Thursday, 5 November 2020

Rockin' Rockstar

I just finished this card for a budding musician who turns 18 in a few weeks - green was chosen as a nod to his Irish ancestry!  As I was working on the sentiment, I thought why not make the card really "rock" and attached the guitar to the card front with a "spring" - a strip of acetate folded several times (from recycled acetate packaging)!

It's an easel card and I've used a "keyboard" to prop open the card.

I used this sentiment from a very old Inkadinkado Rock Star stamp set to finish off the inside!

Happily, there are loads of Challenges which have happily coincided with my Rockstar Card.  

Challenge #71 in the Library has the following title for inspiration!

Challenge #174 at Timeout has the prompt Festivals which made me think of Music Festivals!

Challenge #134 at Make my Monday wants us to make a masculine card!

Challenge #147 at Retro Rubber is Anything Goes as long as an old stamp sees some ink and this old Inkadinkado Rockstar set hasn't seen ink since 2014!

My box of snippets came in handy for creating all the little "bits" on the electric guitar so I'm entering in  Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge # 390 

Challenge #257 at Cardz for Guys is to make an Adult Birthday Card and 18 is the year a young man in Britain is considered an adult.

The prompt for Challenge #144 at the Male Room is Toys and musical instruments could be considered Toys!

The guitar die is brand spanking new so I'm entering it in NBUS Challenge # 20

Allsorts Challenge Week 596 wants us to make a card for a child or teen.  18 is still a teenager!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.  If you leave a comment, I'll know where to find you and can return the favour!



  1. A really super card, great colours and love the guitar and keyboard. Thank you for joining our 'Kids or Teens' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  2. This is really fabulous! A perfect design for a music lover!
    Thank you so much for joining in at our "for kids or teens" challenge this week at Allsorts!

  3. You have created such a super dimension card which would fit any age group, many thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Allsorts.

    B x

  4. Jammin creation here!! (see how I did that:-) !!) Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "adult guy birthday" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  5. This card truly ROCKS!!!!! I love the design that shows off that awesome guitar and the piano keys, this young man is going to love it.
    It's so difficult to make masculine cards, especially for teen boys, but you nailed this one, this is fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing this card with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  6. Wow Kate this card really does rock! The bold colours are perfect and love you added the keyboard. Making the guitar rock is inspired! Thanks for joining Time Out x

  7. Your card is fabulous! You rocked all these challenges! I love the bold green color and the concept of the piano with the easel is so clever!

  8. So clever! So many great details here.

  9. Fantastic card! Thank you for entering our challenge at Make My Monday. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Mary xx

  10. Your card is very cool and perfect for this age!!!

  11. Fabulous and perfect card for teenager!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  12. Wow - that guitar looks real! And such a fabulously unconventional choice to make it in green. Thanks for joining The Library.

  13. You have created a really beautiful card, precise and full of inspiration for the rest of us.

  14. So very clever, Kate! I love how you attached the guitar to give it a 3D effect and that green and white are sensational colors, especially with that fun keyboard when you flip back the easel! This card is what ROCKS and Conor will love it!!! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well. Hugs, Darnell

  15. What an amazing birthday card. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  16. Love this fun musical card. Really cool interactive feature. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  17. I love your card. What an awesome easel card. Love the image and the keyboard. So creative. Thanks for sharing over at Make My Monday(and Cardz 4 guyz)

  18. Love this winning card! I wish I knew what make that guitar die is. Love how you've popped it out, and love your keyboard too. Fantastic

  19. WOW! An extra special card with the Irish green and the "rocking" guitar. Brilliant card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Toys challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT

  20. What a brilliant card this is Kate! Just perfect for a musical chap!


    Di xx

  21. Fantastic music card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Challenge, Goga

  22. Love it! Great idea with the guitar and I love the piano 'stopper'.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  23. Such a cool card! The piano keys for the easel stop look perfect and must have taken a bit of time to put together. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Hope to see you again soon!

  24. Terrific card -- and I love the addition of the keyboard to stand the card front up on!

  25. Such a beautiful card! I like the bit graphic design and that you just used green with the black and white! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  26. What a beautiful boys card you made :-)) Perfect for "toys" cahallege!
    Thanks for playing with us at The Male Room.


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