Monday, May 16, 2011

Rock Out One Of These Jammin Cards!

Here is a really fun card idea for anyone who has a favorite rockstar or group!

Select their favorite star and build a theme around it with coordinating colored and printed papers. I created this one for a friend that LOVES Bruce Springsteen, she was so thrilled!

** It would also be really cool to use a photo of your friend and make them into the rockstar! :) **

Pick an artist and get creative!

Below are pictures, materials and details on how you can create one of these fun cards.

I used files for everything but the Bruce image.

SVG Files Used:

*Breezy Backyard Lever Cards - Sailboat Card (use only the card pieces, outside, inside, 2 brackets and interior. (in scal keep all proportions as they are)

Jamies Favorite Things:

* Use the record files - 33_top, 33_middle and 33_bottom
* (to size record, click keep proportions and then size to
W 3.569, this will fit the inside of the lever card)
* When you glue on the record, lay the lever card flat and center it

* Design tip: To give the record a more realistic look, I used a
black and white stripped paper for the middle section.

* Use the guitar file: guitar_top and guitar_bottom
(to size guitar click, keep proportions and then size to W 1.260)

Birthday Elements:

* Use file - hbdaycircle. svg _ (1) to size it, click, keep proportions, then size to W 4.760, cut off any excess you do not need. (see picture of card)

I embossed the brackets with my CuttleBug and used the "Allegro" folder. It gave a nice touch by adding texture with music notes.

I found an image I liked of Bruce, sized it to fit this layout, printed it, cut it out and gave it a shadow using black card stock that I cut to fit, by hand.

Papers I selected to use for this card

Screen shot of some of the selected SVG files laid out in Sure Cuts A Lot.

Once I lay out all my plans in SCAL, I cut all my papers to size and adhere them to my cutting mats. If I can, I like to use one mat for each page of my SCAL layout, then cut in order.
(this just makes it easier and you will not miss anything)

After everything is cut out, lay out your pieces, organize them in the order you want to glue them together. Then you are ready to assemble. I like to use Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, It dries fast, yet gives enough time to maneuver things to fit just right.

When finished you will have a rockin card! :)

I can't wait to make another one of these cards in a different style.

Check back soon as I should have a "Sweet" new project :)