March 31, 2010

Rock Star!

Hi everyone!!! Happy Wednesday!

I have been itching to make one of these FABULOUS Guitar Gift Card Holders since the last Taylored Expressions release, and I finally sat down and made one!!!

I started with the Guitar Gift Card Template from Taylored Expressions and printed it out onto cardstock (I used some old Sahara Sand as I wanted a light color for the template). This template is SOOOOOO easy to use...this gift card holder came together in minutes!!!

I started by first tracing the flame pattern from the template onto one of the metal sheets that come with the Rockstar Key Ingredients, also from Taylored Expressions. They are also sold separately from the Key Ingredients right HERE. I used a Copic Multiliner to trace it and it worked perfectly! These metal sheets are a really nice thickness, which makes them super easy to work with.

Once I had the flames cut out, I ran them with the Harlequin Pattern Texturz Plate from Sizzix as I wanted a diamond-plate look. I LOVE how it came out!!! I traced and cut the body of the guitar onto the reddish-pink Couture Cardstock from the Rockstar Key Ingredients, keeping two parts on the top of the body connected. Once I cut it out, I gave the entire front a coat of Hottie Pink Shimmerz Bling and it is SO super sparkly in real life!!

The stem (is that what it's called?) was traced and cut out from Black Couture Cardstock and I created the lines with a White Gel Pen. I punched out circles from the rest of the metal sheet for all the accents (just like Taylor did on her AMAZING gift card holder here!) I added TONS of Black Diamond Stickles all around the edge of the body of the guitar to finish it off. I totally LOVE this and I am not sure I will be able to part with this!!!

Of course I wanted to make a matching card to go along with my gift card holder!!! I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge from yesterday, MTSC67 for my layout.

I started by stamping this rockin' guitar from You're My Hero, which is back in stock at Taylored Expressions, in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored the entire guitar with Copic Markers. It is really hard to tell, but the flames got a coat of Clear Spica Glitter Pen, but it looks muddy in the photo.

I cut along the edges of the guitar stem (??) and then slipped a Rectangle Nestie under the stem and cut out my image. I sponged the edges with Memento Angel Pink and Memento Rose Bud. I have had a few people ask about how I sponge, and I use a regular round yellow sponge that I picked up in Michaels. I cut it into quarters so I have tons of sponges handed for any colors I want to use. I added some piercing to one side of the panel to balance it out.

ALL the cardstock, patterned paper, funky ribbon and star die cut are from the Rockstar Key Ingredients. The silver brads are from my stash. I ran the Black Couture Cardstock panel through the Cuttlebug again with the Harlequin Sizzix Texture Plate so it matches my guitar gift card holder!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

Gift Card Holder Recipe:
Stamps: None!!
Paper: All Couture Cardstock from the Rockstar Key Ingredients
Ink: None
Accessories: Metal Sheet, Harlequin Texturz Plate by Sizzix, Hottie Pink Shimmerz Bling, Black Diamond Stickles, White Gel Pen, Circle Punch and Foam Tape

Rock Star Recipe:
Stamps: You're My Hero by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Cardstock, Patterned Paper & Choice Snow White, all from the Rockstar Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Angel Pink & Memento Rose Bud
Accessories: Ribbon and Star Chipboard from the Rockstar Key Ingredients, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Sponges, Rectangle Nestabilities, Silver Brads, Harlequin Texturz Plate by Sizzix, Copic Markers, Clear Spica Glitter Pen and Foam Tape



  1. Wow, what a fantastic set Jodi! Love the colors and the embossed metal is such a "rockin'" touch ;0)

  2. Wonderful creations, Jodi!! Love the bold colors and that gift card is fabulous!!

  3. AWWWW Jodi this is rockin GF!!!!! LOVE what you created, this set is fabulous!

  4. Oh Jodi!! Incredible set!!! Love that guitar gift card and matching card!! You are so creative!!

  5. Wow - how awesome is this! Love the shaped card.

  6. I LOVE that guitar gift card holder, I am so going to have to try that for my boys! Great matching card too!

  7. Such a rockin' set! I love the metal!

  8. GASP! These are so funky and SOOO cool! I love both of them. You are just amazing!!!

  9. OMG too cute!! I say YOU Rock girl!! Too stinkin' adorable!! Wonderful!!
    Jodi =)

  10. a rockin' way to present a gift...fab card too

  11. Wow!!! Such awesome and creative and fun creations!

  12. Oh how totally fab that gift card holder is, Jodi! LOVE it! Your card is just BEAUTIFUL too!

  13. omgosh, I love these! totally fabulous!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  14. SHUT UP! How cool is your guitar shaped card? Love the other one as well...but the first one takes the CAKE!
    Hugs and smiles

  15. LOVE the gift card guitar!! Too fun :D Great card too. You "rocked" these two big time.

  16. ROCK STAR that's what you are!! These are fabulous, Jodi!!

  17. This is totally COOL! I know the boys would love this.

  18. WOW!!!! This set is absolutely FANTASTIC and how perfect is this for a teen!!!


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