Hey everyone! I've got 3 cards to share with you guys today (seems to be a trend with me lately - posting three cards at a time LOL) - these ones I made for the Gallery Idol contest over at Paper Crafts Connection.
I've wanted to try out for this contest for years now - and every time I either missed the boat, didn't have the creative energy, or didn't think my cards were good enough (I've always got excuses). I don't have the greatest luck with contests but it doesn't kill a person to give it a shot! It's better to try and fail than to not try at all - something I need to work on :).
So when I saw their post and it said the first challenge was to come up with creative ways to use washi tape I sat down and ended up making all 3 of these cards back to back:
I covered some white card stock with washi tape then die cut it with my MFT Star STAX Die-namics.
I'm using Doodlebug's Assorted Washi Tape tube for all of these cards - so then I used some of their textured card stock and doodle twine too - love the bright colors!
For the sentiments I'm using my Great Birthday Greetings stamp set.
And even though the insides aren't part of the contest I still had to finish them *wink*.
This first one also fits perfectly with SimonSaysStamp's Die Crazy challenge.
For my second card I had the idea to create birthday candles - this washi tape is the perfect width and with the diagonal stripes I thought they'd make perfect little candles.
I just tore the different tapes unevenly and then applied them at different heights to the card stock.
I used a black pen to draw in the "wicks" and then for the actual flames I just free-hand cut some yellow card stock, then colored in the centers with a Copic marker (YR04).
The sentiment is another one from my Great Birthday Greetings set - it was part of the inspiration for this card as well - I was looking at it and the wheels started to turn LOL!
Now for my third card - this time I wanted to make something definitely masculine:
I only used 2 washi tapes - the grey and the white, and overlapped them with strips of Doodlebug Beetle Black and Slate Grey card stock, then stamped another sentiment from my Great Birthday Greetings set and added a few Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots.
And the inside:
So those are my three submissions into the contest! The open auditions end tomorrow so I'll know soon whether or not I make it to the next round. There are so many fabulous submissions already (you can see them all HERE) that we'll see if I get through!