Friday, February 15, 2013

Stars and Stripes!

Our topic for the challenge at Sweet Stampin' is Stars and Stripes. Our sponsor, Stamp Fairy provided this adorable image. I colored her dress with copics and then used a gel pen to texture her dress. I credit this idea to my friend, Julie P. who does this on many of her cards. I pieced her entire dress. I applied Stickles to the small stars around the image and her headband. I added 3 Kaiser dark blue pearls. I attached a US flag metal charm to the bow since this is for Abi of Sweet Stampin' who is visiting the USA right now! The buttons in the corner are from my stash. The paper is from Hobby Lobby.

I colored the large star balloon dark blue and then cut out a star from the background paper and glued it in the center. Then I used Glossy Accents and covered the entire star balloon. I used an EK punch for around the border of the striped paper. My flowers are from a combination of my stash, Wild Orchid Crafts and  Stamping Scrapping. I applied a little glitter to the petals of the flowers.

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                                                                  Hugs, Gail

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  1. Just lovely Gail, I love her spotted dress, wonderful take on the stars and stripes theme, Nicely done my friend
    Hugs Julie P

  2. This is lovely Gail. I wanted to pop over here when I saw your card to say thank you for showcasing our image so beautifully. I love how you've done her dress.

  3. I love this Gail. The colours you have used look fabulous and that paper piecing is perfect. hugs x

  4. How cute is this! You've done a grand job colouring this Gail and I really like the colour scheme you have used.

  5. Adorable Gail !!! Love the paper piecing & those wonderful papers you've used. That little headband is just the cutest ever.
    Hugs, Janie

  6. She is fab Gail! Gorgeous card.

    Susan x

  7. I love your colour choice here, Gail - the blue and brown look fabulous together. Have a lovely weekend! Tracey x

  8. This is a great example of a patriotic card and I'm sure Abi will be tickled to have it and even possibly add it to her scrapbook of her travels!! Great paper piecing -- perfect match to the rest of the designs used. You just think of everything in your coordination and pick the perfect embellishments to complement your theme!!

  9. gorgeous card Gail and great colour combo as well
    big hugs
    Doreen xx

  10. Love this card Gail...fab layout and gorgeous colours. Wedgie xxx

  11. What a beautiful card. Nice colouring and details.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  12. Fabulous card Gail - this looks brilliant hun! :)



  13. This is gorgeous, Gail. Super design, fabulous colours, cute image- it has it all!
    Once again, thanks so very much for the blog candy!

  14. Nicely done! Love your color scheme, it is perfect!

  15. Adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at BunnyZoe.
    Hugs Tracy x

  16. This card is adorable!! makes me smile and just perfect for the challenge theme!!