Monday, May 26, 2014

Gallery Idol 2014 Round 2 is now open for voting!

Let Round 2 of the Gallery Idol begin! And it is all about Diecutting!

When I found out the theme for this round, I went to Pinterest for some inspiration. It was there that I came across the 'Die Cut Inlay" Technique. I will be honest. I was not familiar with that technique before this search. So the ideas started to come in. I made the first card and LOVED the technique!  I even made went on to make another! (Mainly because I was doubting my creation, but also because I had so much fun!)

So here is the card I submitted for Round 2 (and it was the first card I made using the technique):

To create the 'inlayed' target, I nested all the circle dies and ran them through the machine with two different papers. I separated the circles and re-created the target design alternating the paper.  Other dies used on this card were the heart die and the pendant die.

The finishing touches included the sentiment (made with both stamps and stickers). Wood veneers are attached using twine.

I truly appreciate you visiting my blog. I hope you will take a look at the other 19 talented designers! You can take a look at all the entries HERE. Please take the time to vote for your favorite! 

Have a great day! 

Crate Paper -  Love Notes
Spellbinders - Circles and Pendant Dies
Sizzix - Heart Dies
Studio Calico - Wood Veneers
Trendy Twine - Totally Natural
Sweet Stamp Shop - Wheely Like You
My Mind's Eye Word Stickers

Playing along with the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room - Anything Goes
Scrapbooker PhD Challenge  - Die cuts
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes


  1. Congrats on the top 20, Jessica! Your card is really cute! I love the twine trail to the arrow!

  2. Very sweet! Loving that twine on the arrow and the veneers!

  3. What a sweet & fun card, Jessica! Can't wait to meet you sometime this summer. :)

  4. So lovely Jessica! Love the bullseye and sweet papers!

  5. Love the bullseye and the inlayed technique. Such a sweet anniversary card! Good Luck!

  6. This is such a fun card! I just love your target and all your fun details! :)

  7. Love this card- I'd left you a comment on the Gallery Idol page but it's not showing! I love how the arrow is connected with the card using the thread. Such a lovely card! x

  8. Such a fun and playful card!! Love your inlaid die cutting technique!

  9. So cute! I love the way you looped the string! Thanks for joining us at Scrapbooker PhD this week! Hugs, Cathy

  10. Just learned of this technique also and I want to try it. You made an ADORABLE much love!

  11. Now I have a new technique to try! :) Great card!

  12. Such a fun and lovely design! Love all the details you added here. Good luck to you. May

  13. It is so lovely and warm heart!! I just love it!! Good Luck!!

  14. This is very cool! I love the target off the page and the wood veneer people. Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge. Hope you play with us again soon. Nance, DT

  15. The wood is such a wonderful touch. I love the way you mixed pattern and color. And the concept is just fantastic. Thanks for joining ScrapbookerPhD's Die Cut challenge.