Starting with Challenges

I have been told that a way to get one's creative juices flowing is to participate in challenges.  This week I am  participating in SUO Challenge 14: Favorite Retired Set and Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #195.  My favorite SU set of all time is the Fire Brigade set, probably because my husband is a volunteer fireman.

I kept this a clean and simple card.  It utilizes the colors daffodil delight and cherry cobbler.  I added a touch of authentic detail by literally setting the edges on fire and letting it get a burn effect with a little smoke.  This will make a great little thank you for the men and women of the fire department that do so much for our community.
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14 comments :

María said...

Nice Card and Layout! TFS Iam your new follower.

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Shari Winterstein said...

You met the challenge wonderfully. They are our heroes along with our military. Thanks for blessing my day and touching my heart.

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Stacy! This is awesome! The "burned" edges are a great detail and I'm sure these cards will be very appreciated by the fire department. :)

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful card. You simply did a great job! Congratulations to your husband for being a volunteer firefighter! I think it takes a special person to do this.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Great job on this sketch. Love the image and colors how you put it together. Fabulous!

Connie Babbert said...

Haven't seen that set in a while...I'm sure it is a keeper for you! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411!

Deb Hoekstra said...

Very nice card - and great way to honor those who serve. Love the burned edge detail. Thanks for playing at SUO Challenges.

Kerin said...

What a thoughtful card, love the images & how you used the sketch!

gbarron56 said...

Stacy -- fabulous card. Love how you made the edges look burned! It's a great touch and a great use of this week's sketch. Thanks for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Jen Timko said...

What a great set to use and you made a fantastic card. So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

Patti Chesky said...

What a great card! I love your attention to detail by actually burning the edges of the focal image. Love it!

Selene Kempton said...

It takes a special person to run into a burning building when most folks are running in the other direction. What a gorgeous card and stamp set! I love the way it all came together perfectly with the sketch. Thanks to your DH for all that he does.. and thanks so much for playing along with stamping 411 this week!

Crystal said...

Great job on this! I love the detail of adding the burnt edges on the paper. :) tfs

PS - Followed you here via SC blog thread! :) http://crystalscraftingandrambling.blogspot.com/

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Nice card and layout!

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