Friday, April 6, 2012

Rock Star Background Tutorial

Hi everyone! Samantha here, with another tutorial for you today. I would like to call this one the rock star background. It reminds me of rock stars because it is all dark and metallic with a pop of a trendy color :)

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One Two Three Stamp Set
Bold Sentiments I stamp set
VersaMark or other embossing ink
Teal Metallic Zing embossing powder
Heating tool
Black cardstock
Teal cardstock
Teal ink
White cardstock
One Two Three stamp coordinated SVG Cut File
powder tray and scrap paper

1. Cut out the One Two Three stamp coordinated number 5. Stamp die cut with the number 5 stamp from the One Two Three stamp set using teal ink. If you do not have an electronic die cutter that accepts SVG files, then you can simply stamp the 5 onto white cardstock and trim it out by hand.

2. Stamp sentiment from the Bold Sentiments I stamp set onto a strip of teal cardstock using teal ink for a tone on tone look.
 3. Emboss the number 5 stamp across the entire surface of your card front, using Teal Metallic Zing, VersaMark, scrap paper, heating tool, and powder tray.  I chose to stamp two 5's at a time using the VersaMark and then cover them with powder, heat, and repeat. I didn't want the ink to dry so working in sections like that helped ensure good coverage with the embossing powder.

 Here is the background once it is all stamped and embossed with the 5 stamp:

5. Cut the teal strip with the sentiment on it, into a banner shape and attach it to the card front with the stamped number 5.

And here is a look at the finished card:

 This card would be perfect for a little rock star in your life :) You could swap out the number depending on the age of the child.

Michelle will be here tomorrow with another fun project to share with you. Have a great day!

Tamie has a nice manly Mustache Madness card to share with you.

Vera has a bright Mustache Madness card to share today!

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  1. I think this is the perfect card for lots of little boys I know!!

  2. Samantha - Love how the teal really pops on the black cardstock. Super cute card!!