Thursday, May 13, 2010

H2H Challenge #6, Rockin' Birthday Card

The Heart to Heart Challenge this week is a "techie" challenge, meaning to use a technique on the project. You must check it out if you haven't already, this week's entries are full of new techniques and tutorials!

This also fits with the "masculine" challenge at TreehouseStamps.

I made a "Heavy Metal" Rock card for my son's upcoming birthday.
See if you can spot the techniques I used:

If you guessed 1) off-stamping, 2) embossing and 3) edge distressing, you'd be right.

1) Off-stamping is when you stamp the image several times without re-inking. In this case I stamped the rocker dude 4 times to imply motion. I think it turned out nice.
2) Embossing: I used a Sizzix texture plate with my Cuttlebug to emboss the silver metal in a "manly" way.
3) Edge distressing can be done several ways, here I used my scissors to distress the edges of the white cs, and inks to distress the edges of the orange cs.
I also layered the stamped images on the sentiment, but I'm not sure if that is a "technique" with a name.

My Acrylix Stamps:
D1432 X-Treme
C1257 Happy Birthday
D1320 Shining Star
X7122B You Rock Level 2 paper pack
CTMH Exclusive Inks in Outdoor Denim, Goldenrod, and Orange

Also, EK Success Silver Architexture Sheet Metal and Sizzix embossing plate

This card is for my baby's birthday on Monday, he'll be 9! (He likes Heavy Metal music when he works out with Dad)

Thanks for visiting my blog!

My card was chosen for the Friday Five this week,
Thank you ladies!


  1. That is a GREAT card! I'm going to have to get that set now!

  2. Too Cool! I will have to try off setting now.

  3. EXCELLENT!!! Especially love the sheet metal look. Thanks for playing along!

  4. That is totally what I pictured when I saw this stamp set. You made this guy look so great! I absolutly love your card. I got two of the three techs. I missed the distressing which is funny because that is what I chose to do. Great card!!!

  5. Awesome card - the techniques work great with the image! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  6. Wow. That is a really cool card.

  7. Hi Lorrinda
    Wow! This card is awesome.

  8. Love it, love it, love it! My boys saw this stamp set in the Idea Book and have begged me to get it...after seeing your card, it's definitely on my list!

  9. Oh I already commented but this card is so cute I will leave two! Congrats on being in the Friday Five this card is FABULOUS!!!

  10. Your card ROCKS!! Great guy card.

  11. Hey Lorrinda! Awesome creation!! Happy to see you played along with us at The Treehouse. Hope to see you again next Thursday for another fun Treehouse Challenge! Love the metallic paper! Awesome!

    Yaneri -DT Member

  12. Great card! I love the 'movement'.

  13. WOW - nice job! I've seen the sheet metal embossing folder used before and think I'm going to have to get it! With 3 boys...I'm sure I'll find a use for it...LOL.

  14. Such an awesome card! Congrats on making the Fri 5!


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