Monday, June 9, 2014

A Squiggly Hello Card

Hi there!  I'm happy to be sharing this card today- it's my entry in Round 4 of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine's Gallery Idol Contest!  I'm so excited to be part of the top 10 contestants!!

Our challenge this round is to use border stamps in a fun way.  Now, I have to say, I rarely use border stamps- in fact, I only have 2 full sized border stamps (part of regular sets) and a set of sentiments.  That's it!  Luckily they worked together quite well and I came up with this:

The loopy border stamp is from the Love a la Carte set by Newton's Nook Designs.  After creating a white card base, I stamped the loopy border in a chevron pattern down the card front using 6 different Stampin' Up! blue inks.  Once the card front was full, I pulled out a small paint brush and watercolored over each squiggly line with the same color ink.  I splattered a little Pacific Point ink over the card front and let it all dry.
Next, I created the top sentiment panel of the card.  I used the Avery Elle Custom Panel Dies to cut it into a v-shape.  I stamped the sentiment from the Handwritten Borders set by Simon Says Stamp using Pacific Point ink along the edge of the panel.
The ribbon, gold sequin trim, and gold striped vellum are from Stampin' Up!.  The sequins are by Teresa Collins Designs and I got the twine from SRM Stickers.   I love the mix of gold and blue, don't you?

This card was so fun to create!  I love how the watercoloring softens the stamped image and gives the card movement.  I can't wait to try out this technique again!

I'm so happy to be part of the Gallery Idol top 10- pop over to the contest page to check out the other entries and to vote for your favorite!!  Voting ends this Thursday at noon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Miriam Prantner said...

Love the watercoloring and how you did the looks so seamless!

Shelly said...

WOW! Gorgeous card! Love the stamping/watercolor!

Jennifer Jackson said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL! I'm so excited for you! I just went & voted - yours is truly my favorite! I really hope you make it to the next round!

Susan said...

Perfection! What a gorgeous card Tessa! Well done!
Fingers crossed for you!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful creature!! It is super-duper cute!!! I just love it. Good Luck!

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome card, Tessa, love all of the squiggles! Good luck!

Kristie Larsen said...

Hey Tessa! Sorry its taken me so long to get around to blogs, but I'm here now!!
I LOVE the blue and gold. Such a stunning combo. It really makes this card pop. LOVE all the dangling textures. It makes me want to touch it!
And the water-colour squiggles are fun! Well, just any squiggle is fun and you have made an entire card of them! Great card. LOVE what you did!

Stacey Schafer said...

LOVE this, Tessa! Those ribbon banners are amazing!!

Small Talk Mama said...

I'm so disappointed you didn't make the final five in Gallery Idol. You had a great run, and I think you are crazy creative.

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