Sunday, May 19, 2013

2013 Gallery Idol Cards

Hi all! I wanted to throw my hat in the ring for this year's Gallery Idol Contest! I thought the theme was a great one: Teen and Kid Birthday cards, and there is a limit of 3 this year (smart thinking if you ask me!) Even though it's been a crazy week with Ev graduating preschool, the boys first race of the season, and Sneaky Peek Week. I really felt this was important. Here's the cards I came up with for this! :)

This first one is probably my fave.... I made it with my oldest son in mind. He will be turning 13 this fall, I can hardly believe I'll have teenager! Anyway, he is a triathlete and cycling is his favorite part of the sport. He got a road bike for his birthday 3
years ago, and he's still majorly in LOVE with it! He was actually the reason I bought this bike wheel flair from Bossy Joscie. I printed the "have a wheelie great birthday" sentiment on white cardstock in navy ink (font is called "Cracked"). then using a negative frame left over from cutting with this oval die (PTI, it's a skateboard actually...) I taped that over my printed sentiment centering the sentiment in the frame. Then I was able to tape the die right inside that frame so it would cut exactly where I wanted! After it was cut I stamped the "Dude" stamp (Verve) over the top and grunged it up a bit with some Basic Gray ink. The banner was die cut from  some bike printed paper, and I punched a 1" hole in the top of it to frame out the Happy Birthday flair.

For this second one I had more of a teen girl in mind, though the colors aren't particularly girly, I just tend to think the "Omg" sentiment is! I used lots of TCP goodies on this one, some MME papers, and added a candle for fun. :)

The final one was the first one I made. And in the end, I ended up making two since I had the "leftovers" from the first one it was super simple, and I can ALWAYS use kid birthday cards! I used the Cricut Expression, the Cricut Craft Room software/app, and the cartridge called "Wrap It Up." The stamps are PTI. 

Well that's it for me today! Thanks for popping by paper & ICE. :)

hugs, Noelle


Lynn said...

Such clever cards Noelle! Way to rock your style for Gallery Idol!

Annette said...

awesome cards.. good luck

Katie Ann Brooks said...

So many cool cards! Love the controller and the one with the candle. Oh and in thepost below too!