Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle "It's a Cultural Thing" Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle It's A Cultural Thing blog hop!
If you hopped here by way of Karin then you are in the right place!  Otherwise, you might want to start from the beginning (right here) to become eligible for four great prizes.

I’m proud to say that this is my first Blog Hop, and that I’m one of nine new designers for Sparkle N Sprinkle.  So in addition to some of your favorite designers at SNS, you will see a lot of fresh, new ideas for using Sparkle N Sprinkle products!
All of the stamp sets used in this blog hop are on special this month – 15% off all Asian, Design Elements, Medallions, and Andrea Roberts stamps.  You have until midnight, November 11, to participate!

Since I have a few “Rockers” in my family, I chose the set Rock N Roll (#428) for my cards. The culture of rock music in America is as diverse as the population itself.  For my first card, I chose a Metallica album cover as my inspiration.

 
 The background paper is created by first embossing with Americana embossing powder (EP396) using a paint brush and Versamark refill.  On top of that, I embossed the notes and bass and treble clefs using Silver Detail embossingpowder (EP257).  To complete the “heavy metal” look, I used Silver Mirror cardstock to frame the guitar and the sentiment. Complete instructions can be found here.
                          

My second card is representative of Latin Rock music by Santana (music that I’m more familiar with but I’m sure that is not in my nephew’s or son’s repertoire).  
Latin Rock originated in California and quickly spread to all corners of the country. 

The reds and yellows on this card are created using four colors of Memento inks and sponged on white cardstock using daubers.  The textures are created using an embossing folder (Allegro), Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles and embossing powders (Copper MountainEP370, Pineapple EP122, and Firecracker Red EP291).  Complete instructions can be found here.

Thank you so much for visiting and letting me share “It’s a Cultural Thing” in Rock Music!  Don't forget to leave a comment in order to become eligible for a prize.  Now let’s hop over to Marie’s for more awesome ideas!

37 comments:

  1. Wow! Electrifying is right, Gerlinde! What an amazing card! Great idea about painting on the versamark in "z" shapes to create an eye-catching background! I'll be using that tip for sure! Music makes such an impact on our culture - so glad you have reminded us of that with your gorgeously sparkling cards! Thanks for wonderful projects in this hop!

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  2. I absolutely love the first card and the creativity for the background! WOW! It is so striking! Love the colors...thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Gerlinde, WOW, what a great take on the word culture. Never would have thought of music. I love both cards and your inspriation for both cards is great. My fav is the 1st card. The colors you used is great too.

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  4. Gerlinde your cards "Rock" absolutely love the first card and the creative background and cloors.

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  5. That first card is the bomb! Love the background - great technique! Great idea to use the album covers as inspiration!

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  6. I love how fun your post is today! These glittery embossed cards are so festive and cheerful! The first card is a great guy card (so hard to make in my opinion) and I love the bold impact the colors have on the second! Well done :)

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  7. ROCK ON!!!!! What an awesome take on those album covers... love how you used the embossing powder on the first one and you've done Santana proud! Brenda

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  8. As your son, I approve, and look forward to receiving one of these next May. :-)

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  9. Gerlinde, great cards! I love the stories behind your cards. You did a great job!

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  10. Gerlinde - Oh my gosh, these are awesome! Definately hit a chord!

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  11. Rock on....Love the colors in the second card!

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  12. Wow, what an amazing 1st card. I love everything about it.

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  13. Wow How cool is this love love the first card Awesome the way you embossed it, the Technique is very cool. love love you card #2 It rocks too. the colors and embossing looks great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  14. Wow!! I love the technique in the first card and must try it! Both cards are beautiful and such fun. You most definitely rock! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love these and my son would too!

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  16. Love both cards but I really like the way you used the Metallica album as inspiration for such a fantastic "blue" card! Great technique.

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  17. I love these rock n roll cards, excellent idea

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  18. What a great take on the cultural theme! These are just lovely!

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  19. Your first card is simply stunning! Great use of embossing.

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  20. Gerlinde, I am thrilled with your take of the theme of the this hop. Having a daughter that is very involved in music, I was immediately drawn to these cards. Your embossed background on the first card is absolutely stunning!!

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  21. WOW Gerlinde! Both of your cards are fantastic! I especially love the first one. Using the album covers - great idea!

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  22. The ROCK for me. I love how you gfave us the inspiration as well as the card. Metallica is awesome and you managed to get the theme of their cover perfectly. Santana is a rebel to me (I actually met him and dated someone who jammed with him) and the colors you chose are so him

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  23. That is a brilliant take on the theme! I am really wowed by the versa mark refill and paintbrush technique for the embossing.
    ~Angie

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  24. Gerlinde, I absolutely love these cards. Both are stunning and I can't choose one as a favorite. Since blue is my favorite color, I may be a little partial to that one....and love that BG idea.
    By the way, how cool is it that your son left a comment (great son!)

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  25. Great take on the challenge! I love the versamark painting idea. Really have to try that one for sure!

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  26. Ah, Gerlinde, you know that I love both of them! But I think that I like the red one best, love what you did with the colors! But then the blue one is right up there, just can't decide which one I like best, they are both great! And congratulations on becoming a designer!!!
    t

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  27. How great that used American music culture as your theme! Great cards and neat take on the album covers.

    NancyA
    booknplays@aol

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  28. love the colors & your different approach to the theme Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

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  29. birdibrost@hotmail.comNovember 11, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Original, out of the box to pick rock n roll theme. Great idea, great cards.

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  30. Both of these are just wonderful! Love all the movement and sparkle. Great takes on the album covers.

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  31. The blue & silver on your first card is especially pretty.

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  32. My son just started playing the guitar and that first card would be perfect for him.

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  33. I love these cards. What a great job matching the album covers!

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  34. Very cool and awesome cards. I really love music and cards designed around notes.

    Denise B.

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  35. You are right. New designers bring new ideas. I loved your cards--totally different than the rest. I can relate to the rock and roll themes of your cards. You were able to capture the essence of the covers without copying, and I enjoyed the techniques you used. Thanks.

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  36. Love your cards Gerlinde! My favorite is the first one - love everything about it! And that background is just AWESOME!! Loved your "tie in" descriptions too - how they tied into the theme & the little explanations as well - really enjoyable!

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  37. wonderful job! Love the Rock N Roll theme! Dag

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