Thursday 13 October 2011

Happy birthday to yoooooooooooooooou!

I can almost hear the little dog on this card howling to the music :) It's for my OH as it's his birthday on Saturday but I want to catch a couple of challenges and it's most unlikely he's going to call in here for a peek. He does play the guitar (and is pretty good at it), so as soon as I saw this stamp I just had to have it. In fact there are five of them here (guitars, not doggies!!), can you imagine the luxury of a choice of five embossing/die cutting machines?! :)

Here's the card - my first try at a stepper card in this style and kept quite simple as it's for a chap and they don't go for lace and flowers (well, most of 'em don't....if yours does, check your wardrobe!):

I used:

- deep red card stock for the stepper card

- Lili of the Valley stamp 'Playing Guitar' - coloured with Pro Markers

- deep red backing for the image from snippets

- black and silver 'music' paper - from snippets

- Lili of the Valley sentiment stamped in deep red (Dew Drops Pearlescent Red) onto a snippet of white, then layered onto a snippet of black card die cut into a scalloped circle

- shiny black Josy Rose nail heads

A succinct (ha, thought I'd forgotten the big word did you?) posting today. Now, let me back at that wedding stationery :))

Ooops, almost forgot the challenges:

As it was 'snippets to the rescue here' I just have to run to the playground and add this to Jules Crafty Snippets Challenge Week 40.

Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #30 - 'Folds'

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 27 - 'Remind You of a Song' - this just has to be Elvis Presley and 'You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog' :))



  1. Fab card Di but I know I'm a little biassed but it doesn't beat the pic I've just put on my blog :-)
    A x

  2. Snap! It is my OH's birthday on Saturday as well.
    That image is a must have for me. I have some very musical sons, one of whom is a guitar player, and I am always looking for new inspiration for his cards.
    I love what you have done with it. I am sure he will be delighted with it. Kate x

  3. Great stepper card hon. I always find male cards more difficult . . . you've done a superb job.

    He's gonna love it.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Great first stepper, and I love your song!
    Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge at MMCS
    Tracy x

  5. Cute image and perfect for a guy! I can also hear the dog howling too. Have fun on Saturday!

  6. Excellent - I sympathise, lol. My brothers and I play guitar and while I only have one little guitar, I can always borrow from the vast number they have between them - or could until one of them went off to New Zealand :-( The other one buys and sells them, so he always has some pretty good ones on offer when I visit.

  7. Great little card Di and the wedding designs below look really fab. Love the sophisticated colour scheme. x Jo

  8. Oh wow this is a fantastic stepper favourite design! I must get one of those images and the papers go perfect with it. STUNNING!!!
    Diane xx

  9. Ohhh me again!
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week. Good Luck!
    Diane xx

  10. Excellent card. I tend to avoid stepper cards as I do not seem to get the folds accurate and crisp enough. I must try harder and get it right.

  11. Hi Di, this is a fabulous stepper card and the image is great the background paper fits in with the image and the red background makes it stand out well and the red font on the sentiment is a nice change to the black we all use truly a lovely card:) Sandra H

  12. Fabulous card Di, I really love this mage and I love your choice of background papers too. You should have really shocked him though and put a message on saying 'You Rock'

    Kath x

  13. Hi Di

    A brilliant stepper card .. I have never made one either!!

    Yours looks great and I love your image.

    My baby boy is guitar mad and I dread to think how many he has now. Both bass guitars and six strings.

    They take up more space in his bedroom than his clothes rail does!!! LOL!!!

    Fabby use of your snippets Di and a great image too!!

    Thank you for sharing in the snippet playground this week.

    Love Jules xx

  14. This is fantastic Di. I really love these step cards!! My wardrobe is safe...LOL

  15. Fantastic stepper card and fantastic guy card! Spot on brilliant! Great background paper, and that image is just perfect! I'm sure he'll love it!

  16. Great card for a guy, I love making male cards as not really a flowery, lacy kinda girl myself so find them easier. Love the stamp and the colouring is perfect.

  17. Happy birthday to the OH - bet he enjoyed the card. Five guitars, huh - that's like having a Cuttlebug, Grand Calibar, Bigshot, Cricut ......... there's another one, just can't remember the name ... where would you keep them all :) Elizabeth x

  18. gorgeous stepper card Di love the image too thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  19. gorgeous card, great snippet make x

  20. Love how this card would be brilliant for a teenager, middle-aged, or even an older person... so clever! Love the image and the background papers too - but the way it's all been put together is just so perfect.
    From another wifey whose Hubby plays a few chords every now and then :)

  21. Fabulous card. Love that image and I see what you mean about the dog howling Lol.
    Lynne xxx


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