Elvis Birthday Card

Good morning!  How is life treating you today?  Maisie woke me at just after 3 this morning, albeit trying to save me from the terrifyingly huge moth; but, it is entirely possible that she wreaked more havoc that the winged avenger.  Anyhow, she is all tuckered out and snoring in her bed, so it gives me time to upload this short tutorial on a card that I made for a relative’s 70th birthday.


He loves all things Elvis and was lucky enough to be taken to Graceland, Nashville and Vegas to celebrate the big 7-0.  I didn’t want to go OTT with a card for him, and kept it quite simple using only 3 colours: white, black and red.




Centura Pearl Snow White A4 Card; Crafter’s Companion

Matt Black card; Crafter’s Companion

Santoro paper

Happy and Birthday stamps – “Must Have Retro Words”; Woodware

Best wishes stamp; Woodware

Guitar stamp; Docrafts Papermania

“Splats and Stains” stamps; Crafter’s Companion

Distressed Film Strip stamp, Kaisercraft

Stickles “Christmas Red” Glitter Glue; Ranger

“Lapis Black” Embossing Powder; Cosmic Shimmer

Perfect Medium embossing ink pad; Ranger

Glossy Accents; Ranger

Glue Gel; Pinflair

Tacky PVA Glue, Anita’s



How I made it:


I cut a piece of white card stock, measuring 14.5cm x 29cm, folded it in half to create a 14.5cm square card blank, and then removed a 4cm wide strip from outside edge of the front of the card.




For the insert, I cut a piece of decorative paper to 14cm x 14cm.  I then added a heat embossed border and sentiment, before sticking to the inside of the card.




I then turned my attention to the front panel of the card.  I used a deep red paper from Santoro, and cut this to 14.1cm x 10.1cm.  Using a guitar and texture stamps, I stamped with Perfect Medium and sprinkled over Lapis Black embossing powder and heat set this, to add some interest to the background.  I then stuck this directly onto the card blank.




I drew the outline of Elvis and a vinyl record on a piece of cardstock and then coloured them in using ProMarkers.  I covered them in a layer of Glossy Accents and left them to dry completely.


Using some chipboard numbers, I covered a 7 and a 0 with Stickles red glitter glue and left them to dry completely, before covering with Glossy Accents.


Once both Elvis and 70 were dry, I stuck them to white cardstock and matted them onto black card, leaving a 1mm border all around.  Then I added a border with the Stickles Glitter Glue.


I then stamped and heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment, and matted these onto black card, leaving a 1mm border all around, and finishing with a red glitter glue border.




Lastly, I assembled all the pieces, paying attention to not apply glue to the back of the pieces overhanging the edge of the card


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