Thursday, 28 February 2013


This is the Birthday card I made for my eldest sons friend, they are both members of Talking to Amy - my son sings and plays guitar and Max, his friend is the lead guitar player, hence the music theme.

This is a very different card for me - the base card and the panel with the heat embossed Music image have been created with distress inks.  I used my Inkssentials Blending Tool to create the blocks of colour.  The LOTV sentiment has also been heat embossed and the die cut stars have been given a coat of 3D Crystal Lacquer.

The paper that everything is layered onto is American Crafts Classic Calico Collection, it has chevrons on it but they don't really show up in the photograph.  I have kept everything relatively simple with just a punched border and die cut stars as the card is for a teenage boy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Victorine Originals Challenge 53 - Stamp, Emboss, Embellish
Simon Says Stamp & Show - The stamp you love (but don't use)...
Anything Goes Challenge 87- Make it Manly
Craft Room Challenge - Something for a Man
Crafts and Me Challenge 122 - Dies or Punches
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy Challenge 61 - Birthdays are FUN
Paper Pretties Challenge 247 - Spike the Punch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Out of Your Comfort Zone (Heat Embossing and using inks)

Thank you so much for popping in today, I hope you are all managing to keep warm - it's still freezing down here and no sign of things warming up in the near future.



kelly ledder said...

Wonderful card, perfect for music lovers and the colours are brill x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Pauline. The colours and layout look great, perfect for a musician.
Lorraine x

Jo Nevill said...

Super card ! I love the word "Music", very clever !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Anne said...

Fabulous Pauline, I'm sure he'll love it. Hugs x

Unknown said...

Super card for the musicians and love that heat it

Carol said...

You've made a fabulous job of it Pauline, it's perfect for the occassion and I'm sure he'll love it. Carol x

Andrea said...

Great card perfect for a teenage boy I love the use of the blending and the 'Music' is fab too ACE i love Andrea x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Its a fab card Pauline for what must be the most difficult people to make for teen boys! Love the colours and the music theme. Its still glorious sunshine here, just debating whether to do some gardening!! Think I'll craft!!! xx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Pauline. I love the design, fabulous colours and the embossing looks brilliant.
Sue xx

rachel said...

this is different for you Pauline - but I love it - great work xx

Crafty Lark said...

Super card, loving that chevron effect and fab colours and music element. xx Flora

scrappymo! said...

This is just great for a teenage boy. Love the glossy look to the embellishments and the technique that you tried!

Debs said...

Stunning card Pauline - love the inky background and fabulous embossing.
Have a fab evening
Debs xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

What a lovely card.
Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.
Hope you join us next time.

Greetings karin DT member

xxcalamityxx said...

Brilliant man card the colours are fab, thank you so much for sharing it with us over at ATG xhugsx Nikki

Pia S said...

Love the design of the Music image/sentiment! Great inking and embossing and a cool card for a guy!

Jenny said...

Fabulous card Pauline. I love the colours and that design is perfect. x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great card for someone musical, I love how you crated the blocks of colour.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Melodie said...

Wow, your card looks sooooo great, I love the beautiful colours.

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

A great card for your Son's friend.

Mine always have to be music related for my youngest Son to receive or give!!!

Loving the colours and the word "music" .. .. everything looks just great.

Hope you have had a good week.

Love Jules xx

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

sue-b said...

Just perfect for a music loving guy Pauline and i love it.
sue-b xx

Miradormakings said...

Fabulous card Pauline the layout is fab and the content is perfect for any teenager.

Joan x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pauline, I love your card and your papers and card design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Unknown said...

Wow! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

craft-roomjulia said...

This is a wonderful creation, just perfect for our male theme this fortnight. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

KandA said...

You make amazing male cards. this is just brilliant xx

Tracey said...

Fabulous music card!Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Janice said...

Very different but very lovely! Bet it hit the right note, it's a Beaty. Jx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Fantastic card hun...
hugs and xxx

Betty said...

Fab card Pauline just love the distress inking. I just get distressed looking at them when I think about using them lol

Mervi said...

Hi Pauline,
fabulous card for a musical man!
I love it!
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m