Wednesday 15 November 2017

Little guitar player

Stuck for ideas for a Birthday card for a neighbour's little boy, I asked my in-house critic and his immediate response surprised me. Apparently, he'd noticed Josh, with his little spindly legs, trotting to and from school with a guitar slung over his back now and then!

That was a good enough starting point and this is what I ended up with:
I used:

- 6" square white card

- a second card the same, sliced in half across the spine

- scored the main folded card right across the centre and folded it to act as the 'prop' for the easel

- two identical pieces of designer papers from the Studio Calico 'Snippets Collection' paper pad (how appropriate is that then?), trimmed down, backed with deep blue card and glued onto the inside of the easel, as well as onto what would be the 'standing up front piece of card' 
- then stuck the easel front onto the folded section of the base card using red line tape 

- I downloaded the digital image from LOTV - it's called 'Playing Guitar' and die cut it using a die from the Lil'Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set  

- backed the image panel using a snippet of deep blue (SU's 'Midnight Muse' btw) card stock and glued it in place on the card front

- then die cut the letters for Josh's name and age from more of the deep blue card which was backed with Stick It adhesive sheet and glued them in place - using my usual trusty sets of dies 

- used the Misti to stamp the sentiment onto a snippet of white card, using Memento 'Danube Blue' ink and a stamp from the Penny Black 'Special Thoughts' sentiment set

- then die cut the sentiment using another die from the Lil'Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set of dies and backed it with a frame cut from a further little piece of deep blue card

- fixed the sentiment panel in place using thick sticky pads to act as a 'prop'

One finished card - and it was made well ahead of time for a change as well!


  1. Very cute birthday card. Love the image. It looks like the dog is singing along. [Bunny]

  2. super cute card, I'm sure he'll love it :)

  3. Hi Di, Super card for a little lad learning to play the guitar, love the subtle patterned paper you used... have a wonderful week... Megan

  4. How thoughtful to make such an appropriate (and beautiful) card for Josh - he's sure to love it. LOTV certainly come up with some great images and you've used this one to good effect.

  5. Awww so perfect for a beginner and he will just be so made up with it l like the easel layout too! xx

  6. Well spotted by Len. A super card and a great image from LOTV. Don't do one with drums do they? Hugs Mrs A.

  7. I think that is so great that Len noticed the little boy with his guitar. You sure made an adorable card for him!

  8. The little lad will be chuffed with this Di, and the lOTV image has the cute dog too which is a bonus. I love that background paper and the way you have personalised it, and the easel shape is great. x

  9. Brilliant card for little Josh. Well done to Len for spotting the guitar, giving you something to start with. I'm sure Josh was delighted with his personalised card. xx

  10. Fabulous card..well done to the chief spotter!!....and to you too of course for the card...brilliant!

  11. Well done to your in house critic! What a team you are! Gorgeous card - I bet Josh absolutely loves it! Hugs xxxxxxx

  12. I love the LOTV image on this fabulous card for a young boy.The wavy design background paper looks great as well.
    Jean x

  13. Adorable little musician and lovely clean design!

  14. Fits the Bill perfectly, or should I say fits the Josh perfectly.
    Super image and a really lovely card.
    Hope you are well.

    Kath x

  15. Oh this is simply adorable and no one would ever think you had been stumped for an idea. Josh is going to be absolutely charmed and surprised when he sees the guitar theme and I'm sure he'll wonder how in the world you knew!!

  16. Oh that's gonna be PERFICK.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  17. This is fabulous and sounds like it will be perfect for him x

  18. So, so cute & how fun that Len knew Josh played the guitar! Love that little puppy, of course!


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