Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Beauty of Freedom



I have a LOT to say in this post about my card but I just want you to appreciate the blood sweat and tears that went into making this card! **wink wink**

Melody and Megan are hostessing the MFT Guest DT Challenge and with Canada Day and America's Independence this month we were to use Red/White/Blue/Kraft... something Americana-ey...

SO... I chose Amanda Baird's "Dance The Night Away" image from MFT. I dont know what it is but I LOVE this stamp... she's SO free and having FUN....
Pure Poppy, White and SU Blue were used as my ruffles after having run them through with the Jumbo Scallop Die. I punched an itty bitty star out of white and stuck it on the blue scallops. Each scallop was staggerd. I used MFT red dottie ribbon, MFT Red gingham ruffled ribbon, and some black twine to top of the bandstand. I added a button from the Summer Collection (MFT) and mounted a tag from Clearly Sentimental about Emerson, "Hitch your Wagon to a Star" is what it says.

Now before mounting the bandstand to the Card base I took my stampendous Firework stamps, and stamped them in TH Embossing ink, clear powder and heat embossed. I then took tumbled glass, stormy sky and chipped sapphire Distress inks over the top to give it that smokey night sky. Each firework has a clear Bling Adornment (MFT) in the center ( I gotta have my bling).

My Image was colored with Copics, I even went back to the HTDT episode for correct skin coloring tutorials ;) Her gloves and shoes have a layer of Clear Glitter Pen to give them some JAZZ...
I decided to cut her half out, KIND OF like out of the box stamping (IMO) and then mounted the rest of her onto pure poppy and SU Blue CS.

Double Jody pop dots on the top half of her box and a single layer on the bottom to make her even with all that paper and ribbon under her.

Thanks for reading ALL of my blah blah blah and WISH ME LUCK!!!!

Remember to Hug a Vet!!!!!! <3

11 comments:

StampOwl said...

OMG this is awesome KJ ... love it. Happy 4th July to you :)

Megan said...

Your shading is absolutely stunning. You're going to have to teach classes now!

Liz Williams said...

Love your cool ribbons and all the scallops on the bottom. Thought this was worth two comments, so I left one over at SCS too.

Tammy Miller said...

what a great card KJ I love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

HOLY CARPPPPP!!! Girl, this is AWESOME!! I mean WOW!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

AMAZING KJ!!!!

texasjodylynn said...

That is REALLY beautiful!

Kerry J. said...

I know I already commented on this, but it bears repeating! This is drop dead gorgeous! Seriously - you brought it!! I love everything about this! Way to go girlfriend - happy 4th to you and yours!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh, Kelli, this is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Hugs to you my sweet friend!

Jennifer Roach said...

This is AMAZING!! Good luck with the DT contest....when I saw your entry I decided to skip trying this month ;)

g said...

i was on vacay & missed the big announcement- but i am THRILLED for you! YAY YAY YAY! this card is STUNNING- i LOVE everything- what amazing work- you can see all the love in it- spectacular design and i love how she's cut out & the stars & scallops and gorgeous inked sky-just incredible! of course it's a winner!!!! {{GIANT HUGS}}