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Friday, August 12, 2016

Music to My Ears

Hello, friends!  I have two cards to share that feature a new stamp set being released today by Sweet 'n Sassy StampsMusic to My Ears.  I love the large background stamp included in this set as well as the four wonderful sentiments and bits and pieces of music...I know I will be reaching for this one time and time again.  
Creative Nugget:  Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, and Broken China distress inks were applied to a piece of mixed media paper using the wrinkle-free technique.  Watering Can Archival ink was lightly stamped off once and stamped over these colors.  A strip of texture paste was applied through a Tim Holtz stripes stencil for a little more texture.  The letters in one of the sentiments were masked and stamped one at a time to create the letter tiles while the rest of the sentiment was white embossed on a hand cut banner.  Scribble Flowers were stamped on scraps of wrinkle-free paper and cut with the new Scribble Flower Dies.  Gold micro beads were added to the centers of the flowers to finish this card.  Several challenges were the inspiration for this card including the Splitcoaststampers WTUI Challenge today, the Color Throwdown Challenge, and the Pile It On make your own background challenge.

Creative Nugget: The design for this card was inspired by the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge and the Morgan's World Challenge to add three of something.  Watering Can ink was used to stamp the music background on the first layer.  Distress inks were used to age the panel.  The background was white embossed, sponged with Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet, and Frayed Burlap, and cut with a pierced rectangle die for the second layer.  One of the sentiments from the Music to My Ears set was embossed and matted to a square panel.  A few music notes were lightly stamped around the border.  The hearts from the Grunge Elements 2 set were stamped over the embossing and a square frame was mounted around them.  A circular frame was mounted to vellum, and white embossed hearts also cut from vellum and colored on the back with Copic Markers were added.  Some glittered enamel dots and metallic thread finish the card.

These products from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store were used:

These cards will be submitted to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

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8 comments:

Carol L said...

The sponged colors and beautiful elements lend overtones of vintage on the 1st card, and I really like the pinks, layering, and detail work on the 2nd! Two beauties! Have a great weekend :)

Lori said...

Beautiful designs! Love all of the layered colors and images on your music themed design. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Eek Eek said...

Gorgeous projects! I admit I was somewhat distracted by Kody though - what a beautiful face! :D Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

Tanja said...

love those flowers and your card design - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love these stamps and the pretty yellow that you used. Fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Jodi Collins said...

How GORGEOUS! LOVE those flowers and your fantastic layout! Thanks fo playing along with The Color Throwdown!

Carla Brooke said...

A lovely card with a fab sentiment, thanks for sharing with Morgans Artworld!

Creative world said...

Gorgeous card...love your design and perfect color combo you used...thank you for joining us at ATSM...hugs Željka