Saturday, August 30, 2008

Rockin' Guitar

I know you're thinking "what?! Two posts in one day?" but I was so loving this guitar card I just made that I had to upload it as soon as it was finished!




Isn't it so freaking cute? I found the template on Stampinspot's blog as a free download. She has some awesome templates on her site.
Anyway, my husband has just recently learned to play the guitar and I thought this would be a perfect card for him. It's just perfect for a guy's birthday don't ya think?
I had some of this paper that is really thinly sliced pieces of wood, so it has the wood grain in it. I have had this paper for YEARS and have never used it before, but it's perfect for this! The hardest part for me was tying all of the strings. It probably didn't help that my cat was on my stamping table at the time and was very interested in all those threads I was playing with!
I sponged around the edges of the guitar for some depth and used my nestabilites for the circles.
I used a font called Rock It for the wording. I freehand cut a rounded triangle for a "pick" and did some sponging on that as well. The guitar and the pick are both popped up with dimensionals. Cute huh? Okay, back to your weekend activities and thanks for looking!

15 comments:

Janet Jasper said...

That card is awesome! It would be perfect for a younger guy, too. Great idea...thanks for sharing.

Outpost Empress said...

I love it!
Actually, I think I will look for the template since my youngest daughter's latest passion is bass guitar... good for rockin' girls, too!

Allison said...

Awesome job...my husband would love it too!

Pam in Ar. said...

Great card....thanks for the web site!

Karen said...

I love the card! So creative and so cute! You did a great job.

Toota-loo,
Karen

Catherine said...

this is just awesome! my nephew just started to learn guitar and it would be perfect for him, let's just see if i can do it...LOL!

Catherine said...

oh, by the way, i love that you added a guitar pick on your card... just brilliant

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Very creative! I'll be he loved it.

Lauren (mytime) said...

AMAZING!! Love this Holly.

Shannon said...

Perfect!!!! My boyfriend plays and would LOVE this card. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Barefootstamper said...

OK, I have about 10 people on my list who would love a card like this. I think you're simply brilliant!

You were the Runner Up Card of the Week at Card of the Week.com. You can see the original post here.

I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it :D

Thanks again for sharing!

vickiw said...

How did you make those woodgrain lines? This is so cute, thanks for sharing. I'd love it if you email the dets on how you did this.

Kathie McGuire said...

Are you kidding me? This is the most incredible card I've seen in AGES!!! Can't wait to make one of my own (because I made a guitar. A real guitar!! Yep, a 12 string!)So, this card is perfect for a couple of my guitar teachers! I love it that you shared. THANK YOU!!!

Linda McClain said...

Just saw this on Pinterest - genius.

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome. I couldn't get the template. So sad.