For the latest Think INK challenge on the Artful INKables blog, Patti wants us to create Anything But A Card Using Red, White & Blue. Although I know the 4th of July is coming up, and those are the standard colors for the holiday, I wanted to create something non-patriotic. Hence the altered frame shown here.
Using the Artful INKables' Newborn Blessings set I created this cute little frame. The colors would be good for a nautical-themed room, especially since I used crackle paint to 'weather' the frame a bit. For the layout I used clean&simple's Fall To Layout #95 for inspiration.
To create the focal point I stamped the 'It's a Boy' sentiment from the set multiple times on the punched out circle. To tie in all of the colors one copy of the sentiment was stamped in red. I used some polka-dotted ribbon to tie in the embossed red cardstock strip. Finally I adhered the embellishment over the ribbon using Dimensionals.
One of the nice things about this piece is after the little guy isn't much of a baby any longer, the decorated card can be removed and a photo can be inserted in its place. The frame will grow up too.
Make sure to check out the challenge post and find out how you can win a grab bag of AI stamps. You don't have to use AI images, but you certainly can.
Challenges used for this card:Think Ink - #23 Anything But A Card in Red, White & Blue
Clean&Simple - FTL95
Paper Issues: Peer Pressure Challenge-Scallops
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Newborn Blessings); Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Red, Blue), Neenah (Solar White); Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Whispers (Red, Blue); Border Punch: Stampin' Up! (Scalloped); Punches: Stampin' Up! (Scalloped Circle), Paper Shapers (1 1/2" & 1 3/4" Circles); Ribbon: Unknown; Frame: DecoArt; Adhesive: Stampin' Up! (Dimensionals), 3M (ATG); Other: Acrylic Paint (Red, Blue, Crackle)