Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Howl You Gonna Act?

Yippee, it's Tuesday, I can howl with the Midnight Madness crew. The full moon will be here tomorrow so I can howl again tomorrow. That leaves about twenty-five other days this month that there's no accounting for my bad behavior. Oh well...
So for sketch challenge MMSC13 I used the Inkadinkado (I wish I had come up with that name, it is my absolute favorite brand name ever, stick around this blog long enough you'll expect to read something like that every time I use this brand) Rock Star stamp set. I stamped the image in Versamark on beige card stock and embossed it with black powder. I ripped the paper, made a black mat and ripped that one up too, then made a gray mat that I ripped up. I used some note shaped eyelets for embellishments. Little side story on the bellies. Last year for my b-day, buddy Eileen (aka Hazel) gave me a bag of eyelets. There were probably over a thousand eyelets in a bag, all mixed up. I spent hours separating them, way too many hours, I was like a lunatic, I stayed up till 4 in the morning separating them. I've had them for a year and I'm finally using some of them. Woohoo, I knew I'd get to them sooner or later, now I've only got about 993 to go, but I digress.
The background paper is from creative imaginations. If I had it to do over again, and actually I do, I would rip the square too but I punched them out with Stampin' Up punches. I wasn't too sure I'd have enough control of the rips to get the skull portions for the squares and that I'd get them sized to fit on the card.
This is a fun stamp set to make a card for a teenager, I'm gonna try it out on mine.


  1. WOw, what an interesting card, I think I have similar stamps, UMM. Thanks for playing with us at Midnight Madness and hope you play again as I will look forward to your creations. I can't help you with all tthe other leftover days you are supposed to behave yourself!

  2. Another great teen card from you. You are really good. This is a definate winner in a teen's book. Great colors too. It is fun to come here and see what you come up with. Thanks so much for playing with us at the MMSC. Hope to see you again next week!!

    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  3. Awesome job on the sketch!! Great card!! Thanks for playing along!! :)


    MMSC DT August Guest Designer

  4. I'm glad you finally got to use some of the eyelets! Love the rock star stamp - very cool. Love the skulls on the scallop squares too.

  5. Lol! Chris, you have got the best titles for posting the MMSC cards, hands down! Nice use of the squares, and the rock theme is awesome. We need to see some more of that, cards for younger generation. The eyelets story, whew, you are patient :) I would have just let them all sit and a bag and pick out some when I need it. Thanks for using our sketch this week, Gal! xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  6. You are right! This card is perfect for a teen! I love it!

    Michelle MMDT

  7. Cute musical notes and fun ripped elements. Wonderful take on the midnight madness sketch challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  8. What a perfect teen card! Great use of the sketch! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week.

  9. Chris, you have so many different sides to your card making. I never know what to expect form you. There is always such wonderful style in your cards not matter the theme. Well done once again :)Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Be sure to check out the “Mid Week Midnight Madness Tutorials” coming soon .


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