Monday, June 25, 2012

Gallery Idol--Round 5 (Final Round)

OMG!  I am so excited to be here today!  If you hadn't heard, the Top 5 were announced on Friday morning for the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol competition and I was ONE of them!  Check out the post HERE for all the details and the other awesome gals whom I share this spotlight with.  Thank you so much for all of your support and I am so very touched by all of this.  You have no idea!




So this is it.......the FINAL ROUND.  This rounds challenge was to create an "INTERACTIVE BIRTHDAY" card.  When the post went up with the challenge, I immediately had an idea.  I've wanted to make a "scratch off" card for some time and thought this was the perfect opportunity! 
I'm sure most of us have had the chance to scratch off a lottery ticket or a game piece somewhere and let's face it......it is fun!

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First, I decided to use the Movers and Shakers: Sliders dies from PTI.  I've used these dies with some new paper from Echo Park: So Happy Together.  These papers coordinate beautifully!  My focal piece is a new die from Taylored Expressions:  Petal Pop-ups 2.  Wow....I love love this floral die!  This die can be layered or left alone.....here I layered 2 of the blooms and added a button center.

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Ok, now do you see it?  Once you pull the tab, the slider comes out and reveals my "scratch off" areas!  For my card here, the sentiment is fully unveiled when the recipient scratches off the 3 circles!  So the entire sentiment reads, "Wishing you love, laughter, smiles on your birthday!"
Like last week, my sentiment is computer generated to say exactly what I wanted!

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Here you see some of the revealed sentiment.....smiles.  I just love how easy this was to do!  I used the directions found HERE.  Simply, I used a mixture of metallic acrylic paint and dishwashing soap and painted it on the non-paper side of ConTact paper.  Once I had several coats done and were completely dry, I punched out 3/4" circles from this.  Then all I had to do was peel off the paper backing and place over my sentiment words that were to be hidden! 

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I am quite sure that the recipient will not only love to use the slider part but also the scratch off too!
I know I had fun making this card and I hope you find my idea creative enough to give me your vote.  This has been such an exciting competition.  The challenges have certainly taken me out of my comfort zone and it's been so fun to try new things!  Thank you and don't forget to vote HERE!  ;)

{Wishing you love laughter smiles on your birthday!}
Stamps:  Movers and Shakers Sentiments (PTI)
Sentiment:  Milk and Cereal (http://www.kevinandamanda.com/fonts/)
Paper:  SS White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  So Happy Together (Echo Park)
Dies:  Movers and Shakers: Sliders (PTI), Petal Pop-Ups 2 (Taylored Expressions), Limitless Layers Ovals (PTI)
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Misc:  Metallic Acrylic Paint, Dishwashing Soap, Small Flat Paintbrush, ConTact Paper, Foam Adhesive, Harvest Gold Button (PTI), Lemon Tart Grograin Ribbon (PTI), Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Tape, 3/4" Circle Punch (EK Success)

38 comments:

Suzanne D. said...

GO AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so thrilled for you and excited beyond belief about this card - it is WICKED AWESOME! Lots of hugs!

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! I love how you made the card interactive on several different levels! The scratch off is so fun and would be a huge suprise for whoever received it! Loving that paper too! You GO!!! :)

Elena said...

amazing card! love that it not only slides, but you added the scratch off part to it also! I'm so happy to be in the top 5 with you!

Annette said...

oh my word this is awesome...I love it Amy....Good Luck

Lisa - papergrace said...

Amy!! This card is not only beautiful to look at, but it is positively ingenious!! What a fabulous card is every way, shape & form. LOVE IT!! :) Sure hope you win. Crossing my fingers for you. xoxo

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is so cute, Amy!

Anita Rex said...

I guess great minds think alike? Love this so fun!

Jinny Newlin said...

Woohoo! So this is it! Good luck, girl! Your interactive creation is sure to impress! Really lovin' that color combination!

Gina said...

Let's see...2nd round, my vote went to...Amy. Loved the rainbow Peace Sign.

