Monday, May 28, 2012

You Rock! [LIM #69, Gallery Idol]

You ROCK Word Balloon Shaped Card

My talented friend, Julie, just won an essay contest on her genealogy research and is on her way to San Deigo as part of her prize. So Julie, YOU ROCK! So proud of you : )

Inspiration for this card comes from the current Less Is More challenge to make a shaped card. I made sure to give this one plenty of white space (which I found a little more challenging since there is not as much card to work with after cutting the shape out!)

Huge props to Mandi and Chrissie for stressing the importance of including more white space for these challenges. Very cool to get constructive comments like that! Much appreciated.

You ROCK Cartoon Shape Card

This one ... not so much white space, and a little "irregular" ... but that's OK. I like the larger, grungy font on this one. It's for the Gallery Idol Contest that ends today. What the heck. It's always fun to play along.

Lottery Balls Lucky You Card

Here's another one for the Gallery Idol Contest. Lottery Balls! A rather odd topic, but I wanted something a little quirky. I added some rough, generational, texture stamping around the sides of the balls to make them stand out from each other. And to make them look more like balls! The red "you" was too hard to read on the grey so it got another white "you" layered on top. Now the red is a shadow.

Cheer Up Mark Twain Numbers Card

Speaking of quirky, I've had this Mark Twain stamp forever and have never used it. I may have gotten it at a garage sale, or at Borders Books about a decade ago on massive clearance. Not something you look at and say, "I want that stamp!" But I felt sorry for it, appreciated it for its uniqueness, and thought it would go well with the "encouragement" theme for Gallery Idol. I don't know if Mark Twain actually had grey hair, but he does on my card.

Thanks for looking through all the cards!

Supplies Used:

You Rock
Love, Elsie Baseball Alphabet
Autum Leaves Alphabet
PTI Think Big Favorites 
PTI Wonderful Words Die

Lucky You
AC Paper
AC Texture Stamp
PTI Wonderful Words Die
PTI Banner Builders
Circle Punch

Mark Twain Cheer Up
Unknown Stamp
PTI By The Numbers Die
PTI Paper
Chalk Pencil


  1. Great cards. Your shaped cards are fun. Your friend will love either one I'm sure. A unique idea for a card.

  2. Love all your cards!

  3. Super cards Kelly!
    What a good idea to create a speech bubble!
    Your friend's prize sounds great!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  4. I loved your cards in the gallery! They were so clever and fun!! You rock!

  5. Fantastic cards and great for your entry--I rooting for you!

  6. Great Cards! love the speech fun!

  7. Such great cards Kelly! Love your clever, graphic, and fun style:)

  8. Very beautiful cards Kelly!
    The speech bubble card is a big idea!

    Greets from France ...Daen'Ys

  9. Brilliant card
    So effective
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  10. Your speech bubble card is BRILLIANT and would work so well for so many people I know who are into comic books and graphic novels - great idea! M x

  11. HI Kelly, such great cards and cool ideas. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia

  12. Hola Kelly, thank you for your comment, i'm glad to "see" you:D
    What clever and original shaped card, great idea!!!good job Kelly!
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca

  13. Super set of cards. Love the funky modern look. Your speech bubble is a super idea. x

  14. Great cards Kelly - super idea and how lucky is your friend?

  15. I love your giant speech bubble card, so bold and straight from the pages of a comic :0)
    The lottery ball card is genius too...the texture shading is brilliant, such dimension.
    Jenny x


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