Hi Everyone! Last week had been a busy week for me. Three birthdays (all on the same day), dental procedures and a bridal shower and practice hair appointment for one of my dearest friends. Did I say busy??? I had cards to make, gifts to find, projects to alter… and of course I wait till the last minute to do anything… oh well, I work best under pressure
I’ll start with one of the birthday girls, my sister. She has been excited to see what I would create for her birthday. This was the first year I made her a birthday card. She sees all the cards and projects that I make. I was nervous. What was she expecting? Fancy? Plain? Colorful? Artsy? Personal? Who knew? I didn’t. I couldn’t decide on what I was going to do for her. She’s a pretty easy-going kinda gal. Loves anything you give her but creating something just for her seemed daunting. After many ideas I finally decided on a theme and went for it.
She loved my dad’s violin card that I made him a few weeks back. It seemed to be her favorite so I figured I would create something similar for her using a piano. She is musically inclined. Aside from having a beautiful singing voice she taught herself how to play guitar and piano and wants to learn the saxophone next. Amazing? Yes she is. So here’s the card I made:
What I used:
- Black card stock base, A2 size
- Sprayed card base front with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer
- Used blue pattern paper found on the Imagine More Cartridge. Page 37 (left) Trimmed the left and right edges a smidge to fit.
- Cut black cardstock mat
- Used sheet music patter paper also found on Imagine More Cartridge. Page 38 (right)
*Frames of Blue pattern paper, black mat, and sheet music are cut from Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge. Page 7 (bottom) Inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye
- Piano image from Cricut Cartridge Quarter Note, page 46. Used Black cardstock (shifted image), blue DCWV textured cardstock (base image) (popped up on foam tape)
- Applied glossy accents all over the shifted piano image to appear highly polished
- applied a strip of small clear crystals for the piano keys and placed various sizes of clear crystals on the piano cut flourishes and framed the corners with large crystals
- Sentiment printed on blue pattern paper, same as frame using my computer. Cut into banner and popped up on foam tape.
She liked it. It sits proudly atop her piano. I also made an altered project for her gift from Blake and Kierstin. I will share that with you later this week.
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