Friday, April 20, 2018

One banner - One die - two cards with ODBD

I'm sharing today two very similar cards - I just changed the background and the embellishments.  I think I should do this more often - get two cards done with one idea!  I like it - what do you think?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Another NEW QF - Music Expresses

I've got another beautiful music quote by Quietfire Design from the What's New section on their website.  I went with the classic combo of red, white, black and gold.

After stamping the quote on white card stock, I framed the layer with thin gold washi tape and then matted it with a 1/16 inch of red card stock.  A scrap of sheet music and the Memory Box Party Music Die completed my card.  The same die was cut out of gold card stock and I trimmed the notes to overlay it over the complete die cut in black.  (Yes, I did keep the center of one of the last eighth notes in because there's no such thing as a half note/eighth note).  

Music Expresses - Mounted

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Music Speaks with NEW Quietfire Design

I love this quote lettered by Suzanne of Quietfire Design ever since I saw it on my son's band t-shirt.  So imagine how happy I am it's a stamp now - perfect if I ever want to send anything to the music department at school.  (By the way, band teachers - amazing!!!  How do you take dozens and dozens of cacophonous instruments in the hands of pre-teens and teenagers and make them into beautiful music - woo - not for the weak I tell you.)

I found an old music sheet on a wood mounted stamp by Recollection as my background and stamped in brown, sponged with brown ink for a nice old sheet music feel.  The flowers are the Sizzix wildflower dies and colored with watercolor markers.

The star of the card of course is this beautiful quote framed against those elements.  I'll be sharing another music quote card this week that is also in the What's New section of Quietfire Design website so keep your eyes open!

Thank you so much and hope you hear some great music today.

Where Words Fail - Mounted

Monday, April 2, 2018

ODBD April Release

I am loving this little banner die that is part of ODBD's April release.  It's such a fun way to add a sentiment on there and with a little bit of sponging, it can look very dimensional. 

For my first card, I played around with distress inks and a combination of different leaf dies.

For my second card, I went back to this Star Quilt Die and just added a sentiment on top - it was always a little tricky before on where to add the sentiment and still see the quilt.