June 03, 2013

Gallery Idol, Round 2

Well, it's Round 2 of PaperCrafts Gallery Idol and the challenge was to design a card for Dad.  While I came up with my idea of what I wanted to create, it was quite the ordeal getting to the point of completion.  The hamster in my head is exhausted!  LOL!  Anyway, time to reveal my card.



This card is for my Dad.  He has a thing for remotes and is known in our family as the Gadget Man.    Now I'm certainly far from being technically inept but I won't go near his TV remotes!   Its just beyond me.  LOL!  I didn't have a stamp or die of a remote control so I had to make my own.  I cut out three rectangles, two grey and one black and rounded the corners with my corner punch.  Using a variety of hole punches and circle cutters I made the buttons for the remote and used some Glossy Accents for dimension.  This was all a little fiddly and time consuming but worth it in the end.  The sentiment was computer generated.  The strip of paper with the circuit board pattern I found online at a free vector graphic site.  There's tons of these online.  Just do a google search.  I coloured the circuit board strip with my Spectrum Noir markers (TB2 and TB3).  All that was then attached to a white panel and then a white card base.  It seems so simple but took me two days from concept to completion!  I hope you all like it and will join in the voting process.  It starts at noon (MDT) on Monday June 3rd (today!). You can do that HERE.

I can still hardly believe I'm a part of this competition.  There are some amazing designers in the Top 20 and I'm honored to be among them.  :-)

Thanks for all your wonderfully kind words and support!

Have a fabulous day!

15 comments:

  1. Perfect card for EVERY dad I know! Love it!

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  2. so clever. love the every details of this card. Good luck!

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  3. Super awesome entry, Kim! My daughter thinks yours is so very COOL!! Good luck! It's been a fun ride, huh? HUGS!

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  4. Your paper remote is fantastic! And I love the dad-ism sentiment, too! Good luck!

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  5. This is super clever Kim!!! Love the idea so much and the card so fantastic!!!

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  6. This is the coolest card! I know my husband would LOVE it!! Great idea!! Good luck!

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  7. That is so cool how you made this card! I thought you used a die-cutting file--that is amazing how you created it! Love it, Kim!

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  8. I so agree with your card definition of dad, Kim! Love the paper remote. Great idea and very well executed. All the best:)

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  9. Your remote looks great!

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  10. What a great sentiment and that remote idea was executed perfectly! Good luck to you!! x

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  11. Another excellent card, Kim! Again, congratulations! Like I said, no matter what happens now, it's an absolute honor and thrill to be chosen in the Top 20 out of 240!! And this clever card, so well executed, is another winner to me! Way to go!!

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  12. Your card is fantastic - you got my vote! You can be soooo proud to be in the top 20 and the way I see it you may just make it to the top!

    Thanks for the tip with the challenges - I'll check them out.

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  13. Wait . . . what?! You punched out all of the pieces to that remote?!! I am officially gobsmacked! This is absolutely brilliant and beyond phenomenal, Kim! Wishing you the best in this and all future rounds!

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  14. Kim...I'll say my congrats here, but I want you to know I loved your previous post and card, too! This one is just as awesome!!! Good luck to you, my friend...I'm so excited for you!!!

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