Sunday, April 1, 2018

It's a Special Day - Music Card

Hello and welcome!  Happy Easter everyone!

What a beautiful day it is today!

I have a card for you today that I made using a new to me music stamp that my dear friend Nancy sent to me.  She is so kind and sent me a whole box of music related stamps because she knows I'm a music teacher and LOVE music stamps!  What a sweet and kind person!  I've had so much fun playing with them!

I took this really large stamp by Troy Crisswell and Stamps Happen, Inc.:

and stamped it on some white card stock in Memento Black ink.  I took my alcohol markers and colored the image then cut out the center with a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle die.

I used my favorite technique of making a popped up frame around the image with a larger rectangle die from the same set.  I embossed a background piece with a Sizzix Floral embossing folder by Tim Holtz Alterations and inked it with brown Distress Ink.

Then I popped up the top frame opening piece with foam tape above the focal image.  I added the sentiment from Altenew's Persian Motifs stamp set in Staz-On brown ink.

Here's a few more views:

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  1. This is a lovely card beautifully created. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

  2. Very pretty! Love the inside panel and the clean white overall. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. I really love that you created the background with an inked embossed pattern, creative!

  4. Lucky you to get such a fabulous gift. Great card, loving the music! Thanks for joining in with the favourite technique challenge at AAA Cards.

  5. Great pop up frame, Angie. It gives so much visual interest. And what a kind friend, she's a keeper. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

  6. Wow! Beautiful card-that stamp is awesome and the pop up frame is perfect! Love it. Thank you for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps-Pam DT

  7. How blessed to have a generous friend! This is beautiful! I love the dimension you created as well as the tilted image..a real eye-catcher!! Thanks for playing with our musical challenge this week at the Players!

  8. Awww! Thanks so much for the shout out! Glad you loved the stamps. I know you will put them to great use! This card is brilliant! I think the tilted panel was a great idea, you have also really made that Cello stand out with your choice of colors. Can't wait to see more! HUGS!

  9. What a sweet friend you have! I love the detail in your framed musical centrepiece. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  10. First up - great to have a box of music stamps! Secondly - what a fabulous card! I love that contrast between the almost vintage collage look of your focal point and the clean front. You've so cleverly washed out colour from intervening layer leading out from the centre. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  11. A very special card for a special day! Very beautifully framed focal point! Thanks for sharing over at The Paper Players this week!

  12. Very pretty and what a sweet friend to gift you with the fun stamps. I love your card and beautiful display. Thanks for sharing over at Creative with Stamps.
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  13. I already commented on your IG acct., so I’m leaving some love here too. This is just beautiful, Angie. Love the design. xx

  14. Wow! awesome techniques. love the popped up frame and the embossed a background. The vintage look on your CAS design looks amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Cards with you fav techniques. Hugs - Bharati