Monday, 2 September 2013

Birthday Guitar


Hi, I received a new stamp set from Inspired by Stamping in the mail late last week and was keen to try them.

I stamped the guitar and plectrum with Versafine sepia ink, clear embossed them, and used Prismacolor pencils to colour them. 

The embossed background is Couture Creations Peacock Pleasure. I was trying to get a bit of a retro feel!


I'm going to link up with the Masculine/ Father's Day challenge at Inspired by Stamping and their customer gallery.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is Anything Goes.

Craft Mojo has an Autumn Colours challenge.

Seize the Birthday has an Anything Goes challenge as long as it's a birthday.


Thanks for visiting :)


29 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous card, Cathy! I have the guitar set and love it. Have that embossing folder on order and can't wait for it to arrive!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!

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  2. Fabulous creation.. Love the embossing folder. Thanks for joining at Craft Mojo: Autumn Colors
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  3. What a cool background! A perfectly, cohesive masculine card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  4. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK
    Thanks
    Cindy

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    1. Sure Cindy, great idea to show male cards as they can be so difficult to do!, Cathy :)

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  5. Great card. I'm trying to visit this evening, and seeing lots of retro & nostalgia. Love the guitar. Did you color, then emboss? That CC EF was just absolutely perfect with your guitar and the look you were going for. TFS

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  6. Hi Mary, I stamped and clear embossed the guitar, fussy cut it, then coloured it with Prismacolor pencils. It's popped up on foam dots too. Cathy x

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  7. Your coloring on the guitar is just fabulous! Love the embossing too! Thanks for joining us at IBS :)

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  8. Hi Cathy

    That is one great card .. .. it would be brilliant for the musicians in my family.

    You must have a very steady hand to be able to cut the guitar out so perfectly.

    Love the plectrum and the swirly background.

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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  9. That ef is fabulous - and your guitar & plectrum look so real - except for the size LOL... the plectrum looks so real... Mxx

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  10. So pretty! I especially love the dry embossing!

    Thanks for playing along with us in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge!
    XOXO ~ Laurel

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  11. Just love the background embossing on the dark coloured card stock ... and the guitar looks cool.

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  12. So glad that you received your Guitars stamp set and had a chance to play with it in our challenge! Great job! I love how you colored the guitar! Thank you so much for joining us at our blog hop! Hugs, Joanna

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  13. This is great love that embossing thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Mojo huggles Sue xxxx

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  14. Wow Cathy :) this is lovely, the guitar and the background embossing look awesome

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  15. This is a fabulous masculine card, Cathy! The guitar looks great and I love the dry embossing. Could also be an entry for the Addicted to CAS music challenge. Have a great week. Hugs, Sue x

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    1. Thanks Sue, I did think about Addicted to CAS but thought that there wasn't enough uncluttered "white" space with the dry embossing. I'm still learning ! :) Cathy

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    2. Thanks Sue, I did think about Addicted to CAS but thought that there wasn't enough uncluttered "white" space with the dry embossing. I'm still learning ! :) Cathy

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  16. What a wonderful job with this guitar! Love the retro background!

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  17. This is wonderful Cathy. So sleek looking and great for the menfolk!
    If you rub your fingies over my card, please make sure they are nice and clean please!
    Hugs
    xx

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  18. Beautiful card - especially for a male birthday! I think you could also submit that to the Simply Create Too challenge - its a vintage theme - it kind of fits
    http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2013/08/challenge-45-vintage-or-old.html

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  19. Beautiful card ! This would be perfect for one of my brothers' in law. The embossed background suits it very well. Enjoy the rest of the week, Shirleyx

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  20. You spent a lot of TLC making this sensational card, Cathy! It's magnificent!!

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  21. Oh have awesome! Love the embossed circles too - Thanks for joining in with IBS!

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  22. This is so cute! I love it. Saw it on Cindy's blog and had to come and take a closer look!

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  23. What a great card! I have three guitar players in my family who would love this! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

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  24. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it at IBS. :)

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  25. Fabulous creation!!! A gorgeous rockstar card for any age group. Thanks for sharing your card with us at IBS.

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  26. Great card, the guitar is fab. Thank you for joining us at Craft MOjo.
    Sally. x

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