Friday, May 29, 2009

Rock On Graduation Thank You Cards

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So, what we have here are more thank you cards using H & M Stamps' Rock On set.  As my friend Lindsay from over at the Frugal Crafter said, I'm certainly getting my money's worth! It's a sad but true fact that most of my stamps are never used more than five or six times. I just have too many, and there's always something new.

I made this for Card Positioning Systems challenge 117. I love Tami's sketches, and CPS is one of the original challenge blogs.  I used Basic Black, Confetti Cream and Basic Gray's Aged and Confused. I have had this paper for years and have not used it because it's so dark and somber. The sheet I used for these isn't too dark, but a lot of the package is. I just bought it because I love Basic Gray, but really, what's it good for? Well, it's good for teenage rockers! I have loved using this line for these cards. DS likes them too.

On another note, I think my Classy Copper embossing powder has gone over the edge. I just can't get it to cover completely or melt right. I have reinked my Copper Encore pad, to no avail. I'm letting it slide on these cards because the grungy look works here. However, this is yet another lesson on excess. My hoarding/saving for good tendencies have NEVER worked in my stamping life. Things either go out of style or go bad. Paper gets brittle. I have dozens of packages of SU! cs that are eight or nine years old-it does age! Stickers slip off their sheets. Rub ons refuse to rub on. I am much more conservative with my purchases now. One thing I will say, IMHO, Basic Gray still looks good five years later! (But BG rub ons DO NOT age well!)


Linda Beeson said...

These are cute, I love that copper embossing. Great use of that CPS sketch on these too.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! What wonderful graduation thank you's. Bet your rocker loved them!

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