6.02.2014

Gallery Idol 2014: Round 3 {Stencils}

Round 3 of Gallery Idol has officially opened up for voting. EEEEEEEK! This is such a fun ride, I have to say. It's so fun being challenged, pushing yourself to think outside the box, cheering on fellow crafty friends and anticipating the results. I wish it never ended!

This round, we were challenged to use stencils. I knew immediately I wanted to use embossing paste. It is such a fun medium to play with, almost like being a kid again!
Poppy Ombre Hello Card
I started with using a Crafter's Workshop stencil and black glossy embossing paste. I also mixed white embossing paste with various gray inks so I could apply the pastes and get an ombre affect, as it goes lighter to darker. 

I stamped the Unity Stamp Company Donna Poppy with the black outline, then placed a Tim Holtz stencil over and blended Fired Brick Distress Ink over the flower, carefully staying within the lines of the stamp outline. I then fussy cut and adhered it to the card base with a gold Lawn Fawn leaf die tucked behind. 

The Hello die is from WPlus9. I wanted to tie in the gold, but it needed a shadow effect to stand out, so I die cut it in black and glued the two pieces together. 

Finished off the card with some red enamel dots and a black strip on the right side to give the perfect balance. 

I hope you enjoy my card for this round, and of course would LOVE your votes to keep me moving on! Thank you so much for supporting my work. xoxo

16 comments:

Jingle said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

Shelly said...

STUNNING! You're blowing me away with your creations!!! lol This one pretty much made my jaw hit the floor! ;) You're ROCKIN' it! Best of luck to you!

Jaclyn Miller said...

My favorite card of the bunch Erin! I love the red, black and gold together and the fun geometric ombre background. Way to hit it out of the park this round.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I love the ombre, such a bold graphic design!

kristie sessions said...

Erin, I really love your card. It is so striking and bold, which is my favourite! I love the ombre embossing paste and the bright poppy. Very striking design. A winner for sure!

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Jocelyn Olson said...

You know I love this card!! :) The ombre is incredible, and the stenciling on the flower adds that extra something. Yeah!!

keren said...

This is so stunning- a card with a massive punch. Love the ombre embossing paste & that big bright poppy!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, this is so beautiful

Lysa said...

I love this! It gives a slight retro vibe with a big vibrant punch of modern style- FABULOUS! Good Luck!

~amy~ said...

So pretty...love the ombre!

Jingle said...

This is AWESOME!!! I love it! The gold and the bold colors.. fabulous! So you!

Sabrina Alery said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Jill said...

Oh my word-your execution is always so flawless--amazing card Erin! So so well done! Good luck to you! :)

Lindsey said...

Stunning!!!!