May 27, 2012

"Rock On"

Teenage cards can be a challenge to make, especially for a boy...
my baby boy, who turns 15 today!!! loves playing the guitar so I made this one for him.
He has an electric guitar that he rocks out to every day,
 and is saving up madly for a bass guitar.

I think the trick with teenagers is to keep the card simple...don't over do it.

I have splattered acrylic paint onto the stamped background and added glossy accents to the body of the guitar so it shines like his guitar does.

I have used shadow stamping in the background, and kept everything else pretty basic.
Not too much bling...boys just don't like it.

He loved it!!!


I am entering this card in the following challenges ~


Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dot, no wonder your son loved it. The background is really effective and the gloss really makes the guitar pop
Happy birthday to your boy :-)
Claire xx

kyms kards said...

wow what a lovely card.
Stunning tones
Thanks for joining us at OSCC
kym DT

Redanne said...

Hi Dot, not surprised he loved it, it is fabulous, love the way you have the guitar, it looks real. Lovely card.

Terry said...

Happy Birthday to the young man!! Dot, I thought the guitar was shrink plastic or a purchased embellishment! Love the shadow stamping which gives the card so much depth. Absolutely, guys don't care for a bunch of "add ons," but you added a ton of interest! Happy Sunday!

Karin said...

What a rockin' card! Love the classic color combo and thanks for playing along with DRS Designs!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab image.Thanks for sharing with us at Anything

emma mitchell said...

I love this fabulous card .
Thanks for going us at anything goes challenge.
Emma xx

Netty said...

Loving your fabulous card with its terrific design. Am sure your boy will love it. xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card for a teenager, love the guitares.
Yvonne x

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, wow what a great design, absolutely perfect for a teen. Love that glossy guitar, so cool. Bet your son loved it. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's a fantastic card, love the guitar.

Fleur said...

This is fantastic.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

Hugz Fleur xXx

Cazro said...

Fabulous card may need to CASE it when the next grandson's birthday comes along. Thanks for sharing. Caz

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic! My boy is 14.... taking note!

Mrs.B said...

Fab card Dot, love the glossy guitar!
Avril xx