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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rockin' Out

AAHHH!!! I'm so excited! This card turned out pretty much just like I wanted it too (which is SO rare. lol).

This project is for Caardvark's shaped card challenge. The first thing I did was find a picture of a guitar (thank you, Google), then I used Illustrator to create a line drawing of it. Next, I used carbon paper to trace the shapes onto the cardstock, then I stuck it all together. Ta-da! It was actually a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be.


Okay, so the white part on the body of the guitar (it probably has a name, but I don't know what it is) is cut from a piece of glossy photo paper. I wanted it to have a little bit of a shine so that it would look different from the white pick-ups and knobs. The little... uh... thingamabobidders at the bottom and the pegs are cut from a little piece of super shiny silver cardstock that I had in my scraps.
































I didn't want to add any crazy stuff to the front of the card because I thought it looked cool as-is, so I added a pop-up sentiment to the inside. The epoxy stickers were a dollar store find. I stuck those to the acetate oval. The tricky part was mounting the acetate with the foam tape. Luckily, the "r" and "k" stickers were square-ish and you couldn't see through them. For some extra color, I put the blue star behind it.

Anywho, thanks so much for looking!

11 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Oh my goodness ... this so totally rocks ... I love the way your card opens and all of your fabulous details that make it look so real. Love it!

Carrie Gaskin said...

THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME! You are a rock star!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I am so going to agree with Carrie and Stef and say that this totally AWESOME card ROCKS!!! Amazing...definitely one of the coolest cards evah!

(-: Heidi

lauren said...

OMG! this is just jaw-droppingly fabulous! ♥LOVE♥ the card--not to mention every single one of the 1,000 little details that make it look "REAL" (which it *does!*) & then the fact that it OPENS and has that super-cool sentiment, as well!

i am, however, slightly distressed that m'colleaugues have taken all the good "ROCK" comments! oh wait, i know: miss hannah, you are a GUITAR HERO!!!!!!!(ps: thank you so much for the tip of converting a photo to a line drawing w/imaging software...what a "light bulb" moment...i would NEVER have thought of doing that!!!)

Randee E said...

You Rock'd this one for sure! LOVE it!and so would me nephew. Love the inside too! Need to go to my $1 store to see if I can find some of these goodies! Rock on!

Helen F. said...

THIS is awesome! Such a very unique
idea for opening of your card too. GREAT job on this challenge.

MMG said...

What a rockin' great idea! The details are amazing... and I love the sentiment inside: you DO rock!

Jane said...

Love this! You rocked it!

Lucy, England said...

A. MAZE. ING. WOW. This is just so clever.

Tiffany Heilman said...

OMG this is so cute! Love this guitar!

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

This is so totally cool and amazing! I agree, the front is too cool and fine the way it is...very edgy! Love the details inside and out! Yes...you are a rock-star paper crafter!!!