You Rock!

You Rock!
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Recently, a friend referred me a couple of his friends who needed real estate services, and I wanted to make a special “thank you” card.  Here is the card I made for my musician friend using some gorgeous new paper.  The name of this paper is longer than many Catholic names: My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose Hattie Buddies Argyle.  Strange name; cool textured paper!

You Rock!

You Rock!

I used alphabet stamps from Close to My Heart to create the sentiment and stamped them in CTMH Pacifica ink.  I added a teal colored crystal and added decorative brown rub-ons at the top and center of the card.  The Stampin’ Up! guitar stamp was inked up with Cocoa CTMH ink and stamped onto the opposite side of the argyle paper.  I hand cut it and lifted it up off the card with double-sided foam tape.

Guitar details

Guitar details

I used puffy gold paint to highlight and add texture to the the decorative squiggles on the guitar and also added gold dots to the brown rub-ons on the top of the card. At the bottom of each Stella and Rose cardstock page is a rectangular detail of the reverse side of the page.  I thought it was cool, so I hand cut it out and applied it to the lower third of the card, like I would with a ribbon.  Then I rounded out the card with a fleur-de-lis and crown brad and called it done!

Crown detail

Crown detail

Thanks for reading my blog… YOU ROCK!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. I just love your cards Steph and would love to know how long each one takes you?

    I do a bit of cardmaking myself but nowhere near as good as yours.

  2. Thank you, Mandy! I think the part that takes me the longest is figuring out the card layout. I rarely use a sketch and just make it up in my mind as I go. Cards take me around 45 minutes to 90 minutes on average, I think. I make around 800 cards each year and when I go to a “crop” I can crank out 15-20 in one day because I am limited to the supplies I brought.

  3. Hello, Your cards are cool. I was wondering where did you get the crown pin, and if you sold your card making services?

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