Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stamptacular Challenge 11

Hi ladies, this week on Stamptacular Challenge 11 we have a theme of "Fabulous Father's". As usual the DT have surpassed themselves and made some amazing creations, so go check out the blog and join in with the challenge if you can.

Instead of a fathers day card I have made a birthday card for my boyfriend's dad as his birthday is coming up in a few weeks.

He is quite musical and he plays the guitar, among other things, so this edwin image that I got from a blog bud was perfect for his card. As usual, it is coloured with distress inks and I also distressed the edge with weathered wood ink to really make the image stand out.

For the paper I went in search of some free sheet music to download and I thought it made a perfect background for the card. The embossed panel was done using the allegro folder, again keeping the musical theme.

I finished off the card with some black ribbon, a music note charm and some jewels.

For the inside I followed the same sketch (roughly!) and I used the same downloaded sheet music as my DP.

Finally, an image of the card from another angle!!!

Card/Paper: Black and white card, free download
Stamp: Magnolia - Edwin with guitar
Colouring: Distress inks - vintage photo, tattered rose, weathered wood, fired brick, faded jeans, walnut stain, antique linen and black soot
Embellishments: American crafts ribbon, charm, jewels.
Tools: Cuttlebug, circle and scalloped circle nesties, allegro embossing folder, water brush, sponge.

Thanks for looking x


  1. wow amazing work, i love the colours you used to paint the image and the music paper and charm look excellent together

    Sarah x

  2. Fantastic card Liza and beautifully decorated inside too :) Donna x

  3. This was so great!! :o)
    Love that Edwin stamp, beautiful colored.
    Fredrikke :o)

  4. woooow wow wow what a beautiful card

  5. This card is fantastic. I love the paper and how the little embellishment matches so perfectly. Your colouring of Edwin is amazing. Great job.

  6. This card will be perfect for him. I adore the music sheet paper and note embellie. Perfect touches Liza!

  7. Thanks Liza :) Due to circumstances etc we are having to put off revamping the shop for now, but I will let you know!! The Glitter Garden is still online xx

  8. wow that is one stunning card - love the sheet music background.

    BTW thanks for letting me know how you use the distress inks.

    Beccy x

  9. Wowww Liza, what a beautiful card,l love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  10. Oh wow this is just such a fabulous card!
    He will so love this! Great image and colouring and your embossed card and charm are such perfect touches!
    hugs kim x

  11. Hiya Liza, this is awesome, love the musical paper behind the main image gorgeous colours. Joey.x

  12. Such a fun card! Love the music paper and that charm is so perfect!

  13. Wow Liza this is a fabulous card, love the layout, the background paper you did, and your coloring on Edwin is totally amazing.
    Donna xx

  14. Love the colours on this one sweetie and your colouring is just perfect, that music paper is just perfect
    Hugs Jacqui x

  15. Love this! Fabulous colouring and I love the little details.


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Liza x