Saturday, February 10, 2018

Stampin' Up! Epic Celebration

Our friend, Eric, just passed his final test for his RN and is officially a nurse now! I made this card for him...

I was inspired by three challenges and one I couldn't find again!

Cardz 4Guys - Challenge # 187 Music (Eric loves music too)

The challenge I couldn't find was a monochromatic challenge. Oh, well, it was too late as I had already finished the card and wasn't going to recreate it in more than one color!

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, design unknown

My card base is 4 1/2" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2". I embossed it with the Cuttlebug folder which reminded me of music.

I stamped a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Sheet Music stamp. I placed the second from the largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits die on it, ran it through my Big Shot and cut off the bottom to make it look like a tag. 

The guitar and sentiment are stamped on scraps of Very Vanilla in Berry Burst Ink using the Epic Celebration set. I fussy cut the guitar and die cut the sentiment with a Layering Circle Framelit. I adhered everything together with liquid glue.

For the inside...
I just used another stamp from Epic Celebration and one from Flourishing Phrases. I wrote a message to him which totally filled up the white space on the card!

He is a fantastic person and he could be our nurse anyday. However, we hope we don't have to see him in that capacity!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll return again.


  1. Very cool card Karen! Love the pink guitar, great layering too! :)

  2. So sweet! He's going to love it, I know! Congrats to him! :)

  3. Not sure which I like best the guitar or that fabulous EF background! So happy you joined us at Just Us Girls this week for Trend Week! Please play along again soon!

  4. This is an awesome congratulations card Karen! I love how you've layered the guitar and sheet music together and how the embossed layer gives a sense of music clefs too - so clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. A super card, great embossed background. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT.

  6. Fabulous layers to create a truly awesome card fit for celebrating a great achievement. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

  7. Great card - I really like the embossing you have used in the back ground - it looks very versatile. Chantell Just Add Ink

  8. All that swirly embossed texture in the background reminds me of music notes Karen which is such a perfect background for your guitar. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  9. Thank you, all, for your wonderful comments.