Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rhythm & Soul Day 3

Welcome to the June Papertrey Ink Countdown Day 3. Today I'm sharing my final card featuring the guitar. I know my posts have been a little guitar heavy, but this last one is very important to me. You see today is my dad's birthday. If you read yesterday's post you'll remember that Dad was a big influence when developing the concept for this set and I was so excited to find that the stamps would arrive just in time to make him a birthday card.

So, to start today's card I stamped the guitar onto Aqua Mist Bitty Boxes Patterned Paper, Kraft cardstock, and white cardstock. I trimmed out just the body of the guitar from the Aqua Mist, the entire image from the Kraft, and layered the white with a mat of Dark Chocolate cardstock. I adhered the Aqua Mist image to the Kraft image and then mounted that whole piece to the white layer with foam adhesive.

Next, I made a base out of Kraft cardstock and repeatedly stamped the block of text from Background Basics: Newsprint with VersaMark to give it an all-over pattern. Then, I stamped the line image from Background Basics: Retro with Fresh Snow ink about a third of the way from the top of the card. I love this lined strip with the guitar because it reminds me of a blank music staff. That sort of coordination is such fun! Anyway, my next step was to layer a knotted strip of Aqua Mist twill over the top of the linear images and mount the guitar panel to the base with foam adhesive. The final step was to stamp the birthday sentiment in the bottom corner using Dark Chocolate ink and to add a little embellishment to the guitar with colored pencils. I think Dad will love it.

Thank you for visiting and checking out today's project! I'll see you tomorrow for day four of the June countdown. For more amazing projects featuring new stamps for this month make sure to check out Nichole, Dawn, Heather, Maile, Melissa's blogs. Ta-ta!

Stamps: Rhythm & Soul (available June 15th), Background Basics: Newsprint, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; white
Patterned Paper: Aqua Mist Bitty Boxes - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Aqua Mist Twill - Papertrey Ink; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Foam Adhesive - Scotch


Jen Carter said...

Lizzie this is just so cute!! I am so happy for you! You made such a neat set and one that many people have asked for!! I love your card and the blue guitar!

Kathy Mc said...

WTG, Lizzie! I'm sure your dad will love his card and be so proud of you for doing such an awesome job of designing this stamp set. Super job!

Debbie Gaydos said...

So sweet! I LOVE the guitar done in the bitty box pattern, and how clever the way you paper pieced it together! Awesome.... he will LOVE it!

Amy Kolling said...

Beautiful card Lizzie!!! What a fun set you have designed! Congrats on this opportunity!!!!

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Unknown said...

I love this card, so perfect!