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My card is entry #6 *wink wink*

I’ve hemmed.
I’ve hawed.
I’ve tossed countless mock-ups.
I’ve listened to Eye of the Tiger no less than 12 times.
I’ve sustained myself on a diet of Fudgesicles, cherries, and sweet potato fries.
I’ve had a near death experience as I tried to sketch…and run on the treadmill at the same time.

But most importantly, I’ve made it to Round 1 of the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Competition!!!!!

My tummy is full of butterflies and my craft room is a mess but neither can compete with the excitement I feel!

Now it’s time for me to share a few details about the card I submitted for Round 1…

This weekend was a smidge on the hectic side!

My first thought for DIY  Embellishments was flowers…but I also knew I wanted to do something different and unexpected.

To ease my nerves, I decided that I needed a little Yoga. I went to class, and somewhere between my downward dog and my sun salutation, inspiration struck!

…the Yoga Card was born…
First I sketched the idea in my trusty notebook, which I took with me to class…
Then I crafted…making some tweaks along the way (initially this was going to be a birthday card)
Lord knows I love a punny card and I knew I needed to stay true to my style during the competition. This card did both. It’s clean, simple, with a cutesy sentiment: “OM is where the heart is. It’s also a little something different than anything I’ve seen before!
Making this card though?….not so simple and not so clean either.
I created each little stick figure embellie by using craft wire and pliers.
This spool of wire was my best friend all weekend long!
I used a pen cap to share their little heads.
With the heads shaped, I did some crafty wire bending to make each figure.
So here I am… alive after a weekend full of crafting…and oh so thankful to be counted amongst 19 other crafty geniuses!
Now the waiting begins … and as nervous as I am, I’d be immeasurably excited to do this all over again next weekend! Here’s hoping…
Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!!!

Now go VOTE!!!

40 thoughts on “Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Competition – Round 1

  1. wow!!! So cute – it is definitely so YOU! 😀 I love it – my daughter exclaimed – “Wow, that is SO cool!” LOL Good luck in the first round! 😀

  2. Amber, this is incredibly creative and oh-so-cute! Best of luck to you in the competition!
    Your intro gave me a good giggle as well 🙂

  3. Amber!!! I don’t even know how I did it, but I voted on THE WRONG CARD!!!!! Can you believe it? First the Wizard of Oz thing, now this… How will you ever forgive me?

    So I am crossing everything, and hoping and wishing and just willing you to move into the second round. I know you will, this card is A – MAY – ZING!!!!!!

  4. You’re freaking amazing! Seriously… All hale! This card is so fabulous, so fresh and totally innovative, it kind of hurts. Way to steal the show!

  5. You totally are the bomb diggity. And don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. I love the wire yoga poses and I love the little pop of red that adds so much. Simply amazing.

  6. No way…this is brilliant too.I love the wire figures, so neat. I’m just hopping through my blog list..(yes I follow most of the 20 finalists-good taste eh?) and the entries are amazing. How’s a girl to choose 🙂
    Jenny x

  7. This. Is. OUTSTANDING. Really, beyond brilliant! Stick figures! So old-school and so fresh and creative at the same time. You NEVER cease to AMAZE me!!! And an awesome pun to top it all off. This is what it’s all about! Best of luck!!!

  8. Love, love, love the sentiment. That alone is enough to make me want to send you on the cruise. But the stick figures and white on white really finish it off. So incredibly clever!

  9. You are amazing! The truth is I was browsing your blog last week with my sister and we were ooohing and ahhhing over all of your work. Then I saw you were in the Top 20 – no lie, you are gonna be the one to beat! You’ve got me shakin’ in my boots! Great job on thinking so creatively on this card, can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve for the next round.

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