Sunday, September 29, 2013

Music is in their Soul- Tic-Tac-Toe for Two Lovely Nieces :-)

Hi Again Stampers!!

Today we celebrated my stepmother’s belated birthday and the birthday of my twin nieces who are now eighteen years old!!  Time surely flies by and they have grown into two lovely young ladies who love the Lord and have been blessed with so much talent in music and art!

Their mother is an accomplished pianist and they have had piano lessons since they were very young and both of them are extremely gifted in music- they have just started playing the violin and cello and these two instruments have been extremely easy so far for them since they have such an extensive background in music. 

I have seen many cards in the galleries that were punch art of a piano and thought I would use that idea for one of the cards and a violin from an old retired set, Musical Medley  for the other…..

I checked out this week's The Paper Players PP165 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from Ann and both cards qualify... in fact, combined, they are a "three way" Tic-Tac-Toe- Ribbon, Designer Paper and  Birthday; Ribbon, Embossing and Banners and Birthday, Pearls and the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges!!   I hope you can take the time to check out their site- so much inspiration!!

To create the first card:

Layer the Modern Medley cardstock onto the Basic Black card base and distress a bit by hand and using a Sponge Dauber with Crumb Cake Classic Ink.

Create the angle of the “piano” by drawing it by freehand onto Basic Black cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  

De-static this angled piece using the Embossing Buddy® and ink the retired Musical Score background stamp using Versamark™ ink (could not located my current Music wheel- where did that go??).  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool to melt the powder. 

Create the piano keys using the Word Window punch and punching out pieces of Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock- adhere to the bottom of the card in a keyboard layout with Two-Way Glue.

Add the sentiment banner created from My Digital Studio(MDS) using the retired stamp set, Feeling Sentimental from the 2013-2014 Sale-A-Bration (printed onto Very Vanilla cardstock and distressed with the Distressing Tool) and the banner points are created by hand or you can use the 1" Square Punch. 

Add the triple 5/8” Basic BlackSatin Ribbon bow and adhere the "piano top" to the card, adding the Pearls to finish off the card.

To create the second card:

De-static a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Embossing Buddy® and ink the retired Musical Medley violin stamp using Versamark™ ink.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool to melt the powder.

Color the image using Stampin’ Write Markers in Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake.  Create a shadow and hand draw the “table” or “floor” area with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker (mask the rest of the image and add a bit of distressing with the Color Spritzer Tool and the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker on the shadowed area).   Ink the background stamp, En Francais with Crumb Cake Classic Ink and stamp over the image. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Ovals Collection Framelits™ to cut out the oval shape and mount onto the Basic Black frame (created with the Big Shot™ and the Window Frame Collection Framelits™).

Distress the edges of a piece of Modern
Medley Designer Series Paper and adhere to the Basic Black Card Base.   Add the focal image along with the banner sentiment (same one as in the first card above) and the triple 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow with a few Pearls to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets:  Feeling Sentimental (MDS, retired SAB), Musical Score, Musical Medley (both retired), En Francais

Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP

Ink: Versamark™, Crumb Cake, Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Basic Black

AccessoriesEmbossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot™, Ovals and Window Frame Collections Framelits™, Sponge Daubers, Punches- Word Window, 1” Square (for banner points), 5/8” Black Satin Ribbon (retired). Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- both of my nieces seemed to be thrilled with the cards and of course, the gift cards inside helped as well! 

Have a great Monday and have fun stamping!


SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Gorgeous! The musical instruments are truly the showpieces. Love the curled/distressed paper on the violin card.

Stamp like you mean it said...

Completely beautiful Julie! Paper, singing! Love it.

LeAnne said...

Wowza! These are fabulous! Just glad you shared them with us this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, it is always so wonderful to visit your beautiful creations! WOW! These are both gorgeous and I love how you created the piano. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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