Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Love Rocks Card

Yesterday I was going about my day when I received a phone call from a friend that had forgotten an Anniversary. She needed a card and this is what I came up with...

It is a card that I call "Love Rocks". My inspiration for this card was simply that I wanted to play with my new die cuts and supplies from Tim Holtz.

I started this card off by using pattern paper from the DCVW Paperstack called, Rockstar. There is alot of fun paper in this stack. If you have teens or young adults to create for, this collection is perfect.

Along the edge I used Tissue Tape in Symphony by Tim Holtz to cover the spine of the card. Tissue tape is so easy to use. If you mess up it comes off easily yet still sticks when reapplied. Very forgiving stuff... Love it!

You can see the Tissue Tape better from this photo above.

Next, I put together the Die Cut from Tim's Collection called "Heart Wings", after I cut it out using grunge board. The wings were painted with Crackle Paint by Ranger in White. After it started to dry I sped the process up a bit by taking the heat tool to it. Then I wanted just a touch of silver so I used a acrylic paint in Metallic Pearl White. Very pretty. The heart itself gets its look from Distress Embossing Powder in the color Fired Brick, and then Distress Ink by Ranger in Black Soot was applied to the sides. To finish the die off I painted the crown with a Paint Dabber by Ranger in Gold and added clear gems by Recollections. I wish I could tell you the name of the  paper that I used to back the heart but I found it in my scraps. I now wish I would have used the tissue tape that I used for the spine.

I used the letters from a alphabet set that I have from Pressed Petals called Scrap Metal. This is really fun stuff and adds a lot of dimension. It even has a little bling of its own.

You can see the thickness of the alphabet letters in the photo above pretty well. To finish off this card I added a few leftover musical themed stickers here and there to bring out the theme of the background paper a little better. Then I tied some coordinating fibers where the pattern paper and the tissue paper meet along the side by the fold of the card.

This card was a lot of fun and satisfied my need to play with some of my new stuff. Well, until today that it. I am off to create for a few challenges I have signed up for.

Until Next Time... Take Care! 


  1. Sherry, what a fantastic card! You are a creative genius to think it up so quickly. The way you did all the detail work is so gorgeous. The die cuts are great. I know this one will really be a hit.

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love all the details and the crackle on the wings is so perfect! Very awesome piece. I will send you a PM on your e-mail about the GC haunted!

  3. AWESOME!!! This is stunning. I especially love the crackled wings.

  4. I love it! Thanks for sharing all the details...

  5. I always love the results that turn out when we just want to "play". This is lovely, Sherry! I love all the Tim Holtz stuff.

  6. lucky friend that you are able to come up with such a gorgeous card on short notice--love how you put together all of these products for a fantastic result. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Helene

  7. It rocks! Actually, it sort of reminds me of a tattoo..which is also cool!
    I really like the crackle wings!
    Great job!

  8. I just gave you an award ( it's actually a combo of two) http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/2010/09/im-bad-blogger-and-hoos-birthday-card.html

  9. oh wow this is simply stunning love the wings so effective hugs cheryl xxxx

  10. Beautiful!!! It also appears as though Love has wings and Love is King ;-)


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