Need a masculine birthday card for a young teenager? I finally found the perfect opportunity to use the "rock star" stamp from A Little Somethin' (Hostess Level 2). It's inked up in Riding Hood Red ink and stamped on Whisper White. Stampin' Up!'s Large Star Punch crops the star with quick precision. I adhered the star with a Stampin' Dimensional to a punched 1 3/4" circle in Whisper White.
My "mojo-licious" sketch is based on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 77. Circles of Brocade Blue and Riding Hood Red, define the star even further. The cool Brocade Blue Designer Paper is from Stampin' Up!'s Pattern Pack Designer Series II (Hostess Level 1). It's layered on Riding Hood Red.
The final panel is Brocade Blue Textured card stock matted on Riding Hood Red. Three of Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White 5/16" Jumbo Brads accent the side and a white sentiment from Chit Chat Rub-Ons, makes the final statement. The Whisper White card base is 4.25 x 5.5 and scored at the top.
To make beautiful layered circles and rings (from 1" to 6"), I recently added the Circle Scissor Plus to my papercrafting "tool kit." TIP: Here's what I do to get excellent results (much learned while surfing the forums on Splitcoast):
- Adhere a 5/8" x 3 1/4" piece of card stock underneath the measurement marks. Much easier to see this way.
- If you struggle with the Circle Scissor Plus slipping (I did), remove the little foam "feet" on the base and replace with discarded stamp rubber. Jan Tink gets the credit for this environmentally-friendly stroke of genius. Click for Jan's full explanation.
- Use with a glass mat so the cutting blade will properly glide. Stampin' Up! sells a 13 x 13 Glass Mat (112531).
- Stand up while cutting.
- Use Dotto adhesive (103305) to hold down your card stock. This is especially important if you don't use a full size sheet. It cleans up in a snap. Just rub excess off from paper or glass with your finger or an adhesive remover (103684).
Stamp Set: A Little Somethin' (113415, Hostess Level 2)
Paper: Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II (114325, Hostess Level 1), Brocade Blue (101166), Brocade Blue Textured (108696), Riding Hood Red (111348), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836)
Cool Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (112532), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Large Star Punch (110710)
The Perfect Touch: Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804), 5/16" Jumbo Brads (112534, White), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)