Saturday, June 6, 2015

Elvis to Order

Welcome

I am taking this chance to extend a warm welcome to froebelsternchen Susi who has become a follower - her wonderful blog is here.

This card is a commissioned one - with the brief that the boy it is for loves Elvis, and has taught himself to play the guitar by playing Elvis's music. 


I started by googling an image, and was very happy when I found this one, so I printed it to the size I wanted, and decided to keep it black and white.
  

I stamped some music notes around the image, but was not happy with the result. I took a stiff paint brush and tapped it onto my Versamark pad, then onto the card, sprinkled gold embossing powder over it and heated it... and was very pleased with the results.


The sentiment was gold embossed


The white was layered onto gold paper, then a red base.  I deliberately placed the layers slightly to the right and bottom for a tad more interest.  I do hope the customer likes the card.

I am linking this to:
Old - the sentiemnt stamp, New - the gold splotches - a new technique 

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23 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful masculine card Maxine! I love the stiff paint brush idea, amazing pattern you achieved by doing that hugs :)

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT Maxine, nothing like the voice of Elvis...xxx
enjoy your weekend. ♥
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

jimlynn said...

Fabulous! Love all the touches of gold on here too! My brother would love this as he's still a big fan of Elvis! Great card.
Lynn

Becky said...

What a fabulously cool card!

Dawn Turley said...

lovely card. It turned out fabulously

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous card. Love the image

Joanna Solecka said...

lovely card for fan of Elvis, thanks for taking part in craft for the craic challenge

Cynthia said...

Wow, your customer will love this. I'm a huge Elvis fan & this image is fabulous! The B&W is perfect.

Thordis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Marilyn said...

I love this card Maxine! Those music notes and splats of gold are all the embellishment you need.
I love Elvis and this gorgeous card and I'm sure the fellow it is for is going to really like it too.

Jo said...

Awesome card, love the layout and details.
Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers this week :)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, The splotches are so creative and look like a high end stamp. Blessings Carole

Naz Smith said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Kitty Bee Desings Aloha Friday Challenges.
http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com.au/
Naz xxx

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining is with our Birthday challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

Lena Hermansson said...

Great card! I'm totally in love with Elvis :-)
Thank you for joining us at KBD Aloha Friday Challenge. (http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com)

//Lena

Shelly Schmidt said...

You make wonderful cards- love the Elvis theme and image- and your colors are awesome!

karalschuknecht said...

Great card &I love the gold! Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenges. Karal DT

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the fathers day / male theme fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)
http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

Tindaloo said...

Great Elvis card, love his music :) Thanks for playing along in challenge #82 at Creative Fingers! Hope you join us again sometime! ♥ Tindaloo

shellz luff said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing with us at http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/

aufspapiergebracht said...

Yes, he is still alive ;)))
Thank you for joining SCT #89 Elisabeth

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
Thankyou for joining us at Polkadoodles Fathers Day/Male Card challenge.
xx

Ger said...

Your card rocks! Thankyou for joining us at Craft for the Craic