Monday, January 27, 2014

Pretty Musical Notes

Wow, that was such an awesome party, wasn't it?  I want to thank Vicki again for coordinating such a lovely event.  A big WELCOME to all my new followers and to everyone who stopped by to leave a comment.  I am truly grateful!  I have met some of the sweetest gals through blogging.
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Today I have a shaped card to share with you.  Sometimes I just can't get enough of my Spellbinders dies ... lol.  The card base was cut using a Labels Twenty #5 die.  Now, when cutting your base card be sure to leave a little piece outside of your die for the hinge.  You don't want to completely cut through the top.
After setting my base card aside.  I cut another piece from designer paper using the same die cut.  The reason I cut two pieces is because if I had just used the designer paper for my base it would have been too flimsy.  I then glued the designer paper to the front of my base and snipped off the top where the hinge is.  Two more layers were cut using dies #4 and #3 all from Melissa Frances papers.

The musical notes image was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla paper cut from a Labels Twenty #2 die and colored with Derwant metallic pencils.  As I started to stack my layers I wrapped a piece of Soft Sky seam binding around the first layer.  A little butterfly was stamped in StazOn Stone Gray, hand cut, sprinkled with Stickles and popped up.  To finish the card I added a simple bow and some clear rhinestones.

Here is a hint - to make your shaped card stand straight snip a little piece off the bottom back of the card to create a straight edge.  Depending on what type of die you are using you may not need to do this.

I hope your week is off to a fantastic start and that I have added a little sparkle to your day!

Stamps:  JustRite Musical Notes Labels Twenty & Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty
Paper:  Natural White Linen, Melissa Frances Billet, Essie & Octavia, SU Very Vanilla
Ink:  StazOn Stone Gray, Derwent Metallic Pencils
Accessories:  1/2" Soft Sky Seam Binding, Kaiser Clear Rhinestones, Star Dust Stickles, Spellbinders Labels Twenty #2, #3, #4 & #5, Gamsol
Technique:  Colored Pencils
Card Size:  4" x 5 1/2" 


Sweet Woodruff said...

I'm listening to Mozart right now and I click on your site. :) Such a pretty card. Should I send you my address?

Lisa Gordon said...

I love how wonderfully soft this is, Donna, both in design and color. Beautifully done!

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Donna stopping by to say hi. your work is always so lovely. Kathy

Terry said...

Beautiful! I love the shape and layers on this card.

Betty said...

The card is so beautiful and I love the quote on it.

Finding Joy said...

These are so pretty and I do love the little butterfly in the corner:))

Cynthia said...

Donna every time you make a card it amazes me. This is so beautiful and the details are amazing. What talent!!


Becky said...

This is stunning Donna. Love the shape and those soft colors. Wonderful sentiment..

Leslee said...

Fabulous card. Love the soft colors!

Unknown said...

Nice. I like your interpretation on music.

Nancy said...

So pretty -- like how you've included your materials list at the end. Great!

Susanne said...

Lovely, just lovely.

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