7.18.2011

Gallery Idol- Round 2!


Thank you so much to all of my friends that voted for me in Round 1 of the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol! I'm thrilled to have made it to round 2.

This time, the theme is creative die cuts, and here is my card:
I wanted to get "creative" by playing around with texture and dimension. I don't have a traditional die cutter (you know, like a hand-cranked machine), but I do have a digital die cutter. Because of this, I have the freedom do design my own files to be cut.

I was out of town since Wednesday morning, and nowhere near my craft supplies. I got a head-start on my card by sketching out the trees below with a Sharpie, and scanning them into my laptop.
Once I did that, I was able to make the cutting files. When I got home yesterday afternoon, I assembled the card.

Each shade of grey is a different layer- the dark grey is adhered directly to the white card, the medium grey is adhered with one layer of foam tape, and the light grey has 2 layers of foam tape.

This last picture shows the dimension a little more clearly:

Thanks for checking out my card! I hope you vote for me by clicking here. If you already registered last week, you can use the same login info.

32 comments:

Amber S said...

Amazing again! I love that you made your own cutting file.

JessicaL said...

So cool! I just love that you drew the trees and then made a cut file form them. Congrats on making round 2 and good luck on making it to round 3!

Linda Beeson said...

Very, very stunning card

Amy C said...

I love this card!! Good Luck!! (but I honestly don't think you need it) ;)

lynn said...

this is awesome, jennifer! good luck:)

Christina said...

Um, wow! I don't even know what to say, this is so incredible! I had no idea you could make your own cutting file, but yours looks so professional. Love the pop of red from the birds, too!

Terri said...

Fabulous! I am loving everything you have made so far. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Sarah said...

Your card is awesome, as usual. Love, love, love the trees you drew and the fact that you started working on them away from home. You have me thinking about designing my own cutting files now. Have you considered having your files sold the Silhouette store?

Gina said...

How cool that you created your own cutting file. I love the pop of red from the birds.

Lindsay said...

This is super fun! What a great card!

Jenny said...

Oh wow not just any die cuts but homemade ones at that:)
I love the colour gradiant to give the depth :)
Jenny x

Chunyuan said...

Love your die cut tree and color gradiant. Brillant idea. good luck

Wendy said...

This is a very cool card Jennifer, way to get creative. I need to explore more with my silhouette to learn more about all it can do. Good luck, hope that you get to move to the next round.

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this!!!! Love all the dimension and the pops of red! Good luck!!!

Danielle Daws said...

This is absolutely BREATHTAKING. Love it!

Karen B. said...

this is amazing and so clever!

Kristin said...

You are so genius! Loving this - you are an amazing talent. I think I may have to get a Silhouette now...

Michelle Mathey - POMI said...

WOW!! You are reinforcing my desire for a Silhouette - would you be available to draw all the diecuts for it? (hee hee) -
Fabulous card!!!

~amy~ said...

The pops of red are absolutely perfect.

Faith said...

This is fantastic and VERY creative - LOVE it!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, love this... and you could use this card as a jumping off point for a whole range of other colors/themes...

Marion said...

Such a beautiful card...love the dimension and the monochromatic colour theme with splashes of red! Amazing!

Caryn said...

This is amazing Jennifer - so deep!!! I discovered you through the Gallery Idol comp - love your cards. Good luck in the competition.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Alice Wertz said...

this is so very elegant. gorgeous card. good luck!

Jen W. said...

Another stunning card! You are rockin' the GI challenges! Can't wait to see your next round entry. :)

Jocelyn said...

Holy cow...what an *amazing* card! When I read how you constructed it, I was even more impressed! It's truly gorgeous.

Alyssa Leanne said...

This is beautiful Jen! I voted of course :) I love love love all the depth, and that's amazing that you just drew it yourself nd scanned it in! Very cool :) I hope you win!!!

Svetlana said...

This card are wonderful!!!

Congrats on your top 10 at Gallery Idol!!!
Svetlana xx

lynn said...

congrats, jennifer on top 10:)

Raven said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen in a long time. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

This card is absolutely stunning! Congrats on making it to the top 10!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, inspired me to make my own cutting file on my Silhouette to do a pop-up tree card.

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