Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hang In There Hangers

Stretching myself outside of my comfort zone is a huge goal of mine for 2012.
I made a little challenge to myself this year to enter all of the bigger Paper Crafts Magazine contests...

Stamping Royalty: Check.

Next up: Gallery Idol.

I looked at each card that made it into Gallery Idol and wrote down what was cool about each card. They get a bizillion entries, after all...
I really thought about why it 'won'. Just to list a few:
Each card was CLEVER.

Each card was UNIQUE.
Each card STOOD OUT.
Each card was MEMORABLE.
Each card embraced the THEME.

Time to stop rambling and get to the card.
This years theme for open auditions is 'encouragement'.

I love creating 'punny' cards. They make me smile.
So, I dug through my stash to find something that did exactly what I wanted to accomplish.
I used Paper Smooches Hang Ups (here) for the hanger, heart, and the sentiment.
I stamped the hearts first, then masked that area and stamped the hangers.

I colored the hearts in with my Copics and then coated them in Glossy Accents.
Lastly, I misted for a little splatter/sprinkled ink effect.
Gosh, I am hooked on misting!
Hopefully this stands out to the Paper Crafts judges.
Either way, it was fun and I have a card I can't wait to send to a new crafty friend.
She can always use a little encouragement. :)

I'm also entering this card into the Spatter Technique Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Lalo said...

This really catches the eye. Those judges will just love it...I do anyways, then again I am a sucker from puns :)

Erica said...

I like punny cards, too, and this one is perfect! Good luck!

Jenny said...

Well this stood out in my eyes!!
What a cute way to illustrate the sentiment...very clever :0)
Good luck in the contest.
Jenny x

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Heather :)

Christina said...

Super sweet punny card! The misting adds the perfect finishing touch, and I love the glossy hearts. Good luck in the contest!

Linda Beeson said...

I like your spatter, I like the stamps you used.

Ruby said...

Oh I LOVE this! I really MUST do some splatter, it's fab!

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this card: the color, the simplicity, the stamps, sentiments. Now I need to get that stamp set!!! TFS!

Lalo said...

Hay Heather I just wanted to say thank you for the tips. I posted a link to your blog in my Gallery Idol post!

Renee V said...

Great job, I'm sure you'll be in the top 20 with this clever and beautiful creation!!