Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Fly-By Thanks...


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My third Thank You card of the week is another I made for the Gallery Idol 2010 card competition, sponsored by PaperCrafts Magazine. I was hesitant to enter, as the competition is really fierce, but I do love a good challenge and as the theme was "thank you cards," I just couldn't resist. I'll be entering four cards in total, and if you missed the first two, you can view them here and here. The last of my cards (and my own personal favorite) will be up this Friday, which is also the day they announce the Top 20 Finalists. I'll be keeping my fingers (and toes!) crossed that I might have the honor of advancing!
For this card, I did a bit of paper-piecing. First I started with this cute bi-plane image and stamped it directly on my Bashful Blue card base before stamping again on Riding Hood Red and Basic Gray. After carefully cutting out the separate pieces, I glued them on to the base and added some glitter pen highlights to the propeller. For the cute little banner, I created a custom sentiment and popped it out just a bit behind the plane. Wanting to keep things simple, yet wanting to give the card a little something extra, I pierced holes to create a cloud and hand-stitched the outline. Finally, I added a pretty matching ribbon and adhered the entire base to a large square scallop die cut element.
BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink Fly Away and Simple Alphabet Stamps; Stampin' Up Basic Gray and Riding Hood Red Classic Dye Ink; SU Riding Hood Red and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers; SU Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, and Whisper White Card Stock; Riding Hood Red/Very Vanilla Tafetta Ribbon; Hero Arts Gemstones; Foam Dimensional Square (generic) HAPPY BEANS: SU Sizzix Large Square Scallop Bigz Clear Die; White Thread and Sewing Needle

10 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

This is reeeaaalllyyy ADORABLE!!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Super cute! LOVE the stitched cloud! :)

Ellen said...

I don't usually leave comments, but that card made me happy!

Patti MacLeith said...

My favorite parts of your card are the stitched clouds and the way you put the square on top of the die! I never thought of using the die like that. Fantastic! Good luck!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So cute! Love the stitching for the cloud.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome... you have inspired me to try my had a boy cards... this would be perfect for my great nephew!!! Hugs,

Cards by Gina said...

You always amaze me! What a wonderful, playful card! I love it!

kksb said...

Good luck! Your card is adorable.

Mary Fish said...

Whoa . . . your mojo is in high gear. What fabulous projects you are putting together! Love the sparkle on the propellers and the paper piecing is wonderful. The stitched cloud is to die for! Hugs, Mary

Anne Eicher said...

Regina... your cards are absolutely awesome! I'm so proud to be a Pal with you! :) I love LOVE your stitched cloud! I bought this set too... couldn't resist. I haven't made any cards yet with mine though...