Practicing Creativity

A little news, a vintage look pink guitar birthday card, and some challenges

One of my Inspired by Stamping design team duties is to participate in challenges and this week I'm playing along with the latest Seize the Birthday and the new Seize the Sketch challenges. This will be my last official project as an Inspired by Stamping Design Team member, as I'm stepping down from the team. It's been a real pleasure these last six months, working with the other ladies on the team and creating with Joanna's gorgeous stamps, but my upcoming schedule is looking rather busy and I just have to prioritize my time.

This guitar stamp was part of the IBS August release. The stamps from this release were masculine themed. However, this guitar stamp, in my opinion, is perfect for any music lovermale or female.

I wanted a girly vintage look for this card, so I softly colored my stamped guitar image with pink colored pencils and fussy cut it. The sentiment on the front is from the IBS Big Wishes set. In keeping with the vintage theme, I used old sheet music as a background and Pink Paislee's London Market paper. The ribbon is new, but looks pleasingly old.

I propped up my sentiment and main image with 3D pads to make them stand out.

I finished up the inside with another IBS sentiment from Big Wishes II.

And here's the sketch:


Stamp—Inspired by Stamping Guitars, Big Wishes, Big Wishes II

Ink—Versafine black
Paper—vintage sheet music, 
Pink Paislee's London Market, cardstock
Embellishments—buttons, pearls, ribbon


  1. Well hit girly and vintage on the head with this beautiful creation! WOW! Thanks for linking it up with us at Seize the Birthday! Good luck with your up -coming busy schedule!

  2. Sigh, that is a pretty pink guitar! Great sketch and accessories you used, Shani. I will miss you being part of our team, but this certainly isn't 'goodbye'. Hugs!

  3. stunning card girl :) i love the softness to it!!!

    will miss you on the IBS DT :( but wish you all the crafty best!!

    so glad you played along with us on Seize the Sketch!!

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  5. Sorry, I deleted my first comment as I wasn't ready to post it.
    Love your pretty vintagy and girly card. The pink guitar is a great accent. Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday.

  6. I am SO going to miss you at IBS, but that just means I'll be seeing you over here instead! This is an adorable card, perfect for a girl! Nice to see "masculine" stamps multitask so beautifully!

  7. Fabulous card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

  8. OMG....First Shani- It has been a pleasure being on the same DT as you and I will miss you at IBS; however, I will still be visiting you!! Your card is AWESOME!!! I love that ribbon too...And I still have to get my little fingers on this stamp set!! You have really created a masterpiece. I wish you well in all you do. Big hugs.

  9. On top on my previously long winded message..Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!! :)

  10. Lovely card Shani.


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