Welcome back to day two of our Patriotic Week feature. Today we are putting out a red, white, and blue challenge! While Bella doesn't have an actual "Patriotic" collection, I think you will find that there are more red, white, and blue products within all of our collections that you even realize. I challenged a few of our designers to dig around in their Bella stash, and pull out products that would work for their patriotic projects.
"100% Aussie", by Kim Arnold.
Once I started looking for red, white and blue products, I was blown away by how much choice there was in the Bella Blvd collections. Who could go past the gorgeous star buttons and flags as the perfect finishing touches. I love this Australia Day layout – it is just so fun, bright and funky.
Midterm: Physics; Winter Wonder: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Mr Boy: Icons Chipboard; Sophisticates: Calendars; Simply Simona Chipboard Numbers: White; Flags: Patriotic; Button market: Stars
"Patriotic", by Nancy Damiano.
I love how versatile Bella's patterned paper lines are. In this page I combined the Mr. Boy and Make the Team lines to create this Fourth of July page. I used the traditional red, white and blue color palette with just a tiny bit of yellow for a pop of color. The 3D stars were cut with the Silhouette and add to the theme of the page. Bits of chipboard and washi finish off this bold design.
Making the Team: Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Sticker; Mr. Boy: Dinomite, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Tail Waggers & Cat Naps: Icons Chipboard; Family Dynamix: Quadrants; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: McIntosh; Flag: Patriotic; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Buttons: Stars; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron, Red Dot
“Happy 4th of July” card, by Gail Hoecker.
If you look closely, you'll see the base of the card is a tone-on-tone embossed paper which I made. I used the Mr. Boy Stars stamp and embossed them with Versamark and white embossing powder on white cardstock. A fun, easy technique to use with your stamps.
Family Dynamix: The Littlest Things; Sophisticates: Surf & Turf, Quattrofina Peep & Saffron; Sunshine & Happiness: Miniatures; Flags: Patriotic; Stamps: Mr. Boy.
“Happy Independence Day” card, by Gail Hoecker.
I keep threatening (myself) to get out my floss and stitch, and I finally did it! I outlined the stars with the stitching and popped the smaller of the two up on the card. I used the Sophisticates Petite Pieces for the "Independence." I love those pieces, they can be used for journaling, embellishments or just cut the word out and use it in a title, so versatile!
Sophisticates: Essentials Peep & McIntosh, Surf & Turf, Petite Pieces, Pink-Red High Five Alphabets, Family Miniatures; Mr. Boy: Dinomite; Button Market: Stars