Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hipster Birthday

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the sweet and talented Laurie is our hostess with a theme challenge: Musical. I love this challenge and knew just what I wanted to do with it! 

My eldest son is a music-loving city dweller. His birthday is in a few days, and this card is for him. In the summer, almost all of the restaurants where he lives have outdoor tables and live music, and I tried to capture a little of that. I gave my hipster-musician-dog a city background, and followed up on the music theme with an embossed background. I had a lot of fun making this card, and I hope I accomplished the Brooklyn vibe I was going for! 

The inspiration for my layout came from the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! The circle element was just the right size for my little scene.

Stamp Sets: Rock and Paws, Mini Messages (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Solar White, Desert Storm (Neenah), Black (Simon Says Stamp), Textured Black (Recollections)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Rock and Paws Dies, Cityscape (Mama Elephant), Stitched Circle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Circle Dies (Sizzix), Music Embossing Folder (Crate Paper)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love your textured background and your fun take on the sketch!

ElizStewart said...

Sandy... cute, cute cute! And I love the embossing folder!

laurie said...

LOVE this Sandy! Really cute image and background...perfect card for your son for sure. Happy Easter!

Jan Clothier said...

Sandy, I love your hipster music scene and the story that goes with it. Love the cityscape in the background - it looks great. I hope you've had a lovely Easter.

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is fabulous! Your son will cherish this card! I love the embossed background and the city scene! Such a fun card made with love! Have a lovely week, My Friend! XX

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Sandy this little dude is so cute! Love that musical embossing folder too - I definitely need to source me one of these! A fab card for this week's challenge. Easter greetings to you!

LeAnne said...

This just cracks me up! First, the embossed background is amazing! Second, your coloring is amazing! Third, that little hipster dude is amazing! Such a fun image and I know your son will love this!!! Very cute way to use that sketch too!

Annie S. said...

This card is adorable! I love the little guy with the keyboard and the city in the background, plus the embossing. When I saw this card it reminded me of Billy Joel and "New York!" I even hummed it while taking a closer look...LOL! Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

donna mikasa said...

Such a fun take on the sketch! I'm sure your son loved this card!