Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Number One Star

Yesterday, Paper Crafts announced the details for Gallery Idol, Season Five. The prizes are amazing, aren't they? The theme for the Open Auditions round is congrats cards and I was inspired by Roary, the Racing Car (and hence the title of this post) which is originally a British kids' TV show but has made its way over to North America and is now one of my son's favourites. We even bought a collection of the stories from Amazon.co.uk!

As previously seen HERE, I made a banner out of the tickets and stamped them with all of the congratulatory sentiments from Just the Ticket. I used the same technique as in the linked card but didn't use twine to link the pieces. Instead, I filled those spaces with rhinestones. The tickets were adhered directly to the impressed background and the die cut star and '1' were adhered with foam tape.

Will you be auditioning for Gallery Idol? The more the merrier! :D

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Before I go, don't forget about The Twinery and PSA Essentials Blog Hop all week long! Be sure to stop by The Twinery Blog HERE to find out all the details. I will be a part of the hop on Friday and I can't wait to show you my project!!

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Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white, red & kraft cardstock; SU Night of Navy & Whisper White cardstock; Papertrey Ink Just the Ticket; SU Cherry Cobbler & Night of Navy inks; Papertrey Ink By the Numbers, Just the Ticket & Seeing Stars dies; Papertrey Ink Sunshine impression plate; QuicKutz Epic Six; stapler & staples; SU Basic Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals

32 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOVE your card Emily!!! The red, white and blue go perfect with the kraft and I just love those tickets!!! (=

Saskia said...

Great card Emily!

Greetings, Saskia :)

onecraftymama said...

Aw, I miss Roary :) Have you seen Chuggington? Also adorable, and I think it's on Treehouse. My favourite shows were always the British ones. Hmm.
I really love how striking this card is - the embossing sets everything off so perfectly!

Cookie said...

Emily this is so cute!! LOVE the layout, stars and tickets and of course the bling!! Great job as always...Cookie :D

Brenda said...

This is a beauty Emily! Love teh big 1 inside the star! And of course the impressed background is simply stunning! Good luck!

Shauna K said...

oh my gosh, how super cute!!! loving all the PTI :) hehe... i'm totally loving the banner made out of the tickets! I may have to use that idea ;)

AnitaRex said...

Soon as you said Roary the Racing car I started singing the song in my head! :> Love your card today! ;> My son is a Calliou fan! :> I am so happy they opened up the gallery idol to international and really hope I can play! :> I have to work on Father's day, and teacher card sets still! And what prizes! I know I will see your name i the top 20 for sure and can't wait to see it!

BabyBokChoy said...

Best of luck to you, and what a fantastic card!!! love your ticket banner and awesome star! :)

Emily Keaton said...

How fun, Emily! I love how you used those tickets. They make a great banner--the rhinestone "connectors" look fabulous. The woodgrain background is pretty darn cool, too. Good luck with Gallery Idol!!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous! I love the clean lines and bold colours - the star is fab too, perfectly placed with all the little tickets! A perfect card!

Jenny said...

Love the bold graphic style of your card. My lad likes Roary too and has a few of the cars and characters too :)
Jenny x

lynn said...

this color combo is one of my favs--i used it in my post today:) i really love the ticket being used as a banner-you are so clever,emily! good luck in the challenge!

Virginia L. said...

Your are rocking with this card into the top 20!! I am glad that the Gallery Idol is opening to international card-makers like YOU (and maybe me-heehee). I have no clue what to make yet, but I sure love yours!

Jay Gee said...

Love the ticket banner Emily and your card. Best of luck with Gallery Idol :)

Cristina said...

Love this! And on the one hand I hope and expect to see you in the Gallery Idol competition, but on the other, if I make it in, I'll be up against your genius! :)

Karen B. said...

So bright and fun and bold!

Vicky Hayes said...

What an exuberant card Emily! Good luck for the cruise! Roary the racing card seems to have passed us by but I'm sure my sons would have loved it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Chuckle at Cristina's comment, I think you're right, the more the merrier. I'd vote for you! Love that impression plate, it's been on my wish list for awhile.

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous layout and vibrant colours! Love this card. The tickets say congrats perfectly. Maybe we'll be saying congrats to you in a few weeks' time!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This card is awesome, Emily!!! Love the colors and the banner is perfect this way!! It's a number 1, for sure!! Wishing you a perfect day, you're a star!! :-)
Hugs, Wendy

Lynn said...

Oh...you are rocking the idol challenge! Love your card!

lotte chew said...

woah!!!! this is so cool!! love it

Angela said...

You're already my gallery idol :) Well, one of them, anyway!
Love this! Every time I see that Sunshine Impression Plate, I feel I must go out and order it. One of these days. The card is super-cute and totally Em -- what more can I ask?

Karin said...

They should just give you the trophy! You win in my book :) Great looking all American card from a neighbor to our north...lol! You rock everything you do!

Meg said...

Ooooh, looks like we have a gallery idol on our hands! Such a fab job...love the rhinestone accents, the beautiful impression, and the color scheme. Good luck!

Jocelyn said...

Love it, Emily! The tickets and the bold star look awesome, and I am dying over the embossing. This card is so professional looking :)

Alice Wertz said...

love your ticket banner, so fun! super card, Emily! not sure if i'll try it this time. hopefully i can come up with something.... =)

Jen W. said...

Love how you used the rhinestones instead of twine to link the tickets - your attention to these little details it what makes your cards stand out. :) Good luck with the Idol challenge!

Lorraine said...

This is a cool card, Emily! Perfect design - perfectly balanced and love the red/white/blue/kraft color combo!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Gorgeous card, love the all American colours. The star is just perfect, that and the banner a sure fine winner! Oh I came over all American for a minute, LOL Gay xx

Kary said...

Hi Emily! I love this card!! Great colours, love the embossed background, and the tickets. I think you've inspired me to start inking my tickets stamps too ;)
Thanks for the reminder on Twinery offer, I got some and can't wait for them to arrive ;) Take care...& smiles.

Julie Hoffman said...

Love this! Fabulous ticket banner and star with the BIG #1!