Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Blues and Rock

 Hello All,

Today I will be playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge, The Male Room, and AAA Birthday challenges. My son just turned 13 and has Beatles-mania. So I thought this card would be perfect for him. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

As I said above, my son's birthday was just the other day! He turned 13 and has a case of Beatles-mania! This explains the sentiment. I also like Retro Rubber's rock graphic; very fitting. He also plays the piano every day and has weekly lessons. I have known from a young age he loved music. He gravitated to every toy that was music based. So what a wonderful way to use an old stamp that is so fitting for my teenager.

The diecut piano keys and wavy background are elements I had laying in a drawer. I couldn't throw them out so I saved them and they sat for years. When it came time to pull together a birthday card in a snap I went through my drawer and came up with these; dusted them off and made his card! It helped that turquoise is one of his favorite colors. 

The wavy background was a watercolor panel that was stenciled and distressed on the edges using acrylic paint. I added some dimensional adhesive where the card met the keys and came up with a fabulous shadow effect. 

Challenges Entered:

AAA Birthday: Game #19- For A Child
Retro Rubber Challenges: They Say It's Your Birthday- #rrcb148
(CAS-ual Friday Stamps: Bold Wishes- At least 1-year-old)
The Male Room: Challenge #144- Toys 


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 


creative lady said...

Love your birthday card, the piano is so clever. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Rachelle Oltean said...

You nailed the title of this challenge perfectly! I am a piano player as well and I LOVE this key die cut with the swirl background underneath! It's brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Retro Rubber Challenge #148 - They Say It's Your Birthday!
Rachelle - Guest Designer : )

Jane said...

Awesome card and how wonderful that the Beatles music is still popular with teenagers. Grew up with it through my teens too.Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Jan Clothier said...

I too have a music obsessed son, so I completely get why this card is just perfect. I really like the way the keys are not just white but beautifully swirled. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Kate said...

Awesome card for your son! I think I have the same die (Memorybox?) and have never thought to add a patterned panel underneath - it looks fab!

Wei said...

So cool! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

Goga said...

Beautiful birthday card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room, Goga

Helen said...

Great idea - just goes to show that keeping things just in case sometimes works!

Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x

Wickcliss said...

So clever and creative. Hope your son loves it. Thank you for playing along at The Male Room, Clarissa DT

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