Saturday, October 8, 2011

Musical Christmas- Three in One!


Hi Stampers!   

Thank goodness it is Friday!  I decided to sneak in a card at the last minute for the PP66 Musical Theme at The Paper Players (love those Paper Player “gals” :-)) and used the ColourQ CQC105 colors (another one of my favorite weekly challenges) along with the FMS5 sketch at a new favorite sketch challenge site, Freshly MadeSketches.

Since this was a musical theme challenge, I decided to pull out some of my retired sets (and give them some “love’” :-)).

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ and emboss a piece of Wisteria Wonder with the Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (only two thirds of the way down to leave a smooth area for the sentiment).

Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static the Whisper White cardstock and with Versamark®ink, stamp the Musical Score background stamp and the main focal image (from Musical Medley).  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Basic Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Once the embossing powder has cooled, color with Stampin’ Write markers in Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder.   

Trim and mount the musical background onto Basic Black.  Punch out the focal image with the 2 ½” Circle Punch and behind the focal image, layer another circle from the same punch using Wisteria Wonder cardstock (cut the circle in half and angle so the cut edges do not show).  Layer the entire focal image onto a Basic Black circle from the 3” Originals™ Circle Die.

De-static and stamp the sentiment in the same manner as described above. Layer a piece of 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon over the embossed “line” (where the smooth cardstock meets the embossing) and add all of the other layers as per the sketch.  Adhere the 5/8" Basic Black Satin bow, Antique Brad and layer all onto a Basic Black card front to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Greetings, Retired Stamp Sets- Musical Score background and Musical Medley
 Ink: Versmark™, Stampin’ Write markers- Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 3” Originals™ Circle Die, 2 ½” Circle Punch, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Basic Black Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Thanks again for stopping by!   I hope all of you have a great weekend and find some time to relax and have fun creating! 

13 comments:

Deanna Jean said...

This is beautiful. Great us of the colors.

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful card! Love the Wisteria Wonder with the black..it's just gorgeous. I am also loving all the embossing you did. It really makes the music images pop. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

RitaR said...

This is a beauty .... love the musical theme and the lovely color combination of Wisteria Wonder and black. The offset circles behind your sentiment are so striking ... it gives so much "movement" to your design. I really appreciate the detailed instructions you've given, too!

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful colors - and beautiful coloring! Love all of the details! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Patti said...

Stunning card. Beautiful use of the colors and the embossing.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie! always enjoy looking at your beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Jen Timko said...

Julie - This is so beautiful! I love your colors and the coloring is stunning! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Rita said...

Julie, you always make the most beautiful bows! It's the first thing I noticed about this one! I love the combination of colors; Wisteria is becoming one of my favorites. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players this week.

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... your card is absolutely beautiful Julie ... love the colour combination and love that focal image! Just lovely ...
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Lesley Croghan said...

Stunning card Julie, love the rich bow and the intense colours. Perfect for all three challenges! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players!
Smiles,
Lesley

Cindy Hall said...

Very lovely. I love the choice of colors and the use of embellishments and tools. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

Gorgeous card. The colors are wonderful and you carried off that musical theme perfectly! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches too!

Anne Marie said...

Julie, you know I am a huge fan of your work already, but this just takes the cake! Classic and elegant...not to mention stunning! Wow! Wonderful work with the challenges. Hope you had a great day! hugs! :)

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