Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cheers To The Red, White, & Blue

Stamps: Student Tilda; sentiments are retired SU!
Paper:
Various DP's...Paper Pizazz and SU!;

Ink:
Memento Black; Creamy Caramel; Real Red; Copics

Other:
Flowers, Daisies #2 Bigz die from SU!; Rhinestones; Red Rhinestone Brad; Nesties; stickles

Card Measures 6" square


Hello! Happy Thursday! I hope that you have been enjoying your week! I have not been posting much as I have been working on some projects that I cannot share yet....Some will be shared in the few days for Hanna Stamps Sneak peeks and some will have to wait until after CHA. :)

I love the color combination of Red, White and Blue! It always feels so celebratory! I hope that whether you are celebrating the 4th of July or not that you will join in on this challenge. I made this card a Birthday card. Just to show you that it need not be an American Holiday card exclusively. I used the Student Tilda stamp that I got from Magnolia-licious. I have to admit that this stamp stumped me a little. Student Tilda? wearing a cap and drinking champagne?! To me she kind of looked like she belonged on a yacht. LOL! I know that the Swedish and Finnish readers of this blog must think I am an idiot...but I never knew that swedish students wore these caps. And I certainly didn't understand what champagne and students had to do with one another! In the USA we are actively working against young people drinking alcohol. LOL! So before I started typing this post I Googled away trying to figure out this Student Tilda. I love Google! So apparently students where these hats. I don't know if they actually wear them every day of the school year...or just to celebrate. And I don't know if all ages wear them or just the graduating class or older classes. The champagne is significant because traditionally the graduating class starts out their last day with a champagne breakfast. Nice! I got some soggy pancakes and OJ from my school! LOL! Anyhoooo, I thought that she'd be cute in Red, White and Blue. With that glass of champagne she is definitely celebrating something! A party girl! LOL!

For the card I decided to use this weeks sketch from the Friday Sketchers Blog. I took a little creative liberty and replaced the bottom left flower with the CHEERS. I really wish I had some star punches or dies...but since I don't I used my new daisy die that I got and tried to make a fun little firework flower thingy up there in the right. What do you think? This card just didn't call out for realistic flowers to me. To soften the harshness of the white I added caramel ink to where ever there was white. Including Tilda's cap and socks. I also added just a little Star Dust stickles to her champagne glass. Gotta add some sparkle to her bubbly! Oh and the blue collar of her dress is paper pieced. I had to stamp it about 10 times on the star paper to get the stars on there in an acceptable way. That is what makes clear stamps so nice...you can see exactly where you want to stamp. Not so easy with the rubber.

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to check out what I have made and this week's 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge!

Have a Spectacular Thursday!

38 comments:

Moni said...

As always so gogroeus card, love the sitting Tilda and colours are fab! Love the papers you have used! hugs, moni

cabio's craft corner said...

This is a stunning card. Love this Student Tilda image. The colors are just so wonderful. Fits very well to celebrate!
Hugs,
Cabio

Candy said...

Hi Kerry!
Wow this card is fabulous!! What wonderful papers you had to use for it. I love all that you have done. The addition of all the crystals and sparkles make it a celebratory card for sure. Love your collar - it was worth all of the stamping to get it 'just right'!!
Big Hugs, Candy

Nancy said...

Great 4th of July card! This card really turned out cute. Love all the details and the design paper is perfect.

Susie Sugar said...

Breathtaking Kerry
its beautiful darling
Hugs Susie xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Absolutely stunning card, so beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at FS.
Carole

Pam S. said...

I'd wondered about the hat too...
love your coloring and the collar is awesome! Just noticed her eyebrows...gonna have to go look and see if she has those or if you added them! I like her w/eyebrows!!! lol
Pam Going Postal

Anonymous said...

You're coloring is just gorgeous! I love how you put this card together. Angela

Barb Hardeman said...

Kerry you've made her sparkle just like her glass of bubbly! A stunning card in every respect...

Sharon Caudle said...

Awesome card Kerry! Love the papers you used and the layout is fabulous! That little Tilda had me stumped too, and I think you used her perfectly. She looks awesome and your coloring is spectacular as always!
hugs
Sharon

Lisa T said...

Wow! Great card!

Danni said...

I {heart} this!! Wow, simply a gorgeous card!

Christina C. said...

Kerry, your 4th of July card leaves me speechless!!!!! It is soooo gorgeous!!!!!!!! Love everything about it. Hugs, Christina

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my she is just charming!!! You've done a fantastic job with the coloring, the papers and all the fun little details.

Maria Matter said...

This is fabulous!
I missed the deadline last week, but wanted to honor the "Elena" challenge so I made the card last night. And it just happens to be red/white and blue! So here it is...
... Joyful Stamper: Squigglefly BLOG HOP & my Give-a-way
Thanks so much!
blessings, Maria

Tracey said...

This is an incredible card Kerry! I love it!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Kerry, this is wonderful!!! Wonderful coloring and details!!! Fabulous patriotic card!!!

Jacque said...

Kerry, this card is completely GORGEOUS in every way...love the papers...your details are magnificent...toooooo cute....HUgs..Jacque

Sheri said...

YIKES! Kerry..this is such a stunner! I am totally in love!AMAZING!!!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh my word this is so cute!! I never thought of red, white and blue with this Tilda, but you sure rocked this design Kerry!!
--Hugs Becca

Norma said...

Kerry, gorgeous card. wonderful layout and the inside beautifully decorated. Love it.

Hugs.
Norma

PaperAddictJenn said...

Great card. I love learning new things, so thanks for sharing what you learned about Student Tilda. I was kinda wondering if you put the wrong name in the beginning list of supplies until I read the details.

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute is that! Beautiful coloring, great layout!

Ila said...

OMGosh!!..It doesn't get any Cuter than this..the way you used and colored this Tilda is Amazing!!...and I love how you used this sketch!!...Hugs, Ila

Tami said...

Absolutely adorable! Love all the different patterns you've used and I love that Tilda!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! I really love the layout and papers!
And thank you so much for sharing a story about students! I really enjoyed reading it!

Shona said...

This is awesome! You did a fabulous job coloring the image. Love the papers and the way you layered them.

Connie said...

So pretty...love your coloring as usual. I was tempted to get out my Daisies #2 die, too!

Kristen said...

LOVE, LOVE, this card. You worked that Tilda in perfectly. Seriously stunning. A pure inspiration!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous card..you did a fabulous job! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

Well then "Ditto" on what I said about this card yesterday. (LOL!)

Lisa said...

Us cheaters have to stick together! I cheated, too! Great card!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Adorable card--love the layout. Very interesting about the cap and champagne--learn something new everyday!

Margaret R said...

Your card is stunning! I love the layout, coloring, everything!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is truly delightful Kerry! What a terrific design and your coloring is absolutely sensational! (I'm typing as fast as I can before Internet Explorer knocks me off your blog again...lol!) We'll talk soon! I'd still love to get together at some point this summer! :D

Rachel Hope said...

So Sweet!!! Love the paper and layout!!!

Pam said...
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Pam said...

WOW! What a fantastic card! I love the layout. The coloring is perfect! You sure can use those copic's girl. The inside is as great as the outside!

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