Monday, June 11, 2012

Gallery Idol 2012--Round 3

Hi everyone! 
 I am so excited to be here among the
I could not have gotten here without everyone who has taken their time to come vote for me.
Thank you so much!



This round's challenge was to create a card using a product for both a masculine AND a feminine card!  I decided to break out my NEW Texture Plate from Lil' Inker Designs.  If you have visited my blog lately, then you know that it is an AWESOME product that I dearly LOVE!  The other product I used on both cards was some sweet new denim paper from Simple Stories Summer Fresh line.

Here are my cards together..........

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I decided to ink up my texture plate for a faux letterpress look.  I then cut out the center of the frame so that I could use it like a traditional frame!  So let's take a look at my feminine card.......

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My color scheme was totally inspired by THIS paper by Simple Stories.  I just fell in love with this paper.  I used Sky ink from Amuse Studio for the letterpress color on the woodgrain frame.  I then carefully used a craft knife and ruler to cut out the center of the frame.  I then sewed together the pattern papers with a zig zag stitch and layered them behind the frame.  What about those flowers?
They are the rose dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.....miniature, medium, and large.  You may be thinking......she cut all those out??  Well yes, but this die is like a border die and can cut 6 roses at a time!  Saves lots of time!  Simply thread with a brad and adhere!


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My masculine card was actually the first one I made of the two.  I knew I wanted to pair up my frame with this denim pattern paper again from Simple Stories.  Here the frame was made by using the faux letterpress technique using Kraft PTI ink onto Kraft cardstock!  Love the subtle look it gives.  My frame is then foam adhered onto the denim.  The tie die is from Wplus9 as is the matching stamp.  The die cut letters d-a-d are from PTI using more Simple Stories Summer Fresh paper!

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Alright, there you have it!  I hope you all like it enough to VOTE for me!
If you want to vote, you can do so HERE.
Again, thank you so much for every bit of support you have shown over the last week......I have read it all and appreciate it soo much!
{Just a note}
Stamps:  Flags and Tags (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  SS White, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush (all PTI), Misc light blue
Designer Paper:  Summer Fresh (Simple Stories), Hello Summer (Echo Park)
Ink:  True Black (PTI), Sky (Amuse Studios)
Dies:  Texture Plate (Lil' Inker Designs), Roses (Cheery Lynn Designs), Folk Art Floral Dies (Wplus9), Linen IP (PTI)
Misc:  Silver Brads, Foam Adhesive, Craft Knife, Ruler, Janome Sew Mini

{To a super dad}
Stamps:  Super Star (Wplus9)
Paper:  Kraft, Rustic Cream (PTI)
Designer Paper:  Summer Fresh (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Kraft (PTI), Red Brick (Versamagic)
Dies:  Texture Plate (Lil' Inker Designs), Tie Die (Wplus9), Fishtail Flags Stax (MFT), Block Alpha Dies (PTI)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Craft Knife, Ruler


28 comments:

Jeanne J said...

Amy Congratulations on making it to the next round! These two are great! Love the layers and layers of flowers for the feminine, and all the texture going on with the masculine!

Miriam Prantner said...

Amy, you knocked this one out of the park! LOVE the frames and the flowers on the girl card are STUNNING! Love that you used the shiny silver brads. Great job!

Angelica Suarez said...

Just AWESOME! Love the texture and the smart way you created the frame! I might need to snag this idea for Jorge's Father's Day card this year. You are such an inspiration!!

Jingle said...

These are fantastic! Your flowers are fabulous!

JJ Bolton said...

Love your bright and fresh approach to both cards! The denim is just the perfect detail! And those flowers, wow!

I'm having so much playing along with you!

Elena said...

I l-o-v-e this set! the denim, the frames, the flowers - perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both fantastic Amy. That denim is so perfect for a card for dad and you flowers are awesome. Good luck!

Joyce said...

What a wonderful set of cards. Congratulations on getting this far, and good luck to continue.

Jennifer K said...

These are both so pretty, Amy. You did a fabulous job with them. I love the wood frame and I love the denim - totally works for both masculine and feminine. Good luck! I'll be rooting for you.

Melissa said...

Wow, Amy, these are fabulous!! I love the wood frame idea, and both the masculine and feminine version are beautiful!

Marisa said...

You rocked this challenge, Amy!!! Love what you created times two - the denim and the frame. Good luck!!!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

those frames are pretty cool!

Marybeth said...

Congrats on the next round ! These cards are gorgeous, love the sold out frame :( . The flowers are just so pretty gathered to the one side. Love them both! Good luck!

Karen B. said...

Congrats Amy, these cards are both awesome!

Jackie Pedro said...

OMGoodness....these are FANTASTIC, Amy!! Congratulations!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

These cards really caught my eye in the gallery. The frames are so cool! Look at all those beautiful roses--wow!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, WOW! These are GORGEOUS, girl! LOVE the woodgrain frame and denim likenesses, and your layered blossoms and, of course, your Wplus9 goodies ;) are absolutely fabulous! Good luck!

Lynn said...

Seriously fabulous!! All kinds of gorgeousness going on with these two creations! I'm so, so impressed with your talent!

The Paper Parade said...

Amy, I just LOVE those "wooden frames" that you were able to create, and the denim gives the cards such flair! I actually think that the masculine one is my favorite :)

Geri said...

NICE, Amy!!! They're both awesome!! Congratulations!!!

Cassie_lu said...

Amazing cards that look so much like real frames

Jen Carter said...

These cards are awesome! I love the frames and the letterpressing on the woodgrain. Your flowers are gorgeous and I think that the number of flowers, the colors and teh arrangement are perfect! Hope you are ready for the next round! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your cards are in my top 5 for this round! Would you believe that I almost used that same impression plate?! Glad I didn't, since I wouldn't have been smart enough to ink them up like you did :) I hope we both continue on in the competition!

Kim said...

So beautiful...I love all the layering you did with the pretty flowers, just so clever and very stunning. Really looks like a framed piece of art work. Good luck in the competition...I am voting for you.

Renee said...

Those frames...
love them!! :)
And so perfect for this challenge...
as is that fabulous paper (got 2 pads on Saturday myself!;) )!!
I love the way you layered those gorgeous flowers and "framed" in the frame...
just stunning!!
And the DAD card...
perfect!!
The perfect male card that is so hard to pull off!
You ROCKED this challenge!! :)
Congratulations on Round 3...
sending big wishes for a well deserved Round 4!! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

These are great cards Amy - so fresh and fun!! The impression plate looks so good with faux letterpress and I just love the tie on the masculine one!!

Sharron said...

Wow, both of these are fabulous! Just love the frames and how each goes so well! The woodgrain & denin makes a great masculine card & your layered flowers are so pretty & feminine! Best of luck with the competition!

kasia c. said...

Amy, these are seriously fabulous!
Congrats on being in the Gallery Idol, no surprise there. :)

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