Here is my week 2 card for Torendi's design team competition, American Idol style. That means voting, and that means I need to ask you for votes again! The poll is on the upper right hand corner of the Torendi blog. I would love your vote again. It would mean the world to me! I am just so excited about this new store! So please help me continue to stay on the fabby island!! :)
The idea for this card was "fireflies in love". I can't help but sing "Strangers in the Night" every time I see the card! These cute little bugs are from Cosmo Cricket. I added stickles to them to make them into sparkly fireflies!
The hill was created from Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper. I backed it with some cream card stock so that I could stamp this wonderful sentiment from Ali Edwards. Don't you just love it? It always makes me happy because it reminds me of my life with my hubby, Mike. Awwwww :).
This amazing tree is a rub-on from EAD Designs. This is not your ordinary rub-on, folks! It's vinyl! It has this amazing shine to it and it just looks amazing in person. I am so in love with the set I got in my "Joy" Torendi Kit. I added stickles to the little holes in the tree to simulate other little fireflies having adventures of their own!
The background "sky" was created with a stickles/liquid pearls wash. I put some liquid pearls and some stickles on my Ranger craft mat. I added just a little bit of water and brushed on the "paint" with a foam brush. This helped create streaks in the sky to simulate the clouds and the pearlescence and twinkle of the stickles and liquid pearls reminds me of right at the end of dusk before it gets completely dark. It is such a beautiful time of day! This card may also be the biggest card I've ever made. It's 6x6! Let me tell you, it is hard to photograph a 6x6 card!
Once again, thank you so much for your votes last week, and, if you are so inclined and love fireflies and whimsy as much as I do, I would greatly appreciate your vote again this week! Thank you so much for all the support! It means the world to me!
Card stock: American Crafts - "Joy" Torendi Kit; Papertrey Ink (enchanted evening); Neenah Paper Classic Linen (natural white)
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (earth love 6x6 pad) - "Joy" Torendi KitStamps: Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday (loving words)Ink: Colorbox (chestnut roan)
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