Friday, July 8, 2011

Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge

Happy Friday dear friends!! I have to say that I am on cloud nine today!!! Whoooo hooooo!!! The news is out and I am a Top 20 Finalist in the Gallery Idol Competition!!!!  I still have to pinch myself to make sure that I'm not dreaming.  What an honor and I do have to say that it doesn't matter what happens from here on out, I am just so amazed and thankful to have made the first cut.   I just hope that I can step up to the next level of the challenge!  I'm going to give my all and we'll see what happens!!

While I contemplate DIY embellishments, I want to post a card I made for the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge.  I have some new stamps by one of my favorite stamp artists, Melissa Bickford, and I wanted to make a fun little card using them!

Here's the challenge:
Create a card in which stamping is the predominant element.

Here's my take on the challenge:

I used Papertrey Ink's Sweet Baby Stamps by Melissa Bickford.  I just love the sweet little giraffe image!!!  It's perfect for a baby card and I'm even seeing a first birthday card in the future! I wanted to change things up a bit and use a fun color combination!! I stamped the giraffe image in Fresh Snow ink onto Lemon Tart Cardstock and then I inked the edges very heavily since it is very subtle on the yellow cardstock.  The sentiment is from the same set with the addition of "welcome" from Night, Night Moon. I also used Night, Night Moon to stamp the background behind the giraffe. I just love mixing and matching stamp sets and it is so easy to do with PTI stamps!!
I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto the background layer first and again onto a piece of computer paper.  I cut out the stamped image from the computer paper and used it to mask the sentiment while I stamped the background image with Versamark Ink onto the card.  I love the subtle image the Versamark Ink creates!

PTI Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sweet Baby; Night, Night Moon; Background Basics: Hearts
Dies:  Sweet Baby, Heart Prints and Banner Borders
Cardstock:  Rustic Cream, Kraft, Aqua Mist, and Lemon Tart
Button Twine
Other Supplies:
Bazzill Pink Cardstock and Flowers from my stash

I hope you all join in the fun and take part in this challenge!!
Stamping is the best form of relaxation that I know!!!
Have a wonderful day!


Jessica Wekenman said...

Adorable card! I love the color combo! Congrats on you Gallery Idol Top 20 win! You are so deserving! Good Luck with the competition!

Laura O'Donnell said...

what a great baby card!

congrats on gallery idol, I love your work!

Monica K. said...

Gorgeous, Kristii! What an awesome baby card! The colors are gorgeous. Such a sweet card! :)

And congrats on being a Gallery Idol finalist!! So very well deserved!

Sharon D said...

Congrats on Gallery Idol! Very well deserved!

Belinda said...

Super cute card! Congrats on being in the top 20! :) Can't wait to see what you're going to do for the next round -- I'm just glad I can't do it this year cos you and the rest of the top 20 are so talented!

Melissa said...

I'm so happy for you, Kristii! Your entry card is so gorgeous, and I can't wait to see what you'll make for the next round!

Julie E said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was so happy to see your card among the top 20!!! Your work is fabulous and this is much deserved.
Sweet card today too :>)

vio~ said...

yeah Kristi I knew you would make it!!! :) didn't I tell you so? lol. You did it!

Stephanie said...

Kristii....First off........Congratulations!!! You do such amazing work and definitely earned that spot! Good luck in the next round, too.

As for your card......Too cute! Love the twine on the giraffe. Very sweet card.

Sue Ann said...

Of course they choose you ....... that card you submitted was AMAZING, just like this one. I love the colors on this card, they are so bright and feel good!!! Fantastic layout and I do love that sweet Giraffe too!!!

~amy~ said...

You know I love your style and a big congrats on making the Gallery Idol top 20!!!

Lori said...

so happy for you Kristii!! I am not surprised they chose you in the least. You do beautiful work.

Diane Jaquay said...

Congratulations Kristii! You do such beautiful work; wishing you the best with the competition!

Cath said...

Hey Kristii! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)