You Rock with Red Hair

Wouldn’t it be great to receive a card with the message “You Rock?”  It’s awesome to be reminded that someone, somewhere thinks you are a total rock star in their world.  So that is what inspired this funky grunge, rock star card.  

The creating began with embossing the guitar image, from CTMH, with fine detail black embossing  powder.  Then stamping the splattered ink image, in the same CTMH “You Rock” stamp set, randomly all over the background.  Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a foam applicator inked the entire background with the yellow ink and then faded the purple ink into the center beginning in the corner where the guitar was stamped to spotlight the guitar image.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed with fine detail black embossing powder and was given the “grunge” look by adding stamped black dots and layered on torn black paper.


The rock star herself is an image from  She was colored with Copic Markers and hand cut with fine detail scissors.  Her hair was colored with the intention of having it look red.  As I colored I kept asking my 7 year old daughter….”what color is her hair?”  I was pleased when my efforts progressed from brown…..brownie…..brownish……RED!  Her enthusiastic response satisfied me enough that her red hair was mission accomplished.  A piece of torn black paper was the perfect layer for this raw and funky music star. 

I hand drew the stars on polka-dot purple pattern paper and cut them out, and layered them on black paper.  Once the stars were layered I rubbed them over with purple metallic rub-ons, to make them grungy.

Have a great weekend, and by the way…. {you rock}

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About Christy

I am a papercrafter who attempts to view life at a tricycle pace. If you are in a hurry don't ask me for directions. I love making art to swap, especially retro art. Creating is fun, but creating for the purpose of sharing is fulfilling.

10 thoughts on “You Rock with Red Hair

  1. Well, I just LOVE this raw and funky rock star! And the card just TOTALLY ROCKS! Just love it.
    Thanks for showing us what you’re doing this week in the SMThursday fun!!!!

  2. You are so right. Everyone likes to know they rock and thank you for reminding us. I love red hair(so I dyed mine red). Fabulously fun card with great techniques.

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