Friday, October 7, 2022

Sing and Make Music

from your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:19

I'm sharing another male birthday card today.  For this one I used Stampin Up Country Livin'  set with the scripture sentiment from Ephesians.

This special birthday guy's hobby of playing the guitar and singing is even more special now as he sings to their new baby girl.  He's definitely a blue jeans and boots kinda guy!

It's a bit tricky to stamp rubber stamps as close as this image.  In this case the guitar needed to be leaning on the boots.  Instead of stamping and missing, I learned a trick from one of my fellow cardmakers. 

You simply lay a piece of acetate over the area you need to stamp, putting one of the magnets on it (assuming you are using a Misti or some type stamping platform), then lightly ink your stamp and stamp on the acetate.  The ink wipes off easily and you can reposition your stamp and try again - without messing up your paper or the other stamped images! 

After getting the image stamped nicely, then I used my Copic markers for coloring.  I used the Memory Box, Matinee Rectangles for the decorative edge on the image and the sentiment.

I cut the brown cardstock card base to 4 1/2" x 6" and mounted the music paper matting.  Then I added the colored image and sentiment layers.  I used a piece of heavy twine to tie the cross on for the finishing touch. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

CCCE Stampers ~ Use Scripture for Sentiment  

Krafty Chicks ~ Week 632, Week 1  

Seize the Birthday ~ Challenge 248 ~ CAS optional

Addicted to Stamps ~ Challenge 439 ~ Any Occasion  

Word Art Wednesday ~ Week 563-564  

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge ~ October  

Ally's Angels ~ Challenge 62  

Sweet Stampers ~ Challenge 72 ~ Add a Sentiment 

Archiscraps ~ October 

Pam's Pearls


Boots: E21, E23, E25, E27, Guitar: E13, E11, E17, E19, C2, Shadow: W3   



  1. What a stunning card Pam, and I love the image you have paired with the verse - a great fulfilment of your choices for the recipient - well done! I love tailoring cards to the intended recipient

  2. Awesome card, beautiful coloring, and great tip for using the acetate! Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks.

  3. Great card! What a great image! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. What an awesome beauty!! Thank you for sharing it with the CCEE Stampers!

  5. Lovely card and great coloring! Thanks for joining ATSM! Hugs Åsa

  6. Great masculine card! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday 🥳

  7. I really like your card. The sentiment is nice too. I'm sure he loved the card. Thanks for entering Archiscraps' challenge.