Wednesday, November 11, 2020

For The Record

Sharing a birthday guy card today for a friend whose favorite color is orange. 

I made it in the Slimline shape that is currently popular. I've an assortment of  colored #10 Business envelopes, so I've made a few of these over the years. I prefer to cut my card base to be 4" x 9.25", usually.  This is getting mailed, but in a bubble mailer with 2 other cards, so I decided I could get a little dimensional.

Papers: Springhill and SU card stocks, Junkitz patterned papers, vellum, junk mail 
Stamps: My Favorite Things, Avery Elle, My Sentiments Exactly, Cas-ual Fridays
Inks: Memento, Versafine Clair, Versa Magic
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other / Stash Items: Eyelet Outlet musical note brads, washi tapes, enamel dots, edge distressing tool, circle punches, corner rounder

I used week before last's Slimline sketch at Split Coast Stampers. I resized it to 4x9.25" and then rotated it in PSE.  

I've really been getting some good use from this old Junkitz paper collection. I liked how the design I used reminded me of the turntable. I cut a rectangle of vellum, rounded the corners and then inked the edges with some Memento Morocco ink, ran that through my Xyron and adhered to the card as my see-through turntable. I also punch 3 different sized circles out of vellum to adhere behnd the note brads.

I must confess, I've had these stamps and die cuts for a while but have been turned off by the mechanix of assembly. I had to just bite the bullet and jump in to use it and I must say, my hesitation was silly. Very easy to cut and assemble. Hardest part was cutting different papers and finding all the little parts. I used a piece of black glossy junk mail cardboard that I had saved in my Glossy card box. It makes a nice die cut "vinyl" record. That white band in the center where the info is usually printed was stumping me until I remembered I had a Celebrate circle stamp about that size. Perfect! I used some scrap silver gray card to die cut the arm.
Love the piano keys washi paired with the skinny Halloween washi. The colors matched so hey, who cares, I won't tell! lol I tried stamping my sentiments directly on the patterned paper this time and I like the effect! 

The back of the card is pretty straightforward and simple, just a stamped MFT siggie on a piece of the Junkitz.

On the inside I stamped Cas-ual Friday birthday sentiments and keep that simple as well.

And a final view.  I am glad I bought this die along with sentiments, plus 2 other stamp brand versions of this record / player. I am set up well for this theme, lol. Hope you are well, and thanks for visiting! XOX

5.   NBUS #20: AAG with Never Before Used Schtuff -- First time to use the MFT turntable die and the MFT and Avery Elle stamps.
6.   Creative Fingers #196: AAG (entry #2/3)
7.   Creatalicious Challenge #198: AG -- Option played, though the humor is mild (entry #2/3)
10. Paper Girls #211: Photo Inspiration -- I used ALL the colors  


Darnell said...

I'm so glad you bit the bullet, Aimslee, and your recipient will be, too! This is a card to be treasured! I give you huge kudos for coming up with all those many clever bits! Great idea to do a vellum turntable and to use your circle punch for the label! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

ahlers5 said...

Wow, what a great card! I always love all the little details. I didn't realize that you could attach vellum with the Xyron. I just bought a tape roll designed for vellum, but I haven't tried it yet. I got a Xyron a while ago when Uncle Sam donated to my craft fund.

dj said...

Perfection!! Great masculine card!! That paper is amazing!! Thanks for playing along with our "adult guy birthday" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very unique, and it looks wonderful as a slimline. In fact, it was like the slimline was developed just for you. The turn table is unique. Great work Aimes. Hugs, Bethie

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AM-AZE-ING! Love your card, such a clever combination of so many wonderful and clever details, love the insert too, I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled silly LOL. I'm here with both my hats on so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Toys challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Leslie said...

Super cute card that is a keepsake in itself! Love, love, love that turntable - have seen others used recently so I might have to do a little search and add to my die stash! ;) AND I love that you and I are both slimline rebels and make our own sizes! I love my cards to fit my envelopes! Bahahaha! Thanks for sharing this awesome card!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh wow! I love the theme of this card, and that paper you used is just perfect with them! I think this is going to be a hit!

Billie A said...

Wonderful card and layout. I love old records. Great background and colors for that retro look. Thanks for sharing over at Cardz 4 guyz.

Mandy said...

Aimeslee thank you for your beautiful comment about my penguin card. I didn't know I had won at the Outlawz so that was a lovely surprise :)

Your card is so cool, love the retro feel to it. It is weird how the slimline cards are back in fashion again as they were really popular when I first started card making many moons ago. Just goes to show anything can come back in fashion if you keep it long enough LOL

Love Mandy xxx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is a fun, fantastic card. I like this a lot.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Great design and use of the slimline size. Wonderful masculine card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys.

Donna Ellis said...

Aimes, this is one of the cutest music cards I've ever seen! You always have such a way of making themed collages, and this card is really fantastic! Such movement and activity with all those paper pieces - and lots of memories for me! Really WONDERFUL creation! hugs, de

Goga said...

Fantastic card. Love warm autmn colours and music theme. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room. Goga

Andreja said...

What a beautiful card you made :-))
Thanks for playing with us at The Male Room.

Bonnie Lynn said...

This is so cool! You really got the vinyl record look down pat. Thank you for sharing.

Shahicreationz said...

This is simply wow.Great design.I'm really impressed with the way how you inculcated so many challenges into your single card. Great job.
Thank you so much for joining us in our Toys challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.

Helen said...

Great card and a perfect sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x