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: