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Gallery Idol Round 2: Fresh Soda Card using Die-cutting

by May Park-

Happy Monday! I am so thrilled that I made the Top 20 in Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2014 card contest! There were 20 cards selected from 400 cards submitted in the Open Auditions last week. I am so honored that my card was one of them. Thank you all so much for your support and sweet comments on my music themed card.

Now it’s time to focus on round two! The theme is to create a card that features die-cutting. Then I decided to use both machine-cutting and die-cutiing to create a fun summer card. Here we go with my version of this challenge:


Today is Memorial day! It’s also a day when we kick off the unofficial start of the Summer season with BBQ’s and all kinds of outdoor activities. That reminded me of drinking some soft drink at the pool or beach. Yes, I don’t drink alcohol. 😉

That’s the path I came up the idea for a soft drink themed card using Silhouette cutting machine along with my own random wave pattern. Doesn’t it look like a orange soda bottle floating in the water? Looks so cool! I’m so happy with how my card turned out. Hope you like it, too!


This is how I put together my card. 1)Cut a piece of yellow cardstock and heat emboss it using Clear Ultra Thick Enamel embossing powder from Ranger. 2)Punch out some tiny circles using Crop A Dile punch and adhere the yellow panel onto the card base. 3)Create the bottle image using Silhoutte design studio and cut it out using Silhouette cutting machine. 4)Heat emboss the sentiment from My Favorite Sentiments using white embossing powder.

5)Draw some random waves on the blue panel using white gel pen. (I masked the sentiment using sticky tape.) 6)Place the blue panel over the card base using foam tape. Die cut the letters using alphabet dies from Avery Elle and cut out the water drop images using Silhouette cutting machine. (I bought the rain cloud cutting file from Silhouette store, and I adjusted the file to get the shape I wanted.) Then adhere them onto the card and apply some glossy accents over them.


Here is a closer look at my card. I really love the condensation effect that enamel heat embossing created! It looks fabulous in real life. I also love the glossy look on the letters. Hope you can catch the gorgeousness from the photo above. 🙂

Well, it’s now time for you to go vote. Please go HERE to check out all the amazing entries, then vote for your favorite! If you think you want to vote for mine, then you can find a direct link to my entry HERE! That’s all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


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  3. Paige

    Hey! This is really awesome! You are super creative. I love that your card portrays a soda bottle! It is really cute! 🙂 Have you ever met up with a group of people to teach them how you do these? 🙂

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  7. Archana Bhurke

    Your summer fun card is fantafabulous. ITS surely a winner. Loved it.

    29 . May . 2014
  8. Jen W.

    May, this is brilliant! I love the way you created the bubbly look of the soda and your wavy lines are so cool!

    28 . May . 2014
  9. Lalo

    Such a fun card…for real! It’s super creative and fun!!!

    28 . May . 2014
  10. Joyce M.

    Congratulations. This is a fabulous card, and I continue to be astounded by your creativity.

    27 . May . 2014
  11. Sabrina Alery

    This is so fabulous! The embossing looks like condensation on the outside of the bottle! Good luck, May!!

    27 . May . 2014
  12. Marcie S.

    SO fun and cheerful! It really stands out in the gallery! Love it!

    27 . May . 2014
  13. kerenbaker

    Hey! Love this so much- fresh, vibrant and clever. Love the embossing powder acting as condensation! Good luck! x

    27 . May . 2014
  14. Jessica Pascarella

    What a fun CAS card! Love the details!

    27 . May . 2014
  15. tsurutadesigns

    This turned out so fun…awesome colors and design!

    27 . May . 2014
  16. Catered Crop

    Wow, wow, wow! This is freakin’ amazing – but I knew it would be. You are amazing. I love all the textures and details. Makes me thirsty for an orange drink, it’s so yummy. I voted – you deserve to win it all!

    26 . May . 2014
  17. Jill

    Such a fun summery card May! Makes me want a soda! Love the detailed waves you made 🙂 and the colors rock! Good luck to you! 🙂

    26 . May . 2014
  18. Julie H RejoicingCrafts

    Wow May!! It is so COOL and real summer card!! AMAZING!! I just love it. Good luck!!

    26 . May . 2014
  19. Lysa

    So CUTE May! I love the texture of the orange soda (which makes me want to have one soon!) Good Luck!

    26 . May . 2014
  20. Vera Wirianta Yates

    May, this is awesome!! Love the texture, looks like real drink!

    26 . May . 2014
  21. Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

    This is totally a winner! Love it!!

    26 . May . 2014
  22. Miriam Prantner

    Great cut and love this fresh, bright card. Wonderful texture from the embossing and glossy accents and I loved the lines you drew in!

    26 . May . 2014
  23. Jocelyn Olson

    Fun really describes your card! I love how cheerful it is. 🙂 There are so many fun details on this card–thanks for sharing the step-by-step.

    26 . May . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks for your comment! I’m so glad that you loved my card! 🙂

      26 . May . 2014
  24. susannev2014

    Congratulations on making the Top 20! Your soda card is totally amazing and looks like a winner to me!

    26 . May . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much, Susanne! Your sweet comment means a lot to me. 🙂

      26 . May . 2014
  25. hannelie

    Congratulations May!

    26 . May . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks, Hannelie!

      26 . May . 2014

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