

Wow, Pat! This is one cool card! It looks 3D! TFS!

tonistamps said...

That is SUPER COOL Pat. Very intense looking. I feel like I should salute someone. Great way to make the flags stand out too!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very inspirational. What a great image.