Saturday, November 7, 2009

You Rock

My husband is not really good at gift-giving when it comes to me but he did get it right about five years ago when he gave me a real acoustic guitar. I'd always wanted one though I don't remember really ever telling him. I took lessons for 2 years before moving and needing to use the money on other things. I really love that guitar and so have a particular soft spot for this stamp set, called You Rock.

I was given a challenge by my upline's upline's upline's upline (ha ha) to do a workshop based on an 8 card making pattern and so far have made two of the cards. Here's the first one and I love it, hope you will too. The paper pack is Twitterpated, definitely the best of our new paper sets in my humble opinion.

Cut the paper as follows:

5 1/2 by 8 1/2 colonial white cardstock, fold in half for card base

5 1/2 by 4 1/4 sweet leaf cardstock for card front

5 1/4 by 4 sorbet pattern paper

4 by 2 1/2 chocolate pattern paper

4 by 2 striped pattern paper

4 by 2 1/2 sorbet pattern paper

3 3/4 by 2 1/4 colonial white cardstock

Distress everything with chocolate ink.

Glue chocolate pattern paper in center of the large sorbet pattern paper.

Attach that to the large sweet leaf card front.

Add striped pattern paper directly in the middle of the chocolate pattern paper. Isn't it wonderful how they all go together?

Put smaller sorbet pattern paper vertically in the center of the card as shown.

Stamp the guitar on the colonial white cardstock using sweet leaf ink. Tilt it slightly to make it fit. Don't forget to use the foam cushion that comes with the stamp set under your paper.

Stamp Rock On as shown using crystal blue ink.

Use wiry sponge tool to make tiny little specks of sorbet color all over the stamped piece.

It really fills in the area so it doesn't look so blank.

Attach this to the center of the sorbet pattern paper frame.

Here are our pretty Twinkle Brads, they are actually in pastel colors, the photo doesn't show their true colors.

Add five of them to the bottom of the cards, about a 1/4 inch from the bottom.

Put a dot of glue on all the tiny chocolate brown dots on the pattern paper and cover with glitter.

This is a rocking card so we need a little glitter and shine, right? Stamp one of the other sentiments on the stamp set inside the card and attach the whole card front to the card base. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card - love the glitter accents at the end. It really does make the card twinkle and rock. Thanks Barbra