Thursday, 2 February 2017

Enjoy the Ride, Make some Noise!

A friend of mine asked if I could make a card for her son's 30th birthday.  Her son plays the guitar and is an amateur bike rider, so I used my silhouette to cut out a guitar shape from this bike patterned paper. I then used the negative as the basis for a shaker card.

I bought some new die sets at the recent Luxembourg Expo Creative, so I used them here to spell out his name and age from red card stock, and added glossy accents for impact. The dies are from a Dutch company called Craft Emotions, and I bought the Uppercase Alpha, Lowercase Alpha and Numbers (and lots of others besides).  So many times I have wanted to add names or numbers to bunting and the characters have hung over the edges.  

The computer generated sentiment on the inside reads and I used this Frantic Stamper Bicycle to reinforce it.

I'll be  entering in Darnell's  NBUS Challenge 10, though I haven't used any option with this card

Challenge #53 at the Male Room has the Challenge numbers so I'll be entering there

This is the Cue card for CASology Week 234 so I'll be entering there.  I wish I was still 30 !!! 

My favourite challenge this week though, has to be Challenge #CFC166 at CAS-ual Fridays.  Not only does my card feature a guitar, it's a percussion instrument as well thanks to all those little beads inside!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired.  Thanks especially if you take the time to leave a comment, not only do they make my day, but they allow me to return the favour!!!



  1. What a fab card. Making a shaker card is quite inspired. Love the bike background

  2. Love your guitar shaker, fabulous idea! Thanks for playing at TMR.

  3. Super shaker card, love the guitar shape and the bike inside. Thank you for linking up to The Male Room numbers challenge. Faith DT

  4. What a fantastic masculine card! I love how that patterned paper gives your design so much character! A shaker card is such a fun idea for the guitar! :)
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology!

  5. I adore how you created a shaker card and tied the bicycles on the cover with the bike inside! Nice "guy card" :) Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  6. This must have made your friend so ecstatic, Kate, and I'm sure her son LOVED it! It's genius in every way and so very personal just for him! (You especially nailed the CFS theme!!) Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Oh this is fab! I really like the personalised details you have on the card. Love the bike paper and super guitar shaker. I'm sure he loves the card. Thanks so much for playing along with our Numbers challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.


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