Thursday, 23 April 2015

Rock Star

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketch Challenge Day!  Today, our hostess is the very
talented and funny Linda Callahan.  Linda has come up with a very versatile sketch for us.


For my card, I decided to use the inspiration pic at The Card Concept and produced what I guess would be a Clean and Layered card.

And a bit of advice - heat-setting translucent embossing paste gives it a crackled look, so if you don't want that look, don't heat-set!  I got a bit impatient for it to dry so gave it a blast.  I quite liked the crackled effect so decided to use it.
I again pulled out my new Blueprints dies for most of this card - love those things and have got a few more sets on the way!  I inlaid the star and its frame then decided it didn't stand out enough so cut a black star and popped that up on foam tape.  You can see a peek of pink star underneath, which is quite a cool look.

I hope you'll check out the rest of the design team's inspiration and have a go at this sketch yourself.
Thanks for visiting.
Products used:
Stamps:  Label Love (Altenew)
Ink:  Ranger Archival Black
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Black, Melon Mambo (SU)
Accessories:  Equaliser stencil (MFT), Translucent Embossing Paste, MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, Blueprints 18 dies


11 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Love this card - colors, layout, techniques, and everything! And it's a perfect take on both challenges!

Linda Callahan said...

The crackled look is funky and cool.....like you :) And the bright pop of pick is fabulous! Love this hip and modern take on the sketch!

Jen Brum said...

Such an amazing card Karren! I love the look. That embossing paste is fabulous! The pop of pink is so eye catching! Super fun!

Jen Mitchell said...

This totally rocks and I love how the embossing paste turned out. Love the pop of color from the Melon Mambo!

Becca Cruger said...

I love the look of the embossing paste when it crackles and pops! It gives such a nice textural effect. And that big, bold star is super cool!

Greta said...

Gorgeous card with such neat elements! I've wondered about getting some of the Blueprints dies--may have to now!

Cheryl said...

Great card! So many different things to look at. This would make a great grad card!
Cheryl

Narelle Farrugia said...

You make the coolest cards! I love everything about this fab card!

Cindy Hall said...

I love the crackled look of the embossing paste! I found the same is true with Crystal Effects when I was impatient one day, and I loved how that turned out , too. I guess we're both impatient when it comes to waiting for things to dry. :)

Marika said...

U Rock Girl! You have so cleverly layered those pieces. Love how you used die cut stars as well as the negative space. Really brings all together!

Jen Timko said...

I love the texture on this! The cool tag, the great colors and that sentiment.....perfect combination.