Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Patriotic Thank You for AHSC #272

Hello again, crafty friends!  We have another fun and fabulous sketch to work with this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  To make things twice as nice, we have partnered with the folks at the Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog for their 3-2-1 recipe and sketch challenge.  How fun is that?!?!  We at AHSC always love to have you play along, but I sincerely hope you take time to also play along, or at least check out, the Double Trouble challenge as well as this is just their 4th challenge and they are already off to a fabulous start!

details:  I started with this awesome fireworks-themed designer paper I've had for ages (and cannot identify, sorry).  After going through all my color swatches, I decided that Sapphire and Cranberry were the best matches so those are the colors I went with.  I ran the Sapphire cardstock through the confetti stars embossing folder, the Cranberry cardstock through the stripes embossing folder, and then I sanded both to get the white core to show through.

I used Sapphire and Cranberry ink with the retired Vintage USA stamp set to get those distressed star images.  I used the basic stars Thin Cuts to cut the smallest star from white glitter paper.  I also used the glitter paper to frame the stars and to add those three stars in the lower left corner per the sketch.

For the banner, I used Sapphire with the Thank You (M1185) stamp, Cranberry ink with this banner image from the retired Hello Lovely stamp set, and finally ran that through the coordinating Thin Cut die.

This is one of those sketches that has endless possibilities, and we would love to see your take on it.  As always, you have until 10:55 pm Eastern/9:55 pm Central on Sunday, 7/15/18, to enter your creations HERE.  And don't forget to stop by and check out, and hopefully play along, with the Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  ~~  Annette


  1. Love your card and the background and banners all pop Celebration for the 4th, great selection of design papers. In case you were not aware your card meets the Double Trouble Challenge #4 Recipe 3,2,1 and it can still be entered until the 15th of this month. If you enter in the Double Trouble Challenge you will be eligible for two chances for the random draw prize after the challenge closes. Please join us at Double Trouble.

    1. Hope your computer is up and running we would love you to share your card with Double Trouble partnering with AHSC.

  2. So glad you decided to enter your project with DOUBLE DARE...Celebration card beautiful. Hope you will come back for our "Only Christmas Challenge" and see what Trouble Maker, Double Dare and Twisted Sister are up to in pairing with Heart2Heart.

  3. I really love your patriotic card...glad you were able to join us at the Double Trouble Challenge.

  4. Great card, Annette! Your design truly exudes the spirit of Independence Day. Thank you for sharing with us at the Double Trouble Challenge.

  5. Congratulations Annette, you are one of the Top 3 at Double Trouble.

  6. How exciting! Thanks for letting me know, Sue. You folks are off to a great start and I look forward to playing along in the future!