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Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Little Gutiar for my Room

Hey y'all,
My hands and fore arms have recovered some from all the work I have been doing but not completely. Such is the life with tendonitis so I have been taking it kind of easy.
 Speaking of Easy......

I made the guitar from Vintage Valentines SVG Kit from Svg Cuts the other night.  I was right, Mary's new method of putting those things on like that works awesome as long as you haven't  altered her design. I did with the suitcase I made and since that was actually my first time doing the bottoms that way it was a little tough to say the least. But doing it the way Mary designed was much simpler and I might even try another letter again. ( insert smiley face)
That being said I wanted to share my guitar with you.

 I used Simple Stores Vintage Collection paper which I just love and some of my new Sea Foam Green paper from American Crafts. I like American Craft solid card stock  very much and find that in most cases it cuts very well. I do have a thing about their black paper though. It seems to have a different texture than the others and well maybe it just doesn't like me. If I need the project to be sturdy I use the black American Craft paper if not then I use the Recollection Black paper from Michaels. I cut the guitar out at the shape it imports and put it together as Mary instructs on the tutorial video except I didn't run out of ribbon. (so cute she is totally taken by surprise that she is out) I kept looking at it because it didn't look right to me, so I added the enamel dots from MME Lost and Found Record it  Antique collection to the neck. I had been working on some anniversary cards and had thin strips of silver glitter paper on my desk.  I was going to put  them away but picked up one and laid it across the top of the neck and then I decided to use it for the fret bars.   I set the guitar aside for half and day and enjoyed some time at church. While I was at church I noticed the guitar on the stage had some knobs at the bottom and top of the guitar. That afternoon I added those to my guitar and decided I still wanted the pick guard so I found it in the extras file and cut it out of a piece of Seafoam card stock. Then added some heat and stick to it and coated it with Art Glitter ultra fine Sea Shell transparent glitter.

There are two things I like about using Stampin up heat and stick and the transparent glitter from Art Glitter. I can add glitter to any color paper I want and the transparent glitter especially Sea Shell and Crystal pick up the pigment in the paper color your using and augments it so nicely.
To use Heat and Stick you used Versa Mark pad on the paper you want to add the heat and stick to. Then  you add the heat and stick, heat it up till it is just a bit shiny and  add the glitter or whatever to it,  heat it up again for it to set. The results are fabulous!!!! I always have the glitter on me for a couple of days. Mark tell me when I do but I tell him it is to make me pretty. To which he smiles. God love my husband for putting up with me. LOL

The "Silver Ribbon" I used was actually silver elastic thread used for beading. I had purchased it several years ago for something I needed to fix. I really can't say whether or not I fixed it but I still had the silver elastic.  So there you have it the guitar from Vintage Valentines. Thank you to all you who come and read my posts your encouragement keeps me creating and keeps me writing.  Thanks again and Happy Craftin Y'all!  Blessings Sharalyn
SVG Kits Used:

Vintage Valentines SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Vintage Collection Paper
American Crafts Seafoam Green Solid Card Stock
Stampin Up Heat and Stick
Art Glitter  Ultra Fine Transparent Sea Shell Glitter
My Minds Eye Lost and Found Record it Collection Antique Enamel Dots
My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Collection Enamel Dots 
Rhinestones from Recollections Collections (Michaels)
Recollections Silver Glitter Card Stock
Create A Craft Elastic Thread 


  1. Very nice guitar! I haven't bought that file yet but it's on my list to but sometime. I particularly like sea foam green. Well done. I hope your tendonitis clears up soon.Linda

  2. Thank you Linda, Loving the Sea Foam Green! Tendonitis comes and goes depending on how much detailed work I do but thank you! to many yrs as a cashier! Glad those days are over!