Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue!

It's PaperTrey Blog Hop night! Yay!! Tonight the theme is "Summertime". One of the highest spots of our summer is the week of the 4th of July.  Our little town goes all out... parade, carnival, fireworks, fireworks and more fireworks.  People come from miles around for the parade.  People line the streets for blocks and blocks.  Children come prepared with brown bags to carry all their candy home... Ok.  So maybe I do too!  Flags are everywhere... even in the flower boxes.  And everyone still stands when the Veterans present the Colors.  I'm getting a lump in my throat just thinking about it!!  Because of that, it's no wonder that my card uses the new Vintage Picnic set, complete with a 4th of July theme, and inspired by my flower box.

 
 I stamped my basket on a piece of K&Co red dp, added some shadows with my W5 and R59 Copics, and then filled in the little dots with my white gel pen.  The "filler" for the basket was stamped on Ivory cs and colored with Copics (R22, R29, R59, BG72, BG09, BG10, E37, E51, Y21, Y17, E31).  When I got everything colored, I decided to make some "fireworks".  I used the snowflake from the set, inked it in a color, then in VersaMark and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice ep.  It's so pretty and sparkly in person!  After cutting it out with Nestibilities and sponging it while it was still in the die, I matted it on a piece of red dp, then popped it up on my background which was stamped tone on tone with the flag and stars stamp.  A little bit of gold cord and TaDa - a clean and simple 4th of July card.  (If you click on the picture below you can see the "sparklies" better!)



Thanks for visiting!  Have fun on the hop!

Tricia

25 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful!!

Regan said...

what a fun card!! Love it

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card!!! tfs!!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty!

Melissa said...

Great job! I love your card!

Bethany Paull said...

I love the square card and you tip tilted center piece. So pretty!

raduse said...

Just way too cool. What a great July 4th card.

BethieJ said...

I LOVE this.. FANTASTIC coloring!!!
Have a GREAT night!

Jessica said...

Great card, and the parade sounds wonderful!

Joni Kix said...

Great inspiration! I love it!

Terri E. said...

Super fun 4th basket. Super job with the fun summer challenge. Thanks for the great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Julia Aston said...

Love this patriotic card! nice colors and cord trim!

Sue Pardue said...

Beautiful card!

peggysue said...

Cute little firework accents, very nice patriotic card, and I enjoyed reading about the local parade.

Kay said...

Oh, this is SO beautiful; I hope you don't mind if I CASE this!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Beautiful coloring. Also, love the polka dot basket.

Daniela said...

Wow, beautiful!

Debbie Olson said...

Hi, Tricia! You did a beautiful job! I love the Vintage Picnic set, and you certainly did it justice! I'm still using my planner. . . most of the time! ;-P

Deanna said...

Beautiful!

Kim said...

So pretty!

Allison Cope said...

Wonderful card Tricia! Great colouring of your image!

Randee E said...

Such a pretty card, love the way you colored it!

Heidi said...

Ver cute card!

Lisa H. said...

this is darling and so festive! tfs!

Anonymous said...

Just got caught up on your page, I loved this card and the more I see this set the more I want it:o)
Getting started on my planner! Have a great 4th, the parade sounds wonderful!
Cheryl