This blog post title comes from a Dead Milkmen song I grew up with: “Punk Rock Girl.” 🙂 I have a friend who dresses kind of punk but also really likes Lady Gaga’s music, so when I made her a card I wanted it to be something she’d appreciate. She loves watermelon flavored Sour Patch candy so I sent her three boxes and a new tooth-brush in case she got excited and ate all of them in one day. I’m hoping she’ll ration them!
So, here’s the fun, punk- and Gaga-inspired card I made for her. I used every different kind of black, silver or pink ribbon I could find at home. I also used some cute cassette tape printed ribbon made by Cosmo Cricket! The paper is all from DCWV’s Rock Star mat stack. I used a silver paint pen to highlight the paper edges and added staples, silver brads, sticky silver crystals and a pretty flower my friend Christine made (I’m re-purposing it!):
I glued the top edge and scored it, then colored it with my silver paint pen and punched holes in it with a regular hand hole punch. I wanted it to look kind of like a school notebook. Here is the inside, before I added my message – I used stamps from CTMH “Star Power”:
Here is a card I made for my friend Rebecca. Early last month we took a trip to Portland, OR and as she made a purchase at every store, she’d ask me for a penny or two. It was laughable – she cleared out my pennies from my wallet! So, I thought she’d appreciate this penny card and if she gets desperate, she can peel off the money and use it. I used some cute Stampin’ Up! paper for the background and used my copper leafing pen to highlight the edges:
This is another card I made this week. Last week, a friend and her husband took me on a cruise ship for a lovely lunch in Seattle’s waterfront. We had an incredible multi-course meal and toured the cruise ship. I was happy to use my new Fiskars Boundary Waters punch and I layered the different rows of waved with double-sided foam tape. The cruise ship was made using the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge with my Cricut Expression and I used my favorite Modern Label punch from Stampin’ Up! along with a SU! “thank you” stamp. Making the sky was easy: I cut a cloud shape out of masking paper (it’s a roll paper that’s lightly tacky on the back like a sticky note) and stuck it to my card and pounced a sponge around it after inking it with CTMH’s Heavenly Blue stamp pad. I simply moved the cloud around and dabbed color over it to make the white stand out:
Thanks for reading my post and have a wonderful, fun and safe Independence Day weekend!! If you’re in Western Washington, check out my list of public fireworks shows in the Puget Sound area.Pin It