Monday, June 3, 2013

Gallery Idol 2013--Round 2

 

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to share my exciting news........... 
I'm still in shock but so excited for this journey!  You need to check out all the talent in this group!  Amazing!
You can see the Paper Crafts post HERE!  You can vote using the link on my side bar!!!



This contest works just like American Idol and we rely on votes to make it to the next round.  Today starts Round 2.  The theme for Round 2 is Defining Dad.

Some of you know that I spent a wonderful weekend with some crafty friends (waving to Jen, Laurie, and Suzanne!).  Well, I did get some cards made but just couldn't get something solid in my head for the Defining Dad theme but the one thing that kept coming back to me was Baseball.  So as I drove home from my weekend, I thought more about what I could do.  My husband's favorite pastime is Baseball......I'm not even kidding when I say that when the Royals are playing, the TV and radio have to be on!  (and may I mention that my son's name just *might* be Brett?)  But here's where I get sappy........This card will be going to my husband because I DO think he's an All Star Dad!  He is one of the coaches for our son's baseball team this year......he loves it and has so much patience!

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The one element I knew I wanted to add was hand "baseball" stitching.  This was made easy by using my Scor-Bug Embosser!  It made the most perfect placement for stitching!  (remember us talking about this fun little tool this past weekend girls?......it came in handy and yes Suzanne.....you need one! :) )

I also knew that I wanted to add a little vintagy look to my card.  That's where all the stamped baseball bats came in.  Each of the bats were stamped off once (using Kraft ink) and then stamped onto my panel.


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And there's my version of Defining Dad!  I hope I've shared enough to sway your vote! 
You can vote......HERE.

Thanks so much for all the FB posts, texts, and emails about my news!  They all meant so much to me! 

{All Star DAD}
Stamps:  Super Star (Wplus9), All-Star Team and 7th Inning Stretch (PTI)
Paper:  Basic Gray (SU), White (PTI)
Ink:  Kraft, Pure Poppy (PTI), Slate (Amuse)
Dies:  Small Folded Banner (Simon Says Stamp)
Misc:  Scor-Bug Embosser, Star Veneers, Red Embroidery Thread, Foam Adhesive

39 comments:

Jen Carter said...

I love this Amy! Your stitching is so cool and unique! I love that you used the scor-bug after we all had that conversation about needing to pull it out again! :) Everything about this is fabulous. My vote has been cast! :)

Amanda Coleman said...

The stitching is awesome and compliments the card so well! Good luck!

C Wu said...

love the vintage feel of the background. These stitches are amazing. Way to go, Amy!

Tessa Wise said...

Love your card- especially the stitching! It's perfect!

Timeless Twine said...

LOOOVE your card!

Miriam Prantner said...

I adore the baseball stitching Amy, this is fantastic!

Annette said...

wow awesome card Amy.. Good Luck

Kim S said...

Congrats!! I love this entry too...the stitching is a wonderfully creative touch!

Shorty Creations said...

Congrats sweetie! LOVE this card!!!

Jennifer K said...

Awesome job, Amy. LOVE the stitching. It totally takes it up a notch.

Giovana Smith said...

Fantastic card Amy!!

Leigh said...

Fabulous card, Amy!
And in case you weren't sure, you've got my votes for this contest-- I hope you win, my friend!

Jennifer said...

Amy, congrats on making the Top 20 -- no question it's well-deserved! I love your card and am so impressed with your 2nd generation stamping (when I try to stamp-off first, it NEVER looks as good as yours!!!!) Best of luck to you!

Virginia L. said...

Excellent concept and execution, Amy! Good luck on this round!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Amy, I just love the stitched details on your card!!

Andie Miller said...

Just voted for this rock star card! I super liked the details and embellishing that you layered onto your card. It's a winner in my book.

Lynn said...

You know I love the baseball theme Amy...and the stitching on your card is incredible!

Marisa said...

Great card, Amy! Good luck my friend :)

Renee said...

It's fabulous!!
I absolutely die over that stitching!
You know I love everything about this...
and I'm wishing you all the best with this incredible card, Sweet Friend! ;)

Dorothy C. said...

The stitching just took it over the top for me. I like everything about this card. Good Luck!!!

Marybeth said...

This is an amazing card…love the side stitches!

melania deasy said...

Amy.....I LOVEEEEE this card...so amazing the first time I see it!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

HUGE congrats, Amy! So happy for you, and your card is absolutely perfect! LOVE the vintage appeal, and your stitching is WOW!

Sharron said...

Wishing you all the best! Your card is awesome--LOVE the stitching! Going to cast my vote for you right now!

Queenie said...

And this is an ALL STAR CARD!! Love all the fun details....even that stitching! SOO SOO SOO cute! Good luck!

Jocelyn Olson said...

The stitching! So brilliant. I love the vintage-y look of the background, too! You rock, Amy!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow! Your stitching is so perfect and so amazing. It really sets your card apart from all the others. Your bats and the all star is so fun...one fabulous card!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! That hand stitching made your card unique, beautifully done! Best wishes for round 2.

Gayatri said...

I love love the handstitching and great colour combination. Love your card, Amy! All the best!

Amy Johnson said...

Congratulations! I love the stitching on this card!

Geri said...

Awesome, amazing, unbelievably creative...the list could go on and on! The stitching (I was an avid seamstress until I discovered card making) is sheer creative genius! Every detail on your card is perfectly placed, perfectly executed and perfectly balanced.

Amy Kolling - 2013 Gallery Idol - yep, that's my prediction!

Kim M said...

Absolutely wonderful card! That stitching was inspired! Love i. Good luck!

Debbie Carriere said...

Omgosh!! SoOO fantastic, Amy! Love that stitching and all your wonderful stamping! Good luck :)

donna mikasa said...

I'm in love with the stitching on your card! Good luck, Amy!!

Lesley said...

What a fabulous card, Amy! Love the stitching and the subtly stamped bats in the background. Good luck!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This card is totally amazing Amy!! It just screams 'wow!' to me!! *Love* the vintage vibe created by the colours but it's that stitching that totally steals the show!! I expect to see you again in Round 3 - good luck!!!

Janelle said...

This is fantastic! Love all the subtle elements and then the iconic stitching! Fabulous job~

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Amy, this is beyond phenomenal! Your attention to detail is second to none. That red stitching is beyond brilliant and your stamping blows my mind! Out of this world amazing! Wishing you the best in this and future rounds!

Geri said...

This is such a nice card, Amy! So many perfect elements that come together so, SO nicely...and the stitching...fabulous idea that finishes it off so perfectly! Congratulations and good luck!

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