Thursday, March 18, 2010

You Rock!...


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My two-and-a-half-year-old son is OBSESSED with the guitar. His nursery school teacher gave him a pick and we got him a ukulele for his birthday and he's been rockin' out ever since. I really wanted to make a special card for his grandparents, who very generously are helping out with his upcoming pre-school tuition (we live in Manhattan...need I say more?) Nana and Papa are the little guy's biggest fan club, and I wanted to send them a thank you card that showed how much we appreciate all they do for us and for our rock n' roll rugrat.
For this card, I used three photos of my son with his beloved guitar and printed them small enough to fit across a standard card base. I was inspired by this week's fab Mojo Monday sketch, though I did change it up a bit to fit what I needed it to do! I stamped this cool background image with Encore Blue Metallic Ink, along with the sentiment. The guitar was stamped on white cardstock, the neck colored with a marker, and the blue flames with a glittery gel pen before carefully cutting and assembling. I popped up the pictures, as well as the axe, and added a few Liquid Pearls for good measure. Since he's the star of the show, I didn't clutter things up too much, but let the photos of our 'lil rocker take center stage.
BEAN NOTES: Taylored Expressions You're My Hero Stamps; Stampin' Up Basic Black and Whisper White Craft Ink; Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Palette Inkpad; Encore! Blue Metallic Ink; SU Basic Grey Stampin' Write Marker; SU Basic Grey, Whisper White, Bleu Bayou, and Riding Hood Red Cardstock; Silver Liquid Pearls; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Sakura Blue Jelly Star Pen HAPPY BEANS: Photographs

12 comments:

Leana Ott said...

Love this with the photos. great job.

Donna MacDonald said...

Oh man, he LOOKS like a rock star! Your card rocks too! His Nana and Papa and going to adore this!

Tiya-B said...

how can his grandparents not love this great photo card? it does rock!

Kathy Martin said...

LOL, this is fantastic! Great pics! :)

Marie said...

Wow- what an awesome card! I love the colors, the photos, and your reason for making it :-)

Carol<>< said...

very pretty! love the way you used the photos!
Carol<><

Tinkerin In Ink said...

How freaking adorable is this card?! Love the way this is more of a scrapbook page than a card!

Donna said...

Your card ROCKS!! It would make a great scrapbook page too.

Mary Fish said...

Oh, Bean, you're a rock star of stamping, too. Adorable kiddo! Hugs, M

Cards by Gina said...

Very cool page and very, very cool kid!!! Love 'em both!

Carla Bazhenow said...

How awesome. My son was your sons age when he got his first guitar. You post brought back fun memories. Hugs,

Kris said...

I love it-just looking at makes me smile=D