Gallery Idol Open Voting--Defining Dad

Today begins voting for Gallery Idol's round two challenge, creating a card that defines dad, whether it be your dad, your friend's husband, your husband, or whomever! For my entry I wanted to make a funny throwback card paying homage to the 80's radio cassette tapes!

This is a simple card to make (even for those that aren't familiar with Photoshop).  I used this radio cassette photoshop brush set for the images, and simply "stamped" them on on my canvas with the paintbrush tool, added the sentiment and printed it out! For some contrast matted it on wooden patterned paper.

The fun part of this card is that "Dad" is written with radio cassette tape. I made a plea on Friday to my fellow colleagues, and knowing the cutting edge technology of a public school, I received a ton of old cassette tapes!! One tip when writing with tape or ribbon is to first sketch it out in pencil and then adhere it to the card following the "pattern."

I hope you like my entry, because I had a blast making it. Make sure to cast your vote if you'd like me to move on to the next round here. Be sure to check out the other amazing entries--these girls are so talented!

15 comments:

  1. love the DAD written with radio cassette tape. love the thematic coherent design. Good luck!

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  2. This card is so fun and hip! The tape lettering really stood out and made an impact! Good luck!

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  3. So very clever!! Fantastic creation!!

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  4. Fun way to use a cassette tape! Cool card :)

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  5. Lovee the idea....it's so clever Emily!!! Fantastic card :)

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  6. Wow!! This is SO CREATIVE Emily!! I LOVE the FUN idea you had with the tape!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! Good Luck, I think you're gonna make it to the next round too!! ;)

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  7. Oh my goodness. I love that you made another hybrid card. The blue cassette tape looks totally fab--it's so bold! The Dad/tape is super clever. You go, girl!

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  8. I love your creative idea and execution! The cassette tape card is so fun! Good luck on this round, Emily!

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  9. I love the use of the cassette tape to make "DAD" Clever Ms Emily! Love the funky collage design. Trendy and fab! All the best!

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  10. How ingenious! Love your card! Good luck, Emily!

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  11. Your tape idea was perfect to go along with the cassette image!! Very creative! Good luck Emily!!! x

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  12. Congrats on making the Top 20! You totally rocked this Dad challenge! Love that you spelled out Dad with the cassette tape...fabulous card!

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  13. Emily, this is uber cute and clever! I never would have thought to use the magnetic tape from the cassette - brilliant, I tell ya! Wishing you all the best in this and the upcoming rounds!

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  14. Absolutely brilliant! You got my vote! I was surprised to not see you in the top 15. Just wanted to let you know you're card made me gasp out loud...I loved it so much!

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  15. Wishing you all the best in this and the upcoming rounds! eco friendly carrier bags

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