Epic Celebration - You Rock for The Paper Players PP387

by Joanne James1. April 2018 09:00

Happy Easter Sunday wishes everyone! It's time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the amazingly talented Laurie to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:


I don't have much in the way of music-themed supplies in my collection and usually end up resorting to my e-cutter to create music-themed cards and gifts (you can see some of my previous examples here and here), so I was thrilled to see the Epic Celebrations set in this year's Sale-A-Bration promotion. As the wife of a guitarist and the other mother of two almost-teens, one of whom is in a band and both of whom are into either listening to or playing music in a big way, this set was a must-have for me. So whilst Sale-A-Bration has now ended, this set is a keeper and I just had to use it on today's card. I also used this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my layout - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Epic Tone on Tone - I decided to use a simple tone-on-tone stamped background in Real Red using the guitar stamp to create some detail and to highlight my main focal image, which I stamped and heat embossed in black on watercolour paper, then coloured with my aqua painter. I added this to a collection of stars and bits and pieces to add a touch of 'glam rock' to my card. 

A LittleSheet Music - The border panel is a section of the background stamp 'Sheet Music', which I simply stamped onto Whisper White and cut out a section for added interest in keeping with the theme.

A Punny Sentiment - My punny sentiment is courtesy of the now-retired 'Crazy About You' set, which was perfect for this card. I also used the 'You're Awesome' sentiment from the Epic Celebrations set on the inside of my card:


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

This card is headed to my pile as a thank you for one of Rebecca's teachers; she will be performing the role of Brigitte in her whole school production of Rogers & Hammerstein's 'The Sound of Music' next term and there are an army of staff involved in making this happen, including her Maths teacher, who also plays electric guitar. The girls at school think he is super cool, so this card will be perfect for him!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

I can't wait to see how you interpret this week's theme and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend - enjoy your Easter egg hunts and eat as much chocolate as you can safely consume! I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

ElizStewartUnited States
4/1/2018 5:03:26 PM #

Joanne...your card is so much fun... love all the collage elements!  I have a nephew who would just love to get it... hope you have someone special it is going to!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/1/2018 8:48:44 PM #

I love this card, Joanne! The tone-on-tone stamping ties the theme together in a subtle way. The collage of star and bits is cleverly done. This card is just fabbity-fabulous!

LaurieUnited States
4/1/2018 9:22:21 PM #

This card rocks Joanne! I love your collage cluster...so many fun elements all perfectly arranged.

Have a Happy Easter...enjoy those chocolate eggs...yum!

sandymUnited States
4/2/2018 10:13:51 PM #

Joanne, you rocked this challenge! I love the stamped background and the wonderful collage of elements. An awesome card!

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
4/2/2018 11:30:30 PM #

What a great card!  I love the rock theme!  So fun and I love how rich that red looks!  So fun!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/3/2018 1:21:19 AM #

Joanne, this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!  I love the collage of fun items and the red background!  This card certainly rocks!  It sounds like it is going to the perfect recipient!  I hope you have a fantastic week, My Friend!  XX

Narelle Farrugia
Narelle FarrugiaAustralia
4/3/2018 6:51:40 AM #

Oh this is truly a fabulous masculine card! I love the layering you've done with your images! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

4/4/2018 5:21:01 PM #

so beautiful card !!
thank you for your comment in my blog
greetings from Chile

Annie A.
Annie A.United States
4/5/2018 12:40:40 AM #

I was trying to be original but I have to chime in with everyone else...this card just ROCKS!  I love the tone-on-tone for the background and your collage of bits is just so fun.  Definitely going into the CASE file for my nephew's upcoming birthday!  I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

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