Monday, June 14, 2010

When I Grow Up...(Gallery Idol Top 15)...


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After an anxious weekend of card-making, today is the first day of voting for Round 2 of Gallery Idol 2010! I still need to pinch myself to believe that I made it to the Top 15. Best of all, I've met some incredibly talented and sweet ladies whom I hope will become paper-crafting friends. I have to admit that when I saw this round's challenge theme: Masculine Garage, I freaked out just a teensy bit. Living in Manhattan, we don't have a car, let alone a garage to park it in! I wasn't even sure there would be a hardware store to go to. I managed to scavenge some things together, and I hope if you like my card you will vote by clicking the link below.

Gallery Idol 2010 Round 2 Vote: Click HERE

For my card, the only thing I was sure of was that I wanted to make a Father's Day card. The bond between my son and his daddy is one of the strongest and most special in the world. In fact, when my son was first born, he slept each night in the crook of my hubby's arm so that I could get some rest. My son's face lights up every time he sees his hardworking "Dadoo."
I began this card by gathering materials and creating the backdrop. I wanted every element on my card to be something found in a garage (with the exception of the card stock!) The backdrop incorporates, from top to bottom: sand paper, washers, wall patch screen, cork, and wire nails. My eyes were swimming by the time I finished gluing down the tiny wire nails, but I was pleased with the effect.
Next, I moved on to the main focal point of my card. I got the idea for the sentiment when I put two different sized nails next to one another. These I adhered to a square of wood, which I popped up over some chocolate card stock. To create the wire frame, I threaded and twisted some heavy gauge picture wire through four hex bolts and glued them down. I then printed the sentiment out and popped it out below.
I know it may well be too early to tell what exactly our son wants to be when he grows up, but if he turns out like my husband, I don't think it could make me happier.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my Gallery Idol submission for this round. If you'd like to vote, please click HERE. There are a lot of talented card makers in the Top 15, and you'll be wowed and amazed by each and every one. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I'll make it to the next round!
BEAN NOTES: Computer and Printer (font: Courier); Stampin' Up Sage Shadow Textured Card Stock; SU Chocolate Chip Card Stock; Bazzil Textured Card Stock; Papertrey Ink Kraft Card Stock; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: SU Woodcut Sheets; SU Cork Sheets; Heavy-duty Sand Paper;#8 Washers (generic); Heavy-gauge Picture Wire (generic); Wall Patch Screen (generic); 1/2"and 1" Wire Nails (generic); 6-32 Hex Nuts (generic)


17 comments:

Kryssi said...

hey regina, i have to say the concept of your card is genius!! the two nails are SOOOO cute!!

Nancy said...

You nailed this challenge.

I am so impressed with the entries for the Idol garage challenge and yours is one of the best, Regina. Congrats and good luck with the voting.

Janet K said...

Wow! I'll bet that's the heaviest card you've ever made. Very clever with the little nail and the big nail. Hope it wins!

Kara said...

This is sooo cute!! Great idea, perfectly executed!
Kara

Ann Schach said...

Adorable concept, Regina! I've done my voting! Can I say that I knew you when, once you win?

Mary Fish said...

Dare I say, "you nailed it!" What a cute concept . . . Hugs, M

Kathy Martin said...

Perfect Father's Day card! Love all that hardware! :)

Karen B. said...

Regina, this is a fantastic idea, and so very well executed. I love the textures created by all things garage-y. Great job and the very best of luck!

Pam~ said...

Regina, your card is incredible and unique. Love it! Good-luck! You've got my vote.

Nina Dee said...

Regina, This card is fabulous! I love the colors and textures! Awesome job! :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card totally rocks!!! I can see you sitting there making that border and enjoying every second. Your colors are awesome as is every detail. I am on my to vote for you!!! Hugs,

Allison said...

This card is absolutely amazing! You are too clever! I LOVE the row at the bottom!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Regina, I love your nail border. You're so creative!! One of this day I'll share my robot dance with you. LOL. Best of luck.

Belinda said...

Love your concept with the two nails!

Courtney K said...

such a cute sentiment. and omg - how long did it take to glue down all of those nail?!!

Melanie (Oops a Daisy Designs) said...

Regina - this father's day card is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Mike.funke said...

Absolutely adorable! What creativity!
Mike