Number 3 in the countdown of top 10 Classic Rock-inspired cards... Don't think I'll actually get to TEN but I've been having fun! You can see card #1 HERE and card #2 HERE.
I was inspired this week by the challenges at:
- CAS-ual Fridays CFC56 "Sweet Spot", where the challenge is to use polka dots;
- There She Goes Clear Stamps TSG160-Circles, where Debby Hughes has specified the use of circles; and
- Paper Smooches July Guest Designer search, where you have to use Paper Smooches stamps.
I made two versions of this card: on both, the grape vine leaves were cut from CTMH "Dotty for You" polka-dot paper, with a leaf die from Sizzix. The grape vine itself is made with "honeydew" twine from The Twinery. I used circles punched from textured cardstock arranged in a cluster of "grapes," but wasn't too happy with them--they looked a little flat.
So I made a second attempt using a Paper Smooches free digi-stamp ("I love you BERRY much"), which I printed out and coloured with markers. Better.
The head-phones for the groovin' grape were made using a shape punched from silver metallic paper and a length of black "Memory Thread." The face was created with one of the stamps from There She Goes Clear Stamps' "Perk Up" set .
The sentiment was stamped in Garden Green and Smokey Plum inks (pretty fruity!) from CTMH, using a discontinued font called "Doodle Alphabet." I've been paring the edges off my polymer alphabet stamps (what? cut your stamps?--thanks to Emily Leiphart for that great idea) to allow closer spacing on the block.
Off to listen to XM Radio's classic rock station, for more inspiration...