Sunday 25 August 2013


To start this post I need to say thank you to my two newest followers.  Hopefully you'll enjoy future postings or browsing through past ones.

This card was for a friend's son who turned seventeen back in July.  Fraser plays the guitar and is interested in music so I used this as the theme for a HB2U rock star birthday card.  Three different sheets from the DCWV Rock Star Paperstack were used as the backing layers along with black and white card and holographic and linen effect silver cardstock.

On the bottom layer the stamp You Rock from the Inkadinkado clear stamp set Rock Star was stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed using Stampendous silver detail embossing powder.  Silver metallic thread was used to stitch a border around the layer and corners cut using a Quickutz die were layered up on two of the corners.  Little silver peel off stars were added around the stamped sentiment.

The middle layer had a star theme taken from the silver foiled backing sheet.  Stars were cut and layered using a red Sizzix die and a Quickutz framed star die.  A star embossing folder was used to emboss stars cut from the linen effect silver cardstock and silver star brads were attached to each corner of the layer.  The same dies were also used to cut stars to add to the top right corner of the bottom layer .

The top layer was the HB2U topper made using a silver foiled skulls backing sheet.  The corners were punched using a Woodware corner punch and silver metallic thread was wrapped around the topper.  The HB2U sign was made using Sizzix sizzlits dies.  The letters were cut twice and layered to give a shadowed effect and the negative from the die cut was used for the 2.

To finish off a silver elastic cord was tied around the fold of the card.

Thanks for reading today


  1. Teen lad - the hardest card of all to make I think Liz but you totally rocked this one! Perfect I bet it went down a storm! Susan x

  2. The teen's are always difficult one to make cards for Liz, but I think this one fits the bill perfectly.

    B x

  3. Like men teenagers are difficult to make cards for but you have nailed this one. Bet it went down a treat.

    Wilma x x x

  4. Hi Liz, lovely to see you yesterday, hope you had fun!
    I'm loving this card and it is just perfect for a young man of 17.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  5. Stunning card, love the theme and such a good choice for a teenage lad. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cratz :) xx

  6. Fabulous card Liz and love the black and white colour scheme. So striking. I think any teenager would love it.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. stunning male card liz.the design and colours are fab :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Fabulous male card Liz..perfect for a teenager.

  9. Brilliant man card, these are always hard going for me, you did it perfectly...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  10. super card,love the black and white... thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  11. Really cool! Thank you for taking part in That Craft Place Challenge. Your card is wonderful, good luck and we would love to see you again hugs Jools :)

  12. Fabulous card!! Thank you for playing with Card Makin' Mamas! Lilia DT