Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Have a Wicked Birthday

The Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Top 20 was announced yesterday. I'm not one of them, but happily, one of my very best blogging friends IS! Chris made an amazing card, and she is IN the Top 20! Congratulations Chris! I am so excited for you, and I will be cheering you on during the next round! Below is the card that I submitted for the Gallery Idol contest.

The call was for birthday cards, so I made an extreme birthday card! I really wanted to use some Basic Grey Obscure, and this is what I came up with! I did a ton of sewing on the card, and I kept switching the stitches. I love the way that looks! I used a funky fiber and bunched that up and sewed over it. I also used a couple of die cuts from the Obscure kit, I ink distressed everything, and I added the evil rhinestone eyes to the skull. The skull is also popped up from the card. I added a black brad trio, and smashed the brads with my Tim Holtz texture hammer. The sentiment is distressed tiny Making Memories alpha stickers.

Here is a close up of the skull. Pretty wicked! You can click on both photos to see them larger.

I hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!


Lauren said...

Super cool card Carol. Love the skull - it's so wicked. :)

wendy said...

Wow, you did a great job and there is so much detailing. The stitching is so cute...something I just can not do...so jealous your's is great!!

Congrats to Chris!!!

Chris said...

i love this card so much! it should have made it!! it's a perfect teen card! thanks for your wishes, i am most excited! >"<

Risa said...

Hi Carol!
I love the extreme look of your birthday card! The skeleton skull is very cool and I love all the sewing!

Catherine said...

I think your card ROCKS! Great use of the Obscure DPs! And I love the bling on the skull's eyes!

Liz :) said...

Love it! My girls would love this!