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Jul 2, 2009

3CT - Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

Hello! - Can you believe it's July already.  Where has this year gone...the weeks are just flying by.  In fact it's time once again for Kerry's 3CT Challenge and this week we celebrate, "Red, White and Blue!"  -  Now I had thought about doing a non-patriotic card but I just couldn't resist and so here is my tribute to the Red, White and Blue.                                      I've had this adorable Statue of Liberty (Eureka Stamps) forever and have never inked her up - I know, what a shame because she is a cutie patotie, isn't she?  -  I decided to paper piece her dress and used some fun paper from the Firecracker Paper collection by Sweetwater.  I loved all the lines and wavy lines in the paper.  Next up I colored my image with Prisma color pencils and blended with gamsol.  I stamped the Firecracker (also Eureka) and cut it out and highlighted it with a yellow Spica Glitter pen.  Then I died some hemp twine with Lipstick Red Fluid Chalk ink (Colorbox) and attatched it with a couple of small dabs of Crystal Effects.  I mounted my image on Night of Navy cs and added 3 punched stars in Real Red, Night of Navy and Brocade Blue.  
The sentiment is from Effie Glitzfingers - St. Louis Stamp Designs.  I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and embossed it with Cobalt Tapestry EP (PSX) on Real Red cs.  Then I added 3 blue star eyelets and wavy punched layers of Night of Navy and Brocade Blue and tied White Grosgrain ribbon around it.  
So for some more fabulous Red, White and Blue creations stop by Kerry's Blog (Click on the 3CT icon on my sidebar) and then visit all the DT members blogs and leave them some comment hugs.  Have a great day.


  1. This is sooo cute, Ida! That stamp is adorable and love how you did the firecracker! Great card!!

  2. What a wonderful stamp and great DP. I love how you pieced the dressed and tied it into the background. Love that effect! Love all the detail you added also with the stars and firecracker...Just a dang dandy card Girl!

  3. This looks so great with the paper piecing bringing it all together. That is such a cool technique. The whole card is so very nicely coordinated and put together!

  4. What fun paper to use as your paper piecing - she's too cute!

  5. Such an adorable image. Great layout and I love the piecing!

  6. Very cute card! The stamp is adorable! And the paper is so pretty! Love the paper piecing you did, Ida! And love this card!

  7. Way cute card, and that stamp is to die for cute. Great card.

  8. This is so lovely! I love the image!