Friday, January 21, 2011

You Are The Star Today!

Hello!  I have two cards for you today.  My first card goes with the title.  For a few days now, I have been around and around trying to come up with an idea for the grandson's 14th birthday.  I have so many cute animal stamps that I use on cards all the time, but for a teenage boy that tend to look to young.  So that  means they are not too young for someone 50 but they are for a 14 year old!  Go figure!  I went to my favorite source to see lots of cards in one place, Splitcoast Stampers.  I put in teenage boy in the search box and came up with quite a few ideas.  My card today is a take on one I saw there.  So let me get to it ... enjoy!

The main ingredients combines the music notes embossing folder layered over the gridlock embossing folder.  What a cool look, it is.  To make the star indention, I die-cut one of the stars with a piece of chipboard.  Then used the chipboard star to trace on the back side of the white panel and cut out the shape.  After I ran the white panel thru the music folder, I went over it with black ink, to create the black notes. But, I think the sentiment, which I was happy to find in my stash, completes the whole card.  It really ties together the music with the stars!  To the right, you can see my inside panel.   What do you think?


Paper - Cardstock White, Green, Blue, Black
Stamps - You Are the Star by Stamp Camp - Simple Sentiments Vertical Style set, Happy Birthday by Hero Arts
Ink - Versafine Black, Marvy Matchable Black (for music notes, easier to do with a smaller pad)
Tools - Sizzix (actually old Ellison) Stars die (has 4 different sizes on one die), Music Notes embossing folder by Crafts Too (purchased at Sweet Stamps booth at convention), Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades Gridlock embossing folder, Sizzix Tim Holtz bracket die

Now, on to my second card... When I first saw the music notes folder at the convention, my first thought was of a stamp from My Favorite Things that I purchased last year but have never inked up.  She is from their Jolinne line and is holding an MP3 player.  I thought I should somehow combine the two.  So, that is what I did for my second card.  It seems this year, My Favorite Things has started having some sketch challenges.  I loved the sketch last week so I printed it off, mainly just to do sometime, not really planning to enter the challenge.  So, last night when deciding what sketch to go with, I decided to do the one I had printed out.  Found out this morning, that the challenge has passed, so I won't be entering that one.  But, that is no big deal.  I still am glad I did the sketch, because I really like it and I can see me doing the layout again.  Let's get to it ... enjoy!


She is pretty cute.  Not sure why I haven't inked her before now!  The sentiment is fabulous but truthfully, I had not planned to add it to the card, until ... I added those pink pearl hearts!  And then, I thought how perfect the sentiment would be!

Paper - Black & White by Recollections Black Damask (this is a text weight 12 x12 I purchased from Michaels), Pink Dots by My Minds Eye Tickled Pink pad, Cardstock White, Black
Stamps - My Favorite Things Heart Sing Jolinne
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Tools - Crafts Too Music Notes embossing folder
Other - Heart Pearls by Hero Arts, Ribbon by Creative Impressions

That is it for me for the week.  Have a great weekend! 
Happy Stamping!


leslierahye said...

Love both cards! I really like that music folder I am thinking I might need to get me one! :D
Thanks for the inspiration!!

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