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6.11.2012

Gallery Idol, round 3



Thanks to your sweet votes, I am still in the running for Gallery Idol!

The challenge this week is to use the same product to make both a masculine and a feminine card.  I went with a material that I have used once before- popsicle sticks!  Woodgrain is SO popular right now, and popsicle sticks are a cheap and easy way to bring in a lot of texture and interest.

Here's my pair of cards:

...and here's how I did it......start out with plain old craft/popsicle sticks- I chose the thicker ones:


This step might not be necessary, but I did it anyway- score the end of the stick with a craft knife:

....and cut along the score line.  I used an old pair of scissors, because this would likely ruin nice scissors:

A nice clean cut:

I assembled the different pieces on my card base, and held them together with some tape, so I knew I would have a perfect fit when it came time to glue 'em down:


Here's the close-up on the masculine card:


For the feminine card, I took one of the sticks and "whitewashed" it with white ink.  Sadly, the white tint is not really showing up in the photo:

I would love it if you took the time to vote.  You can get all of the contest info here, and you can check out a direct link to my entry HERE or in my sidebar :)

Thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

  1. Wowza! Amazing as always, Jen! Love your creativity!

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  2. I literally gasped when I saw this...simply stunning. I love wood paneling and that red is gorgeous against the more subtle colors. A winner for sure!

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  3. Awesome! LOVE how you used those popsicle sticks! So out of the box and it totally works. Great CAS cards!

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  4. wow great designs...You did an amazing job...Good Luck..

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  5. Only you can make popsicle sticks look classic and elegant! Awesome design and execution Jen!

    Such a pleasure to play along with you!

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  6. Wonderful use of popsicle sticks! Love both versions!

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  7. super creative, Jennifer! great job!

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  8. Congrats on making it to Round 3! I am in love with your Dad Card. Great Idea! Best of Luck on making it to Round 4!

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  9. Girl, you are a genius:) LOVE them both.

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  10. I just knew your projects would be fantabulous Jennifer! Such very creative and clean designs! Best of luck in this round!

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  11. Jennifer, these are gorgeous! I love the wood background!

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  12. These are so striking, Jennifer! I totally thought the die cut vine was stitched (I'll blame it on the gallery photos)--it's amazing how delicate it is! The interlocked wood is so fabulous!

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  13. Popsicle sticks, eh? Love seeing different materials used on cards! And they work so well for the male and female version. Cool paneling look!

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  14. What a clever, clever idea! Love them both!!

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  15. These look amazing and I really like how you used the element on both cards

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  16. lovely cards and so creative too! I love the pretty CAS design on the second card! The dad card looks great too!

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  17. I love how you got such an awesome panel look with your sticks!! Truly awesome cards!! I'm loving being alongside you too!!

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  18. Hey there,
    This is Debbie, the girl that helped you at the scrapbook store! I love your cards! I'm glad you came in and I'll keep following your progress in the contest. Good luck!

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  19. SO clever and looks stunning, I love them both x

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  20. You are one creative chic Jen! I would NEVER NEVER have chosen popsicle sticks! You are right....woodgrain is so in and I love this version! Like I said....great minds think alike! :) Here's hoping both of us are into the next round!

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  21. Jennifer, I have been on vacation, etc, and have been away from the laptop for what seems like a life time. I open my email today and I have something from Young Crafters Unite. It says to go look at your card and VOTE....Whoa!!!!! Get a load of your card. I love it - I would sacrifice my scissors to make a card that cool! My husband is getting a card something like this ---- who am I kidding ---- you are just too good. Am I gushing yet? I love both cards!

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  22. A day late - but CONGRATS! I am so rooting you on to the final! Good for you!!

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