this is the last weekend to work on thank you cards for the open auditions for gallery idol 2010. the first thought i had when i found out the open audition card had to be a thank you card was i wanted to make a card that said thanks for hanging in there and i wanted a little monkey on it.
so i sat down today and tried to get that thought out of my head and onto a card and have it not look terrible. usually when i start on a card i've at least picked out what products i want on the card. or i just work till it comes together. but with this card i kind of knew where i wanted the end to be, but i had no idea how to get there. which basically means i kept trying things messing it up and starting over.
i started with a zoo animal stamp set by recollections and stamped the vine on kraft cardstock, and then stamped again on green cardstock for the leaves (which i ended up not using at all).
the papers are kraft cardstock, lime green cardstock, and recollections monkeying around designer paper.
initially i was going to use the little monkey from the stamp set, then i remembered i had a monkey dimensional sticker with cute little google-y eyes. and i changed my mind.
the sentiment was the hardest part to figure out. i knew i didn't have a stamp that said what i wanted. and i'd thought about basic grey's chipboard letters but they were too big. i thought about my cricket, but i don't have the expression so the smallest letters are 1 inch-too big for a card. then it clicked-LETTER STICKERS. haven't used those in so long. i pulled out my stickers, and found some teeny tiny making memories alpha stickers in chocolate brown. perfect!
i used my craft knife to put the stickers on the card because they were so small. scrap tip- staggering alpha stickers makes it less obvious if they're crocked, because it looks like it was done on purpose.
i decided i wanted my monkey to have bananas, so i pulled out my doodlebug jungle stickers, and saw the cute little sticker leaves. and then i went back and pulled up the little stamped leaves and replaced them with sticker leaves.
i tied ribbon around the bottom of cardstock papers, and added recollections pop dots to finish off the card.
here are two more cards i made for the gallery idol open audition.
thanks for looking
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