Saturday, May 15, 2010

VC ROCKS Bloghop1

Hi, and Welcome to our first VC Rocks! Blog Hop. This post will remain at the top
all weekend.

I am so excited to be part of this hop, and of VC Rocks!. A Virtual Convention and celebration of Stampin' Up! This is
an awesome group! We have swaps, games, challenges, classes, a virtual hotel with real roomies, we form awesome friendships and most of all we have FUN!

You have most likely hopped here from Veronica's blog.
I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful artwork you have seen so far, we have
some awesome stampers in this group.

If you should get lost along the way or are coming here just because, you can go
to the VC Rocks! blog
to find a list of all participants and their links.

For our first VC Blog Hop, we are featuring retiring colors and/or Summer Mini products.

My project for today is using the a la carte stamp, Motorcycle, from the Summer Mini Catalog. A la carte stamps are a great value and are all just wonderful. Check them out today at the back of the Summer Mini and 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog.

Here is my project for today:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

You really can't see the shine and dimension on this card, nor the sparkle on the
Whisper White from the Smooch Spritz, but it is there and it is really cool. What
a great Father's Day card this would make!

Here are your supplies and instructions:

Motorcycle Stamp
Black Stazon
Real Red and Basic Black Stampin Write Markers
Silver Eyelets
Silver Smooch Spray
Crystal Effects


1 pc Basic Gray 5-1/4 x 4
Mark the halfway mark on all four sides with a pencil. Score across all four
corners from marks on the sides, then fold those four corners in. Run through
crimper with one of the points going in first. After you run it through unfold
piece of cardstock. Add eyelets to all four corners, add Crystal Effects to
the inside of eyelets, (aha! faux rhinestone brads!). set aside.
1 pc Basic Black 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scrored and folded for card base.
1 pc Real Red 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
1 pc scrap printer paper. Do it exactly like the piece of Basic Gray, only this time
cut the center diamond out and use it for a template for your layers and stamped
image pieces. Make:
1 pc in Whisper White and cut 1/4" off each side.
1 pc in Real Red and cut 1/8 off each side
1 pc in Basic Black and cut 1/16 off each side.
These measurements may not be quite accurate. You may want to just layer as
you go to make it fit. It isn't that easy to trim these diamonds down. :o)

Stamp image onto Whisper White with Black Stazon and color in with markers. Spray
with Smooch Spritz Spray, then using Crystal Effects, add shine and dimension to
fenders and gas tank. Kinda gives it the Candy Apple Red look.

Mount to Real Red Diamond, then to Basic Black, then onto Basic Gray. Layer that onto Real Red Layer and onto Basic Black Card.

There you have it! My first ever Blog Hop card. I hope you have enjoyed it.

Now, on to the next stop in our Hop. Tammy Howell


  1. Carolyn, I really love this card. Neat layout!

  2. Hi Carolyn, I love this card! Wow what a great idea using the Crimper that way. I will have to CASE this one for sure. PS Thanks for all your help with my blog the other night you did good girl.

  3. Love the texture and colors. The red showing through the eyelets is so neat!

  4. You done good Miss Carolyn! So many first-time Blog Hop bloggers... and such a wide variety of talent and projects.... Thanks for all you do for VC Rocks and for welcoming the new kid to the ModSquad.

  5. love the texture added to the gray... perfect guy card!

  6. Great card. Love the shading of the bike. Hmmmm, another thing to add to my growing list of "must haves", lol. I will most definitely be casing this one in the future. TFS

  7. Very cool card, Carolyn! I like all of your masculine cards. TFS

  8. Wow, never thought of using the crimper like this --- but I will now. Added just the right touch for your card, which is great!

  9. Very cool! Someone's really going to love getting this in their mailbox. . . .

  10. Masculine cards are so hard to make, but you did a great job!! I love how you used the crimper!

  11. Great idea for fathers day. Congrats on an outstanding job for your first hop! Love your other stuff too!

  12. How did you get to be first on comments on every single blog so far? You are a super woman. I love your blog every time I come over. Your card is great and I think Roscoe would love to have a munch on it.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy

  13. What a wonderful card for the motorcycle enthusiast. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Nice card and very masculine- I love SU but not a demo and have no clue what Smooch spray is but this is the 2nd card I've seen with it used- can anyone clue me in?

  15. Super cool card. Well done. Thanks for sharing

  16. This is a great 'manly' card. Great Job...

  17. OMG Carolyn, I think this is my favorite card on the hop yet!!! (shhhhh, don't tell anyone else!) I bet I could case this design with my Sock Monkey in the middle!!! hee hee LOVE IT!!! And I just ordered those shimmerz - so excited!!