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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hanna does the Faroe Islands

Good evening. I wanted to post earlier but I just did not get a chance. Today I received my hanna stamps order which I have been just waiting so impatiently to receive. I wanted to submit some cards for the flag challenge contest that Kristi is offering in the hanna stamps forum on Splitcoast. One of the stamps in the set is a pair of blank flags that you can put in Hanna's hand. Well, this was just the perfect stamp and challenge for me because for the last 9 months my family and I have hosted an exchange student from the Faroe Islands. The WHAT islands and where are they???? For all you inquiring minds out there, the Faroe Islands are a very small set of islands that are located between Iceland and Norway. They are for the most part under Danish rule. Now that I gave you your history/geography lesson for the day...on with the project. I figured that I could make this into a graduation card for her since she will be graduating in June with her class. I started by masking off the American flag that Hanna was holding with scotch tape and stamping my image. I then took my double flag stamp and stamped that image onto her hand. I figured that I could draw in one flag for the Faroe Islands on the left and draw in the American flag on the right so this would be a good representative for her. Hanna was colored in with a combination of prismacolor pencils and gamsol (for her dress), copic markers, SU markers, and a white gel pen. I then outlined her dress with a clear Spica glitter pen. The red layer I stamped the sparkler image using my essential glue pad onto the red and sprinkling on macro pearl-ex onto it for shimmer. The photo corner I made by punching out a square cutting it diagonally and snipping out the little section. I added some tiny rhinestones that I received from my secret sis- thanks Kris! I stamped my sentiment and punched out a circle and a scalloped circle. I added dots to the scallops with the white gel pen. I am quite happy with the way it turned out. It is really shimmery in person so I thought I would add some close up view pics for you to see also.

close up of the flags

stamps- Patriotic Hanna, Things Hanna would say, Papertrey borders-circles
CS- ballet blue, real red, GP white
ink- pallette noir
tools- SU scallop punch, CM circle punches, CM mini square punch, pearl ex, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, SU markers, copic markers, Signo white gel pen, Spica clear glitter pen
accessories- clear rhinestones, striped red grosgrain from pink hedgehog

Many blessing,


Kristi said...

OMG, I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You ROCK!!!!!!!

Janice M said...

AWESOME card Janette!! I'm sure she will LOVE it!