Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rock Stars Cardmaker Hop

Today the Cardmaker Blog Team is having a Rock Stars blog hop.  We all designed cards inspired by a song.  Totally fun!  I had PLENTY of help picking my songs.  (My kids loved this and had great song ideas for me:)

In the end I picked songs, with their blessing, that are inspiring and fun (and had suitable lyrics!) and used them to create two cards.  (You can click the song titles to see the music videos for the songs.)

My first song is FIREWORK by Katy Perry:
I used the Skyline Border by My Favorite Things for this card and then used a fireworks silhouette file to create the fireworks.  (TIP: I cut the fireworks from the blue patterned paper and then peeled off some of the paper so that some of the offshoots were white.  I used a butter creme Copic marker to color it yellow to get two colors in the design.)  I added some red rhinestones in the center and some red paper behind the one building.  I adhered some more red patterned paper on the card base and some twine from The Twinery and finally a SRM sticker finish the design.

Supplies: white cardstock (Gina K Designs); patterned paper- Dots & Stripes: Ruby Red, Winter Park: Light Blue (Echo Park); Dienamics die- skyline border (My Favorite Things); Silhouette file- fireworks; rhinestones- Recollections, Michael's; baker's twine- Charcoal (The Twinery); tiny attacher stapler (Tim Holtz); SRM stickers- Life is Good; corner rounder punch (Creative Memories).

The second song that I chose was HONEY BEE by Blake Shelton:
Such a cute song --my oldest daughter loved  it first came out.  It was easy to make a card based on this one :)  I grabbed my favorite bear sets by The Cat's Pajamas for this card---Honey Bear and Happy Camper.  I stamped the images and colored them with Copic markers and cut them out.   I cut out the honeycomb paper from Jillibean Soup to place under the bear.  I cut one extra honeycomb out and adhered it on the top of the card and stamped the sentiment over it.  The finishing touch is some Lemondrop baker's twine from The Twinery.

Supplies: white cardstock (Gina K. Designs); Stamps- Honey Bear, Happy Camper (The Cat's Pajamas); patterned paper- Coordinating Atomic Soup paper (Jillibean Soup); memento tuxedo black ink; Copic markers; baker's twine-- Lemondrop (The Twinery); tiny attacher stapler (Tim Holtz); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories).

I cannot wait to check out the songs/cards by the rest of the team.  Here is the hop order:
Cardmaker blog
Kimberly Crawford
Carolyn King - You are here!
Colleen Schaan
Anya Schrier
Trudy Sjolander
Michelle Woerner

Thanks for stopping by!


Brooke said...

So, I loved your first card, but I got extra excited when I saw your second card! I'm a big Blake Shelton fan and love that song-it gave me an excuse to watch the video at work! ;) So, so cute!!

Brooke said...

So, I loved your first card, but I got extra excited when I saw your second card! I'm a big Blake Shelton fan and love that song-it gave me an excuse to watch the video at work! ;) So, so cute!!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Oh your second card just makes me smile! LOVE it! Your first card is great too but the Honey card just really is beyond cute!

Maria said...

Love the cards. Did a great job

Starla said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I LOVE the fireworks card...beyond CLEVER!!

True :) said...

Love your cards Cammie! So creative! :)

True :D

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What up dude! Love both of your song choices!! The cards are darling as always -especially all those hexagons! mwah!

Donna said...

I love them both but I think my fav is the fireworks. Love how you made the fireworks. Great cards!

Glenda J said...

These are both so fun! Love the bright colours and crisp design. I love the skyline die and it just arrived in my mail today... can't wait to use it!

Court said...

These are SOOO darling!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the fireworks in your first card! Awesome idea! Your second card is adorable! Love that bear!

anya said...

Both cards are just fantastic, Cammie! Your multi-colored fireworks are really inspiring - what a cool technique and a great idea!

Melanie said...

Lovin' the fireworks! I have seen a silhouette like that before, fun stuff!

i play honey Bee on my ipod all the time, but of course only just discovered it recently! You make it sound like so 5 min ago! lol! Adorable!

Susan said...

What a fun idea! Love your cards!

Debby said...

fun cards such great ideas!