Tuesday, March 9, 2010

You ROCK!



How about a rocker grunge teen/tween card for today? I'm having so much fun with this new You're My Hero set by Taylored Expressions, filled with rock star images and sentiments. You're My Hero is the latest installment in the TE Giving Tree program. In case you're not already familiar with the program, every three months TE introduces a new Giving Tree set, and during those three months, $7 of each set sold goes directly to a designated charity. This month's set is in memory of Taylor's neighbor Darrin, who lost his battle to cancer last fall at the young, tender age of 10. I am truly honored to help spread the word about this wonderful cause. Head over to this post on Taylor's blog to read more about Darrin - be sure to grab some Kleenex on your way. If you're inclined to help out by purchasing You're My Hero, know that $7 per set will go to CureSearch. CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their mission to cure childhood cancer.

My card uses Taylor's sketch challenge from this past Friday, TESC#103.



I modified it slightly to make it square. The papers, textured card stock, and ribbon are all part of the Rock Star Key Ingredients kit as well. I've been eyeing these Key Ingredients kits for a while now, and let me just say, now that I've had the chance to work with one, what a great value! Not to mention, there's just nothing quite like opening up that package of materials, knowing that everything has been carefully selected to coordinate. There are two KI kits this month. Rock Star is absolutely *perfect* in every way for You're My Hero, and the Easter Key Ingredients kit coordinates beautifully with TE's other two March releases, Favorite Peeps and Easter Blessings.

The guitar in this set comes in two pieces, the neck and then four different guitar bodies to choose from. My 9-year-old son liked the two with the flames best - go figure! I stamped three guitars in black ink, colored with Copics, trimmed them out, and popped them up against the grungy-looking notebook paper pattern (again, part of the Rock Star KI kit). I rock-'n-rolled the star in orange ink, then red, to create the two-color effect. For that bottom strip, I went with a strip of dry embossed circles (done with a Cuttlebug Frills folder).

Thanks for stopping by - Rock On! (couldn't resist - lol)

21 comments:

Brooke S said...

OH MY GOSH! I LOVE this card.. The colors and art just POP of the page.. You never cease to amaze my with your style. The guitars look like you could just take them off the card and play them.. My kids would LOVE getting this beauty... I would Love getting this card.. The black background was the perfect choice...
YOU ROCK!
HUGS
BROOKE

Allison said...

What a fun card! Love the colours of the guitars - they look incredible!

Beth Norman said...

Awesome work. The lined paper is a wonderful addition.

Regina Easter said...

girl this is fabulous i tell you...love it...

Kim said...

Well, as I've said before, "You rock!". Great card, Amy! Love the coloring and the black and the crinkle notebook paper look. So cool that you "rock-'n-rolled" the star.

Marci said...

This card ROCKS!! So do you! Truly a WOW card!! Again, your attention to the little details just make your cards stand out above and beyond so many others. Great Job!!

Melisa Hunter said...

What an incredible card! I LOVE all the details!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Your card really ROCKS! Love the colours you used and the grunged up notepaper!

dpkennedy said...

Oh Amy! Your blog is pure awesomeness! I haven't been here in a couple of weeks and I open it up to the most gorgeous creations! My 6 year old son flipped over this guitar card and your scooter card is amazing! My absolute favorite is the toad though...man I love him! You never cease to amaze me girl!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Amy. Love the papers you have used as well as the lovely image.
Hugs
Desire

MicheyMoo said...

This is so fun and funky and gorgeous and perfect for a teen fella!! I love the colours you've used as well and the black card base makes them pop!!

Great cause too. I'm on my way to Taylor's blog to check it out. xxx

Marimer said...

Hola Amy, son una maravilla estos ultimos trabajos que has hecho, no los habia visto porque he estado fuera. Preciosos y so bre todo me enseƱan mucho a perfeccionarme. Bss.

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi there Amy! How ya doin? LOVE this card and the one before it! I may have to purchase this set- love it! Good cause too! Hope you and your kiddos are doin good! hugs! jane :)

Mercy said...

this totally rocks, amy! love every, single thing about this!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is a VERY COOL card!! My teen son would love this ;)

Anthonette said...

This card is jaw-dropping fabulous, Amy! You make me want to go out and buy Copics right now.

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, the colors in the guitars just pop against that black background and love the torn distressed piece!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card!

Pam said...

My this is FABULOUS! Girl you sure know how to make a card!
~pam

Michelle said...

Amy what a great card for an older boy or even a grown man, love it.

Erin Smetak said...

This card is "rockin" awesome!!!!! I love how you inked the star, and those guitars are SO cool!