Thursday, February 24, 2011

Going Green with Taylored Expressions

Hi everybody! I'm so excited to be playing along in this month's Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past blog hop. Hopefully you started with Taylor's blog, and came to here from Charmaine's blog!
The theme for February's hop is "Going Green," so Taylor asked us to use either the color green or use a recycled element on our cards. I had an idea for a recycled element, but just couldn't make it work, so this card is all about the green. I never have enough masculine cards in my stash, so I thought I would take this opportunity to make a masculine card using the "You're My Hero" stamp set. Most of the supplies on the card are from the Rock Star key ingredients collection that was available when this stamp set first came out. I colored and cut out the guitar, then added some Ranger glossy effects for shine, like an electric guitar would. The stars were punched out of acrylic, then inked with alcohol inks. I backed them with white so the color would show. I also touched a bit of the alcohol ink to the sentiment panel for a touch of distress.
It was nice to finally get inky again after a bit of a break. I plan a full weekend of stamping this weekend, since it's Virtual Stamp Night over on Splitcoast. I'm hosting a challenge Friday night; I hope you'll join me! Find out all the details HERE. It's always a ton of un.
Thanks again for stopping by today on the hop. Your next stop is Jessica. The entire list of blogs is below, in case you get lost along the way!





Supplies:
Stamps: You're My Hero, Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copic markers, alcohol inks
Paper: Rock Star kit, choice snow white, acetate
Accessories: Star punch, alcohol inks, glossy accents, sparkle brads

17 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh that is super cool! My son would love this :D

Lea L. said...

What a cool card! I love how you've inked up the edges around the sentiment!! ♥♥♥

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I totally LOVE this!!! FAB design and I LOVE the stamps you used!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wow, what a great card! I love the paint splashed look of the greeting.

Taylor said...

Awesome card, Michelle! The colors are great and just the right amount of grunge!

Jami said...

Great masculine card! Very cool! Love the idea of the acrylic stars with alcohol ink!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

GREAT cool card! I love this design and the funky-ness of it. Great colors...everything is awesome.

Lori Craig said...

So sweet! Love that guitar! I need to pull that set out. Great selection!

Karen Motz said...

This is a perfect masculine card!!! So cool!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

This card ROCKS Michelle. Love the paper and the cut out guitar image. :o)

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a great guy card....the guitar is super cool and the stars are the perfect details!!!

Kristin said...

What a cool card! I need to get this set...Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today!

Natalie said...

Very cool, I have a couple of nephews who would love this! Love the paper and inking!

Nancy said...

Great card! Love the guitar and the pain on the sentiment.

titancia said...

That is a really cool card! It ROCKS!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great card, love the guitar and the stars!

Chris L.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute, Michelle!