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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stars and Stripes Hanna

Hello! The week is half way over and I am starting to get excited about my trip this weekend! I can't wait to head out on Friday. I will be traveling back to Indiana and Papertrix to attend Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes in Coloring Pencil techniques. It is funny, when I travel, I end up throwing clothes in a duffle bag right before going out the door, but for this class and the Copic class I took last month, I had my craft bag packed a week a head of time! Karen Lockhart is teaching the classes and I have been checking out her website and am excited to learn some of her techniques. Hopefully, I will come back with tons of ideas to show you. 

I made this card for the challenge in the Hanna Stamps forum which was to use stars and stripes on your card. I started with this image from the Patriotic Mini set and the stars from a CTMH mini set. I stamped the stars using CTMH Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry and Moonstruck inks and then cut out each one. I added them to my card using foam dots of two different thicknesses, some are on very thin dots and are just slightly above the paper and some stand out a little more. I wanted the flag to stand out too so after coloring the image, I cut it out and glued Hanna flat to the white panel but used another thin foam dot under just the flag. Stamp is Hanna Stamps, paper is DCWV, image is colored with Copic markers, ribbon is Offray, image is colored with Copic and Prisma markers.

21 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gina, I think you aced the challenge! What a wonderful patriotic card. Perfect coloring of your image!

Have a super wonderful time this weekend! I am a big fan of the super talented Karen Lockhart. I wish I were attending the classes!

Jackie said...

This is a fab card! love the patriotic theme and the cute image...tfs!!!

Stephanie said...

Gina - love the stars along the border! Have a fun & safe trip - can't wait to see what you learn :)

Anne said...

clever use of the pop dots! Have a great class!

peggysue said...

Wow, Karen Lockhart? That sounds like a great class. Have fun. I like the star border too, great idea.

Michelle said...

gina this is a fantastic card in every way possible! TFS!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Wonderful patriotic card! Love that set. I've taken one of Karen's classes before and she is a FABULOUS teacher. You're going to have such a blast!!! Have fun!

tmcc4 said...

How great!!! totally patriotic!!! Awesome!!! TFS!!
Mandy

Vicki said...

Awesome job! Great detail! I envy you your class. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Blessings to you!

Crafty Creations said...

Great 4th card!!! I love the stars down the side. Can you say JEALOUS!!?? I want to take the class you are going too!! Have fun!!!

Leslie said...

Awesome patriotic card! great job!

Lynn said...

Love this star-spangled patriotic beauty!! What a wonderful card!!

Sara said...

Awesome card, and have a great trip!

Martha said...

very cute.

Scrubbysue said...

What a fun card gina! and just in time for the fourth!

CoveredInCrafts said...

Great card!

katiesniche said...

You are just having way too much fun at those classes ;) I hope you enjoyed this one as well. Come back and share some of your pencil techniques with us.
I really like this card, the DP is perfect.

Cr8ive ME said...

fab card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

DaDoodleDiva said...

This is awesome!

Susan Raihala said...

This card makes me proud to be an American! Love it!

The Mama Monkey said...

Love the stars down the side!