3rd round, my vote went to...Amy. I really loved how simple (but not PLAIN) your his & hers cards were.

4th round, my vote went to...Amy. I adored the matches!!!

5th round, my vote went to...Amy!

I was always careful to not look at the names of the designers when I would look at the cards. I'd scroll through, choose my favorite and then go vote. And every single time, without fail!, your style pulled me in. I wish you all the best!!!!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Amy!!! Totally creative and fun :) Here's hoping for you!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy I love this interactive card. The papers are fabulous, the slider fantastic, those flowers superb and the stitching is so perfect you are so steady when you sew on paper. Good luck on the final round!

Ruza Rebel said...

This is super COOL! Love your card Amy! Good Luck! ;o)

Lynn said...

Amy, this is so, so awesome! I love it! What a great idea!!!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on making it this far. And, good luck going forward. This is such a fun card, you have the slider fun and the scratch off, too.

Melissa said...

Wow, slider and scratch off! Such a great card!! Best of luck!

Aimes said...

Fabulous work, Amy! So happy you made it to the final round!!! Fingers crossed for ya!
Hugs!
x

Jingle said...

Amy, this is great! It is so pretty!

Tracy said...

I LOVE this card. You got my vote. I love the colours & design, I had picked yours as my favourite before I even realised it had the scratch off bit. Very clever, I must try it sometime. x

Karen B. said...

Congrats Amy, this is such a fun, and pretty, card!

Kim said...

What a wonderful card! Congrats on being in the top five! You must be in the clouds. Wishing you all the best.

Jackie Pedro said...

I am SO HAPPY for you, Amy! This card is AMAZING! Interactive and BEAUTIFUL!!! Good luck!

Kristin said...

SO proud of you!!! Been voting for you for a few rounds now... LOVED that match card and THIS one is so great :)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is just way too cool, Amy! Not only is the design beautiful, creative and classy, I love that you have two interactive elements!

Christina said...

Gorgeous and clever--a winning combination! Cheering for you, Amy!!

Wida said...

this card is so well made, the colors are perfect. the idea is fantastic. Fingers crossed for you :)

Kara said...

Very cool!! Good luck!

Renee said...

You know I love it!!
So creative...
so you...
it's perfect! :)
WAY TO GO!! :)
Rooting for you and wishing you all the best! :)

Kathy Mc said...

Best of luck, Amy ~ yours is a winner in my book! Your stitching is so perfect and love your choice of papers. The pull out sentiment with the scratched off circles is ingenius. Who wouldn't love to receive a card like this? Congrats on making it to the top 5 and saying a little prayer for you to win. it. all. WTG!

Marybeth said...

Way to go AMY!!! Love this creative card, I just knew I would. This is another wonderful card! Go Amy Go Amy…..

JJ Bolton said...

Such a cool card! So glad to see you in the Top 5 Amy! It's so nice to know someone so talented and super sweet too!

Sharron said...

Wow, awesome card, Amy! It's just gorgeous plus so terribly creative! Best of luck in this final round!!

Jennifer K said...

This is an amazing card, Amy. You've done such a great job throughout this whole competition. Good luck!!!!!

Elaine said...

Great Card! Beautiful colors, concept and I enjoyed the message after scratching off circles!

Congratulations on being selected in the final 5. I hope my vote makes you the winner of Gallery Idol!

Rhonda said...

Wow, TOP 5!! Way to go Amy!

Lisa Petrella said...

CONGRATS, Amy!!! I've been out of the blogland loop for awhile but I just voted for your card for the final round!!!!! Best of luck, girl!!!!! SOOOOO excited for you!!!!

Deanna Jean said...

Oh Amy congrats!!! I am blown away by this card. The colors, the sentiment and the scratch off..love it! Good luck.

Geri said...

Amy...this is so clever, so creative and so very pretty!! Good luck!!

Laurie said...

Amy this card is awesome! I love the colors and the slider! I am so happy for you...you did awesome!

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