just a note

bcc63013This is one of those cards that I had really high hopes for… and while it came out “okay”, it really wasn’t as amazing as I had hoped for.  But it has potential, so I thought I’d share it.

I started with a piece of cream-colored cardstock, and stamped the sheet-music background on it.  Then I tore the edges, to make it about a quarter inch or so smaller than my card-base, and inked the edges.  Then, I had this idea of using clear embossing powder over it, to add some flourishes.  I thought it would add just a nice, subtle bit of  interest… but it was too subtle, almost invisible.  So I carefully went over the flourishes with some Diamond Stickles, to add a bit of glitter.  At the right angle, in the right light, it’s actually pretty cool, but hard to photograph.

I folded one corner and added a black brad for interest, but wish I had done something different here as it left a bit of an empty space in that corner.  I rounded that one edge of the card-base to try and minimize that.

The roses were stamped on white paper, colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS, then very carefully cut out.  I glued the stems flat on the music background, but popped up the rose buds with foam adhesive.  The tag was also attached with foam adhesive, and the small bow was attached with a glue dot.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Supplies used: Hero Arts Music Background stamp, rosebud stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s May 2013 card kit, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, VersMark watermark ink, Stampendous Pearl Lustre Champagne embossing powder (always seems to dry clear, to me), Diamond Stickles, sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings clear stamp set, tiny musical note on tag cut from a Fiskars border punch, cream-colored cardstock from a Joann’s Value Pack, (black brad and brown cardstock are from my old stash).


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