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Heavy Metal Happy Birthday

Another masculine card, this one done in a bit of a rush because my mojo went AWOL again and I was running out of time. Rather than taking part in an online challenge, I decided to challenge myself to use a particular set of stamps which I’ve had for a while but haven’t used much.

The embossing folder is one I bought in a sale a while ago, too, but hadn’t used. The embossing is really deep: 
Stamps: Inkadinkado Rockstar, greeting stamp unknown
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Gray Flannel
Cuttlebug Retro Circles embossing folder
Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs, Papermania
Brads: Dawn Bibby Designs

You Rock!

My son turned 14 the other day (where on earth has that time gone?!) As he’s a very keen guitarist & loves rock music, Inkadinkado’s Rockstar stamp set is perfect and was bought with him in mind. But when I came to make the card I was short of inspiration until I saw this card which was based on a sketch.

The backing paper was made with a combination of inks & various masks and stamps. The main image was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy then clear embossed. Charms wouldn’t normally be appropriate for a teenage boy but this one came from a set by Crafty Bitz which has a few good ones for rock music-themed cards.
Cardstock: Bazzill, Xerox Colotech Plus
Main image stamps: Inkadinkado Rockstar #98693
Inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy, Versacolor Charcoal, Versafine Onyx Black
Charm: Crafty Bitz MT165

Dad – you rock!

I’ve not done much card making for the last couple of weeks as my mojo seemed to have gone on its holidays. Sunday being Father’s Day, though, means I have two cards to make for my husband & father-in-law (sadly my own Dad passed away nearly 4 years ago). This one is for my husband from our son. As they share a love of rock music – the louder the better! – the Rock Star stamps by Inkadinkado seemed very appropriate.

The letters started out as bare chipboard which I coloured with a black Promarker then used 2 coats of clear UTEE to give them shine & dimension.  The star is hand cut out of the card front (I really must buy some Nestie stars!) & backed with black mirri but that looked a bit boring so I drew some dots round the outside with a black pen; don’t look too closely at them, they’re a bit wonky because so many dots made my eyes go funny!
Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Ink: Versafine Black
Stamps: Inkadinkado 98693 Rock Star 
Mirri card & chipboard numbers from stash

Rock Star Red

This had to be a quick card – my son only told me at 9pm last night that it had been his friend’s birthday yesterday!  As his friend plays the electric guitar it was an ideal opportunity to test out my first Ebay purchase: Inkadinkado Rock Star stamps. A card I’d seen recently in red, black & kraft was the inspiration for the colour theme.

I started with the main image, which was stamped in Pearlescent Poppy Brilliance Ink then embossed.  The embossing was a bit uneven but as I planned to make the card quite grungy I decided to just go with it and sponged round the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink:
The background was a combination of more stamps from the Inkadinkado set, and stars sponged through a mask, all with Pearlescent Poppy again which I discovered isn’t pearlescent on kraft cardstock!  The greeting was created in Craft Artist 2 Professional using Retro Rock Poster font.
Cardstock: Papermania Kraft, Xerox Colotech 300gsm, black from stash
Inks: Pearlescent Poppy Brilliance, Distress Black Soot
Embossing Powder: Papermania
Mask: maker unknown

Vintage Car

Another card which was the result of experimenting well outside my comfort zone, but which I thoroughly enjoyed making. The backing paper was made using an Imagination Crafts Diamond background stencil, sponging through it with various Distress & Memento inks.  When it was finished I didn’t like the white background so I brayered over it with Distress Antique Linen.  Straight edges to the paper just didn’t look right somehow, so I tore them & re-inked the edges with Antique Linen again.

The main image from Inkadinkado was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto an Inkylicious tag which was sponged round the edges with Distress Antique Linen.  I replaced the original string with twine.

The numbers started out as bare chipboard which I gessoed (is there such a word?!), embossed in my Cuttlebug & inked repeatedly until the colour was fairly close to the Kraft base card – closer than the photos would have you believe.  I also sponged round the edges of the base card to add a little bit of extra depth.
More experiments to follow!

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Stencil: Imagination Crafts Diamond
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle, Toffee Crunch, Distress Antique Linen.

Inspired by Craft Stamper

This card, for my sister-in-law, was inspired by a magazine article. It didn’t quite go according to plan because it was supposed to be a one-layer card, similar to the one by Chrissie Stokes on page 22 of the July 2012 issue of Craft Stamper. I can’t believe I’ve never found Chrissie’s blog before but I’ll be a regular visitor from now on!

Anyway, back to the card.  I stamped the flourishes & butterflies with Versamark & embossed them with Cosmic Shimmer white embossing powder.  Then I used ink dusters to brush on Adirondack Denim & Lettuce inks, then stamped more butterflies in the same colours.  The mistake I made was in using low tack masking tape to mask off the area I wanted to stamp; it wasn’t low tack enough & took off some of the top layer of the card.  Also some of the ink seeped under the tape and resulted in blurry edges. I didn’t want to waste it so I trimmed & mounted it on a new card blank.  A few flat backed pearls, a stamped greeting, and it was done.

Stamps: Inkadinkado & Imagination Crafts