Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rock Star Birthday

Inspiration 20110320_RockStar

Well, I'm getting started on my April cards - and one of the first is a young man who LOVES music. I saw this new Stampavie stamp in the craft store on Friday, and immediately thought of Patrick (I'm sure he doesn't ready my blog, so I'm going to show it today).

Then to choose a layout, I went to the SCS Sketch Challenge, and found challenge 322. This is a fun card - one that can be made in a short period of time. Hope you enjoy!


Note: Finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”


Brilliant Blue (SU!):  4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
Jackpot DSP (SU!):  1 3/4” x 5”, plus a 3” x 4” piece
Yo Yo Yellow (SU!):  1 3/4” x 4 3/4”, plus a 3” x 4” piece, and a 2” x 2” square
Real Red (SU!):  3” x 4 3/4”
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey Ink):  3” x 4”
Whisper White (SU!):  3” x 3”


Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Real Red (SU!)
Brilliant Blue (SU!)


I'm a Rock Star! (Stampavie) Rock Star (Inkadinkado)


Classic Ovals (Small) Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Deckled Ovals (Large) Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Star Punch (SU!)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International) Scissors
Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch) Scor-Pal
Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars)



Stamp the rock star on the large white panel, using black ink. Color with COPICS, and trim the image closely.

Here are the COPIC colors I used:

Jeans B0000, B32, B34
T-Shirt B34, B37
Shirt Y0000, Y08
Guitar R0000, R46
Skin E000, E00, RV10
Hair E41, E43, E47
Shoes W00, W2


Stamp the sentiment twice on the lighter weight white paper - once in red, and once in blue. Then cut out the blue word "rock", and the red word "star".

Punch a star out of yellow paper, and attach the words to the star.


Step 1: Mount the long patterned paper rectangle on the card front, followed by the yellow rectangle, and the large red rectangle.

Step 2: Cut a deckled oval from the patterned paper, and a plain oval from yellow paper. Run the yellow oval through the die cutter again to emboss it.

Step 3: Mount the patterned oval, and yellow oval on top of the large red rectangle.

Step 3: Add the rock star on the yellow oval.

Step 3: Finish it off with the star sentiment in the lower left corner.20110320_RockStar_Inside

Final Touches

I often use the computer to generate a unique saying for the inside of cards - there are so many cool fonts available, it's fun to find one to match the theme of greeting.

For this card I used Microsoft Word to create a text box, with blue borders, and a red greeting with a "rock star" font for the word "rockin'."

I cut another patterned paper panel, measuring 4" x 5 1/4", and mounted it inside. I closely trimmed the text box, and added it on top of the patterned panel.

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Helen said...

This is a really cool card. I oldest grandson would love a card like this for his birthday! Thanks for the inspiration.

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