Monday, May 26, 2014

Gallery Idol 2014!!

Hello!  I'm so excited to post today!  I worked extra hard on a card this weekend because I'm participating in this year's Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine's Gallery Idol Contest!!  I found out on Friday that I made it through to the 2nd round.  We were given the challenge of creating a card using diecuts and only 3 days to work on it.  I know what you're thinking- diecuts??  Really- you think that's hard!  Well it might seem easy but it was also wwaaayyy easy to overthink!  I spent all Friday and Saturday working on another card that ended up being too overworked.  Then I woke up this morning and started with a fresh outlook.  I love how my final card turned out:


I started off my craft time by cleaning up my work area.  I found all of these diecuts in a pile of leftover and discarded items- do you save yours, too?  The happy is by Avery Elle and the hello is by Paper Smooches.  I loved how they looked together and grabbed a SRM Stickers glassine envelope to use as a base- these are great to add to card fronts to hold gift cards!

The feathers (Paper Smooches) are die cut out of Scor-Tape sheets and then glittered.  I dipped the tips into the gold glitter first, pressing it into the sticky and sprinkling just a bit down the die.  Next, I pressed my favorite glitter (Elizabeth Crafts Warm Diamond) over the entire feather.  It is so pretty and sparkly in real life!

The patterned papers are a mix- the background is from the new Something Wonderful collection by Teresa Collins, the coral and yellow watercolored papers are from Stampin' Up! and the aqua is from the Plus One collection by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts.

I added a bit of machine sewing and left my threads long to fill in some space beneath the glassine envelope.  I thought it needed just a bit of color so I added the heart brad by Teresa Collins Designs next.  Lastly, I added a Starbucks gift card to the inside of the glassine envelope for the lucky recipient!


The feathers are my favorite part!  I've wanted to make glittered feathers since I cut them a couple of months ago!  Really, anything glittered is my favorite lol!  Here is a quick video so you could see all that great glitter in action:



So, now that you've seen my card, pop over to the Gallery Idol 2014 website and vote for your favorite card!  The top twenty contestants have created some amazing projects!  Thanks for all your support and cheerleading!  All the kind comments here, through email, and on Facebook have been so thoughtful- I really appreciate them!
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20 comments:

Jocelyn Olson said...

Fab card, Tessa! The way you made the feathers is amazing--love the glitter on the glitter! What a fun card. :) Congrats on the top 20!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my gosh, love it!! So fun, this is my favourite style in card making too :)

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the paper you chose for the background, subtle and trendy and the glitter is gorgeous!!!

Lysa said...

So very cute and love how you made it a gift card holder too! The tips of glitter on those feathers is just the perfect finishing touch too! Good Luck!

Margaret and Kavin said...

I absolutely love this card! Everything about it speaks to me and inspires me to do a better job with my own cards. You've got my vote, Tessa!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card, love all the details and of course, the starbucks card!

Daniela Dobson said...

Love your card and you got my vote. The feathers are beautiful.

Sabrina Alery said...

How have I not been acquainted with your work? I LOVE your style! Fabulous card - every detail is perfect!

keren said...

Gorgeous glittery feathers- great idea to do them two-toned. Love the layering and the little envelope/ such lovely details. Good luck for the next round! x

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! I love the shimmer and glitter!

Jessica Pascarella said...

I love all the wonderful details and layers in your card!! Super cute!

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful! Love the feathers!

Jill said...

Great card! I love how you made it fresh that morning from things in your pile! It's such a great feeling when it comes together. Your sparkle & details are fab! Good luck to you! Fun to be in in w/ you! :)

Lalo said...

So many beautiful details on this card!

Marcie S. said...

Glittery feathers- my heart be still! Great card!

kristie sessions said...

Hey tessa! This card is so beautiful! I LOVE The glitter and all the little details. you take gorgeous photos too. great job!

kristie sessions said...

Hey tessa! This card is so beautiful! I LOVE The glitter and all the little details. you take gorgeous photos too. great job!

Becky said...

WOW! What a fab card Tessa! I LOVE it! Congrats on making it to round 2! I didn't know Gallery Idol was going on, I will have to go vote for ya!

rejoicingcrafts said...

Wow!! It is really unique and FABULOUS! So creative! Good Luck!!

Samantha Mann said...

this is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love love love everything about it!! the thread, the dies, the GLITTERED FEATHERS!! wow!!

 
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