Monday, June 2, 2014

Gallery Idol 2014--Round 3


Hi everyone!  
I'm back because I made it to the Top 15 in the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2014 card contest!!  I wouldn't be here if it weren't for all the votes for my card last week.  That I am truly grateful!!!
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 3.  The theme for Round 3 is all about using STENCILS.  
You can check out all the details on the Contest page HERE.

My card uses TWO stencils in TWO different ways.  I've used a stencil to apply the Distress Ink onto my paper and then another stencil to apply Heidi Swap Color Shine to add a pattern.  All the supplies are listed at the bottom of my post.

To start, I applied my stencil to my cardstock with Painter's Tape and then using Distress Inks started at the top right corner with a balloon stenciled in with Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  Without taking my balloon stencil off, I applied my striped stencil over the top with more Painter's Tape.  At this point, I did need to add some copy paper to "cover up" the rest of my white cardstock because then I applied Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mustard over the striped stencil.  (I spritzed about 3 times so that the color would show over the balloon image.  I use a small box and lay my project in it and spritz away!)

Each time I stenciled the balloon and then did the stripes working across my cardstock panel in various colors.  To do this, I did have to mask off each balloon.  I did this using one of the matching Balloon Dies to diecut a mask that I used.  

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My sentiment and star accents were diecut using Glitzy Glitter cardstock in silver.  This paper is by FAR the best glitter cardstock out there!  To add some interest, I left all the little "pieces" in the word dies which with this glitter cardstock is easy!

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Here is a look at my stencil set up:


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

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me and for taking the time to VOTE!  :)

{Happy Birthday}
Stamps:  Birthday Balloons (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal (PTI), Glitzy Glitter Stack (DCWV)
Dies:  Balloon Dies, Mini Stars (Simon Says Stamp)
Stencils:  Balloons and Patterns (Simon Says Stamp)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Fine Tip Pigma Micron Pen

27 comments:

Jen Carter said...

So cool Amy!! I love how you layered the stencils and the bold colors you used! I already placed my vote for you! Good luck friend! :)

Michelle said...

Wow..... an amazing card! Beautiful colors and wonderful detail! Off to vote now!! Best of luck!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love the colors you've used and the stripes on the balloons are so clever!

Jingle said...

This is very cute, Amy!

Shelly said...

WOW, AMY! So cool and fun!!! Love it! Best of luck to you! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the double stencil use and that sparkly cardstock is perfect and so festive!

Lisa said...

Ay this is WONDEFUL!! Love your sparkly sentiment!

Lisa said...

Whoops...forgot the M in your name sorry AMY!!!

kristie sessions said...

Oooh! I love that glittery card stock so Much! I want to touch it! great card amy!

Alanna said...

Wow this is fantastic. I love all the layered balloons.

Alanna said...

Wow this is fantastic. I love all the layered balloons.

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous card, Amy! I voted for you. :)

June K said...

Love your balloon card. Love the sentiment in shine.

Lisa H. said...

fabulously executed! I'm amazed at your stencil work, not mention MASKING!!! good luck. love this!

Lisa H. said...

fabulously executed! I'm amazed at your stencil work, not mention MASKING!!! good luck. love this!

Kara said...

love it amy!

Jocelyn Olson said...

The different techniques are fabulous, Amy! I can't believe you were able to mask that perfectly and layer the stencils. Amazing!

Virginia Lu said...

You sure work your magic, Amy! The stenciled balloons look amazing! Good luck on this round!

keren said...

I love how I can see all the details so much better in your post & really appreciate how clever it is. Stunning- and perfect for a Birthday!

donna mikasa said...

So fun and festive! Good luck to the next round, Amy!

Lysa said...

I could definitely tell this was an "Amy" card before I saw your name! :) I love your style and how you stenciled over each balloon with the diagonals! Good Luck!

Tracy Ercole said...

This is gorgeous Amy, love the colours :)

~amy~ said...

Amy, it's wonderful!!!!

Sabrina Alery said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors you chose!

Jill said...

These balloons rock! I love how you stenciled multiple times-turned out as amazing ! Such a fun, cheery card :) so well done. Good luck to you Amy! :)

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

WOW this card is gorgeous!!!! Amazing job! Good luck in the competition!

Lindsey said...

Fabulous, Amy!!! Fingers crossed for you. :)

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