Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kiwi Lane and Tim Holtz Patriotic Card with Queen & Co bling

I am so excited today!  I finally get to tell everyone!  I have been chosen to be a part of the Kiwi Lane Designs Fall 2014 Design Team!!  Wooo Hooo!  I am so thrilled to be a part of the Kiwi Lane blog team!
Therefore, today's project uses Kiwi Lane templates:  Playtime 6 and Adventure 1 (star).  I also played a great deal with the background.  I started with the wavy corrugated navy paper.  It was a little too dull and plain. I knew I was using the Tim Holtz Seasons Kraft Resist image and wanted to grunge it up.  I started with Walnut Stain sprayed over the corrugated background.  Then I added a red ink spray I had mixed up using some Smooches and Ranger spray inks.  Finally,  I sprayed a top coat of vanilla Smooch Spritz.  This ended up tying in beautifully with the Queen & Co star bling. 

I was trying to mimic the shield in the Tim Holtz image. I cut the playtime template from the same kraft paper as the card base.  I traced another shield on navy card stock and cut it about a quarter inch in to get the "layer".  I cut the stripes from the same red shimmer paper as the star (adventure 1).  I added some adhesive and lined them up on a slick release sheet.

Then I used the template to cut the bottoms of my "stripes".

Here's a good view of all the spritzing I did.

All edges are chalked with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Blue Moon.

Don't forget about my blog hop this Friday!

Here's the blog candy for the hop:

Here's a link to a super cute card that I made with the above paper.

I am entering this in the following challenges:


  1. Awesome card.Thanks for playing at RCS.

  2. What a great card. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas linky party.

  3. Such a pretty card!! Love your distressing!!

    Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!!

  4. Wonderful card, very creative. Love your spritizing and choice of papers. CONGRATS on the Design Team.


  5. Super cool looking! Thanks for sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas for our Red, White, and Blue Linky Party.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •

  6. congrats on your new team! love this project and the neat way you have done the shield. looks so neat! :)

  7. What a beautiful patriotic card. Love the paper! This is perfect for this week's Celebrate challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. beautiful card...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  9. Nice patriotic card! I like how you put the shield together, great idea! Thanks for joining us in the Classy Cards 'n Such Red, White and Blue challenge this week!

  10. Wonderful Patriotic card.....the shield turned out perfect!! Thank you for joining us at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our red~white~blue challenge!!
    Diane CCNS DT

  11. Wow!!! This is STUNNING!! I love it!! LOVE the colors! They are just perfect! Amazing creation!! love those stars! Absolutely stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  12. Totally adore this great card! Really awesome patriotic look!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  13. Really lovely card. I just love the shield, it's awesome! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT

  14. This is so striking and AWESOME!! Love the BG and great design layout and details. Thank you for playing along with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  15. Congrats on your DT position. Your card is amazing! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations. Nance, DT

  16. Congratulations on the Design team news! This is such a fun card! Love all the texture to this card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Kraft Journal.

  17. Congrats on the DT that is so cool! Love this card! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot. Hope to see you next week!



  18. Great card! The spritzing looks fabulous!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper