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Friday, July 16, 2010

VC Rocks Blog Hop for July!

Hello Rockin' Friends!

Welcome to the third VC Rocks blog hop of the season! Our blog hops and make and takes have been a huge success this year... huge thanks to all the VC Rocks members who contribute their talent and inspiration!! If you have missed any of the wonderful stops on the hop... begin at the VC Rocks blog. If you arrived from Brenda Hugar's blog you've seen her awesome VC Hotel inspired project... isnt it too cute??

On to my share for today! I'm featuring the motorcycle stamp from the Summer mini (get this little guy while you can, it is so fun to play with) and the returning In Colors Tangerine Tango and Soft Suede. There is alot of shine on my card which you may not see in the photo.

My background is a modified version of Antiqued Glimmers from Technique Junkies Newsletter. First, I rubbed tangerine tango and soft suede ink onto a non-stick craft sheet. Next, I spritzed the ink with gold glow Smooch Spray and laid my white cardstock into the mixture. Repeat this process once and let dry. The dry background piece was embossed with a folder and the embossed areas highlighted by dragging a soft suede ink pad across the surface. Set this aside.
The main image was stamped with soft suede. I used a blender pen and tangerine tango ink to color in selected portions of the motorcycle. Tear around the image and sponge soft suede along the edges... repeat with greeting.
The hodgepodge hardware was distressed by using sandpaper made for metal. Sorry I dont know the brand because I snuck it out of my hubby's sandpaper stash. Swipe a little dark brown alcohol ink (Sharpie or Copic marker) and immediately wipe with a dry cloth to remove some of the ink. If you are angry or frustrated, hammer the edges a bit;)
Lastly, embellish with a bit of knotted crochet lace tied to the square hardware!

Next on the blog hop is my friend Patrice Herrara at My Little Patch of Dirt.

Have a rockin' day!



Ellen Kemper said...


I love your technique and your hardware and dang it - I think this card may be the straw that broke the camels back so I'll order that motorcycle (although I have NO NEED FOR IT)

AWESOME project!

Carey said...

I love your TJ part of this. I love what you have done and think you really put the motorcyle into overdrive. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

A Touch of SOL said...

Marisol Gutierrez
A Touch of SOL

StamperShirley said...

Love it! Using techniques is always fun and you did an awesome job! Thanx for sharing - I need to get out my technique books and use them again - and learn some new ones too!

Jackie L Watson said...

I just love your card, my father and mother rode bikes (Harley's) for years and he would just love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Veronica said...

Very cool technique! TFS, Kimm.

Brandy said...

The colors are great Kim and yes ... I can see the sparkle!

Brenda said...

This card is fabulous. Love all the textures and techniques used. And, that Harley, it is gorgeous. TFS

Noelle's Corner said...

The card is beautiful! Love all of the detail!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Wowzers! That background is beautiful.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Kimm, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it. So glad you finally got the motorcycle stamp and that you have enabled Ellen to buy it, too! Heaven's knows she has enable all the rest of us to buy punches, lol.


Patrice Herrera said...

WoW! I would have never trid shading the background paper how you did!! I'm going to have to try that. & I love the lace on the hardware!!!

Kym said...

Great Card! That looks like a cool technique.

Ellen Kemper said...

Me again! I got THIS CARD in my roomie box yesterday!!!!! oh my gosh it is so fabulous in person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Along with MANY other fabulous cards and gifts.

Kimm, you are WONDERFUL to me!!!

Kris Sobolik said...

this is a great card, I will have to CASE it :) Thanks for sharing.
Kris Sobolik

mmwilken said...

What a great way of shading! Love the card and your technique! Thanks for sharing!