Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOS #181: Red Alert

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Red Alert, and we'd like you to use red as the primary color on your project.

Here's what I've made:

Granted, I have more white than red, but white isn't technically a color, so red is the primary color. :)

I followed the sketch from the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #8:

The red panel is Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red, and I need to get a whole pack of that stuff. It's a great red!  I cut the banner using the MFT Pierced Fishtail Banners, wrapped a piece of washi tape around it (I needed a horizontal element, plus it grounds the sentiment), and stamped the sentiment.

I wanted to make the circle element a heart, but the paper airplane looked better in a circle. I cut the red circle using my new Simon Says Stamped Stitched Circles dies. I didn't even bother cutting them apart, so I cut ALL the circles. Since I was still too lazy to cut the dies apart, I used a circle from my Lil' Inkers Stitched Mats: Circles die set to cut the white circle.

The airplane and sentiment are from the new Simon Says Stamp Quite The Pear set. I stamped it several times on white, and colored one of them with several greys, then about five layers of Wink of Stella. I cut out all the airplanes, glued them together, and stuck the colored one on top. I think the thickness and the glitter make it pop, and that's what I was going for.

For the vertical element down the red panel, I went with a piece of silver foil washi tape. I've found I need to really burnish that stuff to make it stick, but once it's stuck, it stays put. It also ties in with the grey, glittery paper airplane.

I tucked some foam tape under the right side of the circle to hold it up, then put the white panel onto a white base.

I really, really wanted to make the airplane teal, and I did color a teal one, but in the end I went with grey. I must. be. strong.  *bites nails*

So, how about you play along with us? If you're sick of making Christmas cards, why not start on Valentine's Day, hmmm?

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I've used: Recollections heart washi tape, and the following:


  1. Another wonderful design and I just love the layout! Might use that for the upcoming challenge. your CAS style always has such strong visual interest.
    Chana Malkah

  2. I can't wait to get those SSS stitched dies myself. This is a great card and since white isn't a color it really does have a lot of red in it.

  3. looooooooooooooooooove this in a big, biiiiig way! that airplane stamp just so totally rocks! ♥

  4. Lovely! I'm glad you resisted the urge to color the airplane teal on this card. I like the gray.

  5. Yep, I see the red when I look at this card. That's a great sketch/card design.

  6. Fantastic! Love your take on the sketch and that stamp set!!

  7. This is terrific with the grey! The teal would be fab too...I guess you're just gonna have to make another one :)

  8. I love everything about this great card! Those little heart accents are so cute, and those stitched dies are on my wish list already! Nice job!

  9. Ok, now I see yet MORE sss shtuff I NEED. This card is fabulous! I do like the grey airplane (but a pop of teal would look cool also!)


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