Hello and welcome to another challenge over at Simply Create Too. This time you can throw caution to the wind because no twist is necessary to play along this month.
My youngest son is a great collector of vinyl records and has been known to do a spot of DJ-ing from time to time, so when I saw this die set from My Favorite Things, I had to have it. This is the birthday card I made for him:-
I found some retro-looking double-sided card in my stash and made the card base with it. The whole thing folds flat, and the sentiment on the top is from the MFT Chalkboard Greeting stamp set which I embossed in white and cut out with an oval die.
I decided to make it a double-deck - DJ style, and cut the records from some glossy black card. I cut the arms from mirror card and used brads to anchor them so you can actually move the arms across the records (little things please me, sigh... )!
I loved playing around with this card and it really took me back to my first record player. It was a second hand Dansette with a pink top and I loved it with all my heart. Sadly, the arm wouldn't actually touch the record and just hovered above it, so I had to tape a coin to the arm to weigh it down so it would make contact. Sometimes the tape would fail and send the coin jumping across the record leaving a scratch, but I thought it just added character to the sound! I was so easily pleased back then lol!
Anyway, if you pop over to the SCT Blog, you will find lots of inspiration from the team, and you can link up your entry over there too. I do hope you will join us this month.
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