Monday, May 26, 2014

Gallery Idol 2014--Round 2


Hi everyone!  I am so excited to share my exciting news........... 
I made the Top 20 in Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2014 card contest!
I'm so excited for this journey again!  You need to check out all of the talent in this years 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 all about DIECUTS.  
You can check out all the details on the Contest page HERE.

I've used "diecuts" for the focal point, as a frame, and for the sentiment.  This card has LOTS of dimension that was hard to capture with these photos.  

I diecut two Stitched Mats: Rectangles:  one in vellum and one in clear cardstock.   After diecutting all my Stitched Butterflies in various patterns from my FAVORITE 6x6 paper pad this spring, I arranged and adhered them to the vellum.  Adhering some Sparkling Clear sequins to the centers of the butterflies, I let the glue dry on that panel.   With this same stitched rectangle and one size smaller, I diecut a "frame" and backed it with that clear cardstock rectangle panel.  Once the glue was dry, I layered my "frame" over the top of the vellum butterfly panel.  This whole panel was then added with foam adhesive over a silver foil mat.  I was going for a shadowbox idea by using the clear cardstock.

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For even more dimension, my sentiment was diecut 5 times with white cardstock and once with silver foil.  After glueing all the diecuts together, the silver foiled sentiment was adhered slightly to the right on my frame.

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And there's my version of using DIECUTS!  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! 

{Smile}
Cardstock:  White, Clear, Vellum (PTI), Silver Foil (DCWV)
Pattern Paper:  Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn)
Dies:  Stitched Butterflies, Stitched Mats: Rectangles, Smile (Lil' Inker Designs)
Sequins:  4mm Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive

27 comments:

Hannelie said...

Congratulations Amy!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! Congrats on making it into the Top 20...Good luck to you!

Lynn said...

Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous and no surprise at all that you are in the top 20!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Amy! Off to vote...

Jocelyn Olson said...

Congrats on the top 20, Amy! The butterflies are pretty. I love the dimension of the sentiment and the silver foil!

Laura Pryor said...

This is absolutely amazing, Amy!!!!!!!! Holy moly!!!!!!!!!! I'm so impressed and I know you'll go far in this competition!! Congrats and good luck my dear !!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Amy, I agree with Lynn, this why you are in the top 20! So happy too that I can CASE this card! ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the sequin centers for the butterflies and that smile die is awesome!!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Fabulous, Amy! Good luck!

Lysa said...

Super cute & sweet Amy! I love how it looks like a shadow box wall art! Good Luck to you! :)

Lisa said...

YAY Miss top 20!! This is as pretty as can be, good luck!!

Marisa said...

Whoo hoo!! You go girl. Love this card too :)

Catherine Pooler said...

Congrats, Amy! Such a FUN CARD!!!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Lovely card Amy!! Good luck to you!!

~amy~ said...

Love it Amy!!

Jill said...

Amy--I am so digging this shadow box look you created and the silver foil is an awesome touch! Good luck to you! This card is so very well made! :)

Jessica Pascarella said...

This card is wonderful! Simply stunning!

keren said...

This is just gorgeous - love the way you've layered everything and the beautiful stacks of butterflies! Best of luck for the next round x

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, you know I am a fan of your work!! Beautiful card as always.

Diane Jaquay said...

Huge CONGRATS to you, Amy!!! Love the butterfly card, it's stunning!

Marcie S. said...

Happy to be in the Top 20 with you! Such a pretty card and I love all those butterflies!

Sabrina Alery said...

Gorgeous details! Love the silver to top it all off!!

Shelly said...

Beautiful! Love all the butterflies and colors...so sweet!

Gina said...

HOORAY!!! I love seeing what you create for Gallery Idol. This card is no exception. I love it! Really love the silver foil paper - such a great accent.

rejoicingcrafts said...

So very beautiful!! I just love it. It is perfect die card! I love your colour combination :D

Lalo said...

So so pretty!!! Love the frame, love the pop-ed up smile!

Lesley Croghan said...

Woohoo! Go for it, Amy!!! Love your pretty card and the sentiment is simply awesome!!! Rooting for you!

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