Friday, 4 October 2013

Guitar shaped card.....

Often at times, we are so caught up in the nuances of our busy life, that we forget the basic things that make us happy. In fact, we forget being happy all together at times. Work ,home and duties become a daily routine. We forget that happiness is not subject to the extra comforts or fancy bread that our money earns. All we need is a love in our hearts and joy in our minds and happiness beholds us at every step...

You would wonder why am i going in all this weird philosophy. Its actually the reason i came up with this card. A very dear friend of mine always had a deep desire to learn guitar. But career, success etc had taken such a heavy toll on his life that he let go this simple desire to achieve some greater things in life. Just as i find inner solitude and peace while crafting, I always asked him what hobby does he turn up to. Once he had mentioned to me that he wished to learn guitar. And as crafting is to me: music is to him :)

So on his birthday I thought of gifting him a card in shape of a guitar. It was my way of encouraging him to take up his hobby and pursue it, just for the sake of pleasure that it would give him. Something that he could turn upto for finding his inner peace

Anyways, it turned out to be a little difficult task. I was worried if the shape would come up correctly because i was doing it free hand. Here is a glimpse at my card...

I had downloaded a few shapes of guitars and made a free hand drawing for the same.

The so called rock star is a big fan of cartoons. So i added alot of stickers to make him happy :)

The brown paper is taken from used wedding cards. For making the guitar strings i used the 3-D fevicryl colours. Am not sure how many strings does a guitar actually have. But i made mine accomodate 5 :) hehe

Made a 3 layer cake on the inside.

Anyways he absolutely adored the card and my efforts were truly successful. As it is the purpose of giving cards is to spread smiles and am happy that i gave him one :)

Please do let me know how did u like my card

Entering in :
Lulupu: 3 layers on the front. used fevicrly colours, stickers and black bindi on the cards front


  1. Love the guitar shape idea Bijal..looks super cool

  2. I too love the idea of guitar shape...Very nice..

  3. Great card, thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xx

  4. WOW Super cool rocking card. What a wonderful way to inspire! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  5. lovely card..and the guitar shape is perfect....

  6. Fab make, thanks for joining in at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT xxx

  7. Love the shape of this card it is really clever. Thanks for joining in at Stampndoodle this week. - Becky - DT

  8. How thoughtful of you to make your friend a guitar shaped card. It is very creative and you did a wonderful job with it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.

  9. What a great card and great idea to get him to take up his hobby.

    Thanks so much for coming over and joining in with our 16th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosie’s Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  10. Perfect for my son's birthday! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  11. Very cool card great idea.

    Thanks for joining us at stamp n doodle
    Tracey dt

  12. This totally ROCKS! Love that guitar shape...totally awesome job. Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Studio Designs DTBST challenge this week and good luck.

    -Lori SSD DT

  13. What an unusual shaped card! Love your work. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  14. Rocking card! Literally! Such a fab idea and well executed :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Lulupu challenge#18 - Load it Up

    Lulupu DT

  15. Now thats a music fan !
    Love that hand drawn goodness !
    Thanks for playing along at lulupu #18 :)
    Lulupu DT

  16. I love this card..... Great idea.....

    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu Challenge #18..