Monday, June 11, 2012

Round 3 Gallery Idol!

Hello!  Hope your having a terrific day!  :>  I am so excited to be here with my entry for Gallery Idol Round 3!  

The challenge was to make a Feminine and Masculine card with the same product!  I decided to use the new Indie Chic Collection by My Mind's Eye, my LSS just got it in and I love it!  Here are my cards:

I love how the papers work so well for both a feminine and masculine card! I absolutely love the blues, browns and the pop of yellow! I used my favorite technique heat embossing for both! For both cards I used paper strips but with different designs and really like how it turned out!

Your So Special Indie Chic Feminine Card:

I heat embossed the flower trio in white and painted them in with inks!  It's my favorite way to color, it can be as fast as you want it to be or you can take your time and play with it!  You already may know how to do this but in case you don't here is a photo (in the photo the flowers are in brown so you can see better)

I inked up a clear block with some die ink and sprayed the other corner with water/perfect pearl mix and using a small paint brush (because the flowers are smaller) I painted the flowers in!  Easy peasy!  I really like to use water that's mixed with perfect pearls as I find it blends better and has a sheen to it but you can just use water.  For this card I not only used paper strips but I did a two strips of lace!  :>  

Father Indie Chic Masculine Card

I also heat embossed but with chestnut powder onto the pattern paper the train.  I love how heat embossed images just pop on patterned paper! For the sentiment I wanted to just use the word Father actually cut up a clear sentiment "Happy Father's Day".  I can put it together still on a clear block to use the whole sentiment together in one line, or I can just use the Father like I did here, or I even can break up the sentiment on two lines!  The bright yellow twine I think adds a pop to the card!  For the paper strips when I glued them on to help me glue it straight I used my paper trimmer to help me line it up:

I hope I've explained both cards well let me know if you have any questions!


Your so special feminine card:

Stamps:  All Hero Arts: Pattern Hearts and Flowers, Year Round Sentiments
PP:  Indie Chic (Nutmeg) Collection by My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzill Kraft
Ink:  Versamark, Stream Adirondack, Tumbled Glass by Ranger, Dandelion by Memento, Chocolate Chip by Stampin Up
White embossing powder by Hero Arts
Water and Perfect Pearls mist
Mat Stack die by Papertret Ink
Lace by Hero Arts
Pearls by Recollections
Scrapbook Adhesives:  foam dimensionals

Father Indie Chic Masculine card

Stamps:  All Hero Arts:  Past Times, Celebrate Everyday
PP:  Indie Chic (Nutmeg) collection by My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzill Kraft
Twine by the Twinery
Die by Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Chocolate Chip by Stampin Up, Versamark
Chestnut Zing Embossing Powder by American Crafts
Scrapbook Adhesives:  foam dimensionals

I hope that you like my cards and I really hope that you vote for me!  :>  I would love to make to to the next round be one of the top 10!  :>  


Thank you for visiting today!!!!!


Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful Anita! Your coloring is amazing, and I love the added touch of some lace/pearls to the feminine card. Great set!

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Annette Allen said...

wow you did the cards you designed...Good Luck.. :)

Lin said...

Well done, Anita - beautiful cards!

JJ Bolton said...

For the love of inked roses! Love it! Such a beautiful take on the challenge Anita!

It's been so much fun playing along with you!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous Anita, good luck!!

Jingle said...

Very nice cards, Anita! Love the pretty blues and yellows together!

Elena said...

gorgeous cards, you Stamp-It cover-girl, you :) so glad to be in this with you!

joscelyne cutchens said...

aaaaand. i love your flowers even more. so rich and beautiful. LOVE! xoxo

~amy~ said...

soooo very FAB Anita:)

Sue McRae said...

Great designs for this round Anita!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful cards Anita! Congrats, congrats, congrats!! You're awesome!

Kelly said...

these are fantastic!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful cards, Anita! Those papers are amazing and I love how you coloured the flowers to match.

jennfontaine said...

You totally rocked this challenge! Such great cards- both of them! I love the train image and the left side piece.
For the feminine care, you did an amazing job with the flowers! Nice touch with the lace too. The paper sure is great!

Cindy C. said...

Wow these are amazing! Best of luck!

Lindsey said...

Terrific pair of cards! Beautiful papers to choose, too. Best of luck!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Beautiful cards, Anita! I am loving the papers you picked--they work so well for both men and women! The flowers are absolutely stunning!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are absolutely perfect, Anita! Love, love, LOVE that color palette, and your pennants are so hip!

Barb said...

They are both awesome, Anita! Great job on this challenge! You used those fab papers so perfectly! BEST of luck to you!!!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love your color. It is amazing Anita!!

Dawn T said...

way to go Anita. I love these both and I wish you all the best for the next round. I've voted for you already. Hope you go all the way

Karen B. said...

Congratulations Anita, these two cards are a fabulous take on the challenge at hand!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how you were able to get a traditionally masculine color scheme to look feminine! Nice job on both cards!

Taheerah said...

These are both so funky Anita!! I love how you used the Spiral Notebook die on its side for your masculine card,and love how you used the strips of patterned paper to tie both cards together! Great entry!!

Maureen Morton said...

Amazing, Anita! Love both of these and really appreciate the details on how you created them. This is such a whirlwind contest....are you even sleeping? You are doing so great - 3 cheers!

Greta said...

You nailed it, Anita! 2 fabulous cards-1 clearly feminine & 1 clearly masculine. To tell you the truth, when they did this in PC Mag I didn't think they were all very good examples, but these are terrific! Good luck on Idol!

Robin K. said...

Sooooo happy you made it to the next round Anita!!! I just got this MME Indie Chic 6 x 6 pad too - looooove how you've used it in your 2 fab cards!!! I'll be voting and squeezing for you :)

Amy Kolling said...

Just Beautiful Anita! I love your flowers colored like that. I have perfect pearls but have NEVER used it! I need to try it as this is stunning!


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