My oldest son is having a birthday this week, and I needed to get a birthday card completed. This will be my third card in a month because of my left hand surgery, and it is a slow and methodical process! I am still in a cast that covers my left thumb and extends 3/4 of the way to my elbow. This Friday is removal day, and I can't even express how glad I am! I digress...back to my son's birthday card.
As is my usual process, I checked Splitcoaststamper challenges to get some inspiration on where to start. None of the current challenges spurred any masculine card thoughts, so I branched out to play challenge catch-up, and I found some ideas that sparked my creative mojo! An old December inspiration challenge that I was not able to play in when introduced had me deciding on using a guitar for my card. I did some collage grunge stamping to replicate the look of the guitar poster as seen on this website: Watercolor Guitar Abstract. I am pretty happy with my results and I think David will be as well! Take a peek below at the finished card inside and out:
Ingredients: Stampin' Up products: Papers~ Cardstock--Basic Black, Whisper White. Pattern: Pick A Pattern dsp (stripe); Wood Textures Paper Stack. Stamp--Epic Celebrations (2018 SAB); Timeless Textures (2019). Ink--Crushed Curry; Smoky Slate. Washi Tape--Myths & Magic/ silver glittery (Copics Gold colored)(2018 Occ). Embellishments--Hearts & Stars Wood Elements (star-Copic colored center); Metallic Enamel Shapes (stars-silver/ Copic Goldcolored)(2018 ret). Other: Paper--Recollections Gold Frosted Shimmer. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Dies--CraftsSuppliesForU/ Vertical Happy Birthday. Punch--WRMK Stub Corners. Wink of Stella/ Clear (black circle mat, HB sentiment die-cut, edge of Gold Shimmer paper to add more sheen.). Copic Markers--Guitar coloring. Stars and glimmer star washi (silver to gold) + Wood star center to dark brown. Chatterbox verse. Size: 4-3/4" X 6".