Saturday, June 5, 2010

that high pitched noise you hear...

...is me squeeeeeeeeeeaking in under the 2sketches4you deadline on laura's rather awesome sketch 53:


my card is a VERY loosey-goosey version of the sketch...even for me! what can i tell you? inside my head, the "DAD" letters looked a lot more centered. and there wasn't a bird until quite late in the game. but you know these things take on a life of their own and sometimes you just have to go with it, right?!

(patterned paper: stemma, we r memory keepers; bird digi element (printed on vintage sheet music): gina cunningham, tyggereye art; plastic letters: heidi swapp; woodgrain tape: tapeswell; leafy ribbon: may arts; rub-on notes: maya road; label: dymo; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monor runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)


i must say i really like how this came out: i covered some very old ghost letters with my new favorite supply--decorative packing tape; the bird is a silhouette i cut using gina's "feathered friends" kit; and the black leaves on the background paper are spot laminated so that they have quite a bit of shine, irl.

more importantly, lovely husband jeff really likes how this came out...which is nice since it is his dad's father's day card! and now i think my work here is through! ♥


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eta sunday morning: many thanks to leslie for the head's up that i made FAB FIVE and many thanks to 2S4Y!!! how especially cool to get in there with a "guy card"--by far the most challenging category for me! ♥♥♥

14 comments:

  1. Tres cool. Love the woodgrain tape! I really gotta get me some of that stuff. I haven't heard of that manufacturer yet...i'll have to check it out :)

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  2. Love those packing tape letters ... and I see you managed to sneak in some of that cool leaf ribbon too.

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  3. wow! fantastic take on the sketch!! really cool card! love it!

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  4. Stunning work!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  5. loosey goosey...lol...I love this...excellent job on everything! tape on the ghost letters...you're a genius...haven't made the tape plunge, yet...

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  6. Super nice card! Glad you squeaked in! I know how you feel. I do this quite often, time does get away. Wonderful job! Glad you posted!

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  7. Bravo~!!! I LOVE this card. TOTALY cotw no way no how is it not. Seriously. This is amazing. great idea about the little finch! Thanks for the shout out too. :) You are so good to me. Hope you had a great weekend.

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  8. Fantastic... Love the coloursheme and the packingtape is genious, but then againg you're the most creative person ever. Big Hug.

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  9. So fun! I love how your brain works, but no - I don't need you to 'splain it. ;)

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  10. PS: SQUEEEEE! You made the Fab 5! Congrats!

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  11. Woot Woot fab 5!! Awesome! You totally deserve it this card is amazing!!

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  12. Love it! The bird is a gorgeous touch, especially with the sheet music.

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  13. Congrats on the Fab Five girlie! This IS completely awesome, though, so it's only fitting!

    I am completely jealous BTW that you found woodgrain(!!!) packing tape, and WAY impressed by the genius use you discovered for it!

    (-: Heidi

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