6.25.2012

Gearing Up for Gallery Idol Round 5!

Wow! I'm honestly still in shock to be posting this card today! LOL! I simply cannot thank you all enough for the incredible, amazing support you have provided. There is going to be a giveaway after all of this insanity is done, that is for sure! You have all been so encouraging, supportive, and just pretty much awesome. Just say'n. K. Enough gushing, let's get on to the card!!! YAY!!!!



This week for Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Round 5 (The FINAL ROUND!!!) we had to create interactive birthday cards. What a fun challenge! I decided to create some fun gears for my card that really work!


Gearing Up for a Happy Birthday (2)


You can see the card has four gears on it...they created with layers of paper that I cut with Sally the Cricut! I cut a few different shapes and then altered them to turn them into gears. I colored the top layers with markers and accented them with Tim Holtz gears. Making Memories brads secure the gears in place and allow them to move freely, as well!


Close Up on the Gears


You can see the tiny little crank on the bottom gear in this photo. That is a brad with a strip of paper wrapped around it and covered with embossing enamel. You can also see how the gears fit into one another in this shot! It's SO FUN!!!!


Candles


The candles are paper pieced onto the thought bubble and then I cut out the flames so the twine covered gear beneath it could be seen. As you crank the gears, the flames flickr with yellow, orange, and red twine! SO FUN!


Boy on Gear card


This little man is paper pieced! He is SUCH A CUTE LITTLE BOY!!! ACK! I just love him! Just say'n. I used papers from Echo Park, Pink Paislee, and October Afternoon along with a couple of Tombow markers to make him come to life. The ruler paper is from My Mind's Eye. All of the stamps used on this card are Stampendous! I use the adorable Gears Kiddo set, the Guys and Gears set, and the Party Invite set!


Gear shot


Here you can see, again, how the gears work with one another. You can also see the twine gear beneath the thought bubble!

Seriously, though, you guys...this card was SO MUCH FUN to create! It was a lot of trial and error to get it to work, but now that I see it done and working, it is just too cool! Just a really fun card! I hope that you love it and I would be honored to have your vote! Click on the widget at the top or bottom of this post or at the top right of my blog to head on over to vote. If you have voted previously, simply login with your username and password, if you are voting for the first time, please register and confirm your registration via the email they send you and then vote! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! You guys got me this far, now let's see what happens next!!!! Thank you!

ETA: Here is a video of the gears moving. I've added this after several requests, however, my videography skills are lacking (is that even a word??? LOL!) so I just went back and forth with the gears to show you the motion, as I had to balance the camera, hold the card in place, and move the gears all while attempting to not make you sea sick! LOL! You can see the cute flicker, though, and it's SUPER FUN! Just say'n.




Gearing Up for A Happy Birthay


Jingle Out!

50 comments:

  1. How stinkin cute!! Good luck gf..I'm off to vote for you!

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  2. Oh my GOSH your card is amazing! I am seriously in awe of your talent and your design skills. Off the charts! Great job and Good Luck!

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  3. Jenn......Your card is simply amazing! AMAZING!!! Love the twine flickering candle flames and the interactive gears. You are so talented! Good luck, girlie!

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  4. simply A - M - A - Z - I - N - G!!!

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  5. Absolutely fantastic! Voted! Good luck!!!

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  6. this is amazing...good luck girl...

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  7. Sucha fun card! :> Love those gears!

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  8. I'm so amazed at your creativity! Your card is so sweet!
    Hugs, Karin

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  9. Shut the front door....this is off the chain girl!!! LOVE!!!!!

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  10. The gears are such a cute accent, very clever!!!

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  11. just voted~awesome card. Hoping for a win for you!!!!:)

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  12. Off to vote!!

    Oh, and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

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  13. So fun! Those gears are awesome!

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  14. Good Luck! This is a really clever and fun card! Very SWEET!!!

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  15. Such a creative idea and executed perfectly! Great card, good luck in the contest!

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  16. WTG!!! Gorgeous card and I am sure you will win! Good luck ;)) x

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  17. This is totally amazing, like totally totally amazing!! Voted and have my fingers crossed for you!!

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  18. Wow!! You did an amazing job on the challenge! YOu've got my vote!

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  19. Cute little steampunk creation and so perfect for a boy's birthday! Best of luck, kiddo!

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  20. ok- wow is all i have to say! this is sooooo amazing!

    heading right now to go vote!!

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  21. This is one seriously amazing card, Jingle!!! Made my jaw hit the keyboard!!!!! Best of luck to ya!
    Hugs!
    x

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  22. WOW!!!! Absolutely incredible - love the little crank, and the twine candle flames...it's all about the little details. A-MAY-ZING :) Good luck!

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  23. awwww....loveee!!! yay!!! it let me vote this time! good luck!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  24. This is simply fantastic juingle, love the use of twine behind the candles too!! Great Job!!

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  25. Best of luck ... you got my vote!

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  26. Congrats. This is a cool card.

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  27. They are all good....but none compares to yours. Can't wait til they crown you the winner!

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  28. This is so freaking creative. Great job...love the gears/thought process.

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  29. This is so interesting and creative, you won my vote! Good luck!

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  30. OH MY CUTENESS!!! I absolutely LOVE this card. You did an AMAZING job on this. I love those gears and the fact that the candles flicker...WOW girl! You so rocked this competition!!!

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  31. Super, super cute Jingle!!! Love the gears..I used a similar idea a couple of years ago for a ferris wheel. Wishing you all the bestest of luck!!

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  32. This is really extraordinary! All the best to you with the voting!

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  33. Wow, this card is amazing! It has so many details to it, it's amazing!!

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  34. Sooo super creative. I love the gears and that adorable little guy!

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  35. This card is just too too cute...Congrats to ya!
    Got to go vote now :)

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  36. truly wonderful! your work shines. i'll hop on by for another vote. xo

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  37. Oh my! I didn't even notice the twine behind the candle flame in the FB pic...like I said there, Jen you make it so easy to vote for your creations, they are beyond perfection!

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  38. Adorable! You are really a talented card maker!

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  39. Oh wow is that ever creative! You so deserve to win. I just know you will.
    hugs Lynn

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  40. Totally beyond amazing!! What an awesome card! Never, beyond my wildest dreams, in a million years, would I come up with an idea as clever and wonderful as this one! WOW!!!

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  41. Awesome Amazing card! I voted for you :)

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  42. Absolutely amazing design Jingle! I just about fell over when I saw your entry yesterday....working gears??? WOW! This whole experience has been so fun and I've got new friends out of the deal too! Go Jingle!

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  43. super card!!!! good luck :) off to vote now!!

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  44. My goodness Jingle! Those gears are a-ma-zing!!! You are so clever! Love it!

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  45. Holy smokes — this is amazing! Great idea and such a clever card!

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  46. Wow oh wow .. what an amazingly clever card! I couldn't begin to imagine how I'd make something like it, this so proves you should be in the final five :0)
    Good luck.
    Jenny x

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