The INKlings’ Team’s first ever blog hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s first ever blog hop.  You may have arrived here from Rachel Jackson’s blog here or just be visiting my blog, whichever way, once you’ve checked out my cards and tutorial you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member. 
What style of cards do we frequently get asked for inspiration for? More often than not it’s masculine cards, be it little boys or grandfathers everyone seems to struggle with cards for the males in our lives.  So as a team we thought we’d help you out by providing you with 20 team members’ fantastic blogs that you can hop through and get lots of fantastic ideas from.    
Want to win some Blog Candy?  Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Michelle Dyson here and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 20 handmade cards plus other goodies.

Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators.
I’ve created a punch art electric guitar!  Here is the first one:
And if you’d like to create your own punch art electric guitar, here is a tutorial.  You’ll need these punches: Large Star, 1 3/4″ circle, Curvy Label, 1 3/8″ circle, Oval and Horizontal Slot.  Plus you’ll need one piece of cardstock 0.7cm x 9.5cm for the neck, 2 pieces of cord 25cm long (I’ve used retired SU silver cord) for the strings and 4 brads for the tuners and bridge.
Punch out one each of the 1 3/4″ circle, Curvy Label and 1 3/8″ circle for the guitar’s body from cardstock of your choice.  Stick them together like this:
You need to punch the Oval punch twice, like this:
Then punch out one Large Star in the same colour cardstock as your neck piece of cardstock.  You will need to cut the star like this:
Then stick the cut piece of star to the neck cardstock, and insert your brads.  Push your brads on through the bridge and the headstock of the guitar:
You can see from the above photo, I used the cut piece of my Large Star to make the bridge.  You can make it with a punched out piece from the Horizontal Slot punch, if you choose.I found it easier to use the cut out piece from the Large Star – the paper is stronger once you pierce it and stick your brads on.
Then stick your neck to the guitar body:
Then stick your bridge on the body of the guitar:
Then comes the fiddly bit!  You need to wrap your cord around the brads on the bridge and tie the cord in a knot around the brads that are the tuners. 
Then trim your cord.  Next punch out three pieces of cardstock with your horizontal slot punch and glue them (I used 2-way glue) under your “strings” , like this:

And then stick your guitar to your card!

Here are a couple of other ideas:

Well that’s all from me.  Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Carolyn Campbell-McLean here.  Have fun and don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.
Thanks for looking 🙂
In case a link isn’t working, these are the fabulous participants in The INKlings first ever blog hop:
1. Clare                 
2. Janice                
3. Dani                 
4. Kylie               
5. Amy      
6. Kari        
7. Jayne 
8.  Joanna  
9. Michelle D  
10. Christie    
11. Ryn  
12. Fiona B.
13. Beth             
14.  Nicky A
15. Dani F               
16. Michelle FS

35 thoughts on “The INKlings’ Team’s first ever blog hop

  1. Awesome guitar Rachel! Will be CASEing it for a 30th birthday boy in June! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!!

  2. Awesome!!!!!!! My daughter plays so I will definitely be making some of these. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. What a great group of cards! I love the guitar!
    Thanks soooo much for sharing your tutorial. I am in awe of the creativity I find. Thanks Ellen for giving me another blog to read!

  4. Very, very clever of you!! I would never have thought to make a guitar from our punches! It is extremely creative and so very good of you to share with us. The tutorial is excellent. I’m going to have to try this one!! TFS!

  5. Great idea and beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration. I will share this with my two “stamping” granddaughters. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. WOW – how clever are you?? My 9-yr-old son is looking over my shoulder, and he says “well, that’s interesting!!” Think we’ll be making some of these together – thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Wow! I love punch art and this guitar is the best. Thanks for the tutorial. My grandson’s birthday is next month, he will be 4 years old and just loves guitars. I sure will be casing this one. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  8. This is just so amazing. I cant wait to make one, I have all punches except the star punch, but I am sure I can still make it. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  9. Can I just say that this is genius???!!! Love this guitar.

    This was so inspirational to me that I decided to make a card using your creation…I mentioned your tutorial on my blog as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. OMG Rachel! Thanks for the PERFECT idea and the great tutorial! I just made one for my friend, and he will totally love it! Thanks again.

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