Just a Note Music Note Thank You Card and Box Frame

by Joanne James14. May 2016 21:45

Well after an incredibly busy week I've finally managed to squeeze in another blog post! What's more, I also had a few hours at my desk this afternoon and instead of tidying up or sorting out retiring stock, I decided to get making - I've not put ink to a stamp in a whole week myself! I'm sat watching the annual music fest that is Eurovision as a type, so it seemed like a good day to share a couple of music-themed projects with you.

As my regular readers will know, we are something of a musical family: three pianists, a guitarist and we all like to sing (some of us better than others, it has to be said!) Rebecca recently sat her Grade 3 singing exam and subsequently wanted to make a little something for her vocal coach to say thank you for all her teaching and support. We don't have much in the way of musical stamp supplies, so armed with a suitable sentiment from the 'Watercolour Wishes' stamp set, some retired designer series paper and my Silhouette Cameo e-cutter, we set to work to create two projects. We created both a card and a boxed dimensional frame. Here is the frame, complete with layered treble clef:

Rebecca was so pleased with this, we then downloaded a second cut file and created this co-ordinating thank you card:

I love both of these projects and they definitely made me want to use my e-cutter more. Rebecca and I certainly had a lot of fun putting them together and her singing teacher loved them. Rebecca also got a merit for her exam performance too, so all in all a great result all round. Let's hope the United Kingdom Eurovision entry achieves similar success tonight!

I'll be back tomorrow with this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Silhouette Bride And Groom Wedding Card

by Joanne James25. January 2016 22:39

The weekend is over and it's Monday again - where does the time go?! I'm finally finding the time today to share a card that I featured in part on my Facebook Page last week. This particular card was a commission for a client - a bride and groom with a romantic sunset of pinks and purples:

This card doesn't have a great deal of stamping, apart from the sentiment from the ever-popular 'Sassy Salutations' stamp set. The bride and groom were cut using my e-cutter having set them into a frame, but the real star of the show for this card I think is the beautiful brayered background. I masked the moon using a piece of post-it note punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch, then brayered the entire background using a combination of Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry. So very pretty!

I am entering today's card into this week's challenge over at Less Is More where this week the recipe is 'Silhouettes'. I was thrilled to be the LIM winner in December and so far I haven't managed an entry in January due to other commitments. This week I am going to make up for this though with not just one, but (at least!) two entries; I've been making samples for an all-day brayering technique class that I'm holding tomorrow so have lots of silhouettes to share! 

Back tomorrow with one of my basic brayer class cards that is perfect for the 'Less Is More' theme!

Until then, happy stampin!

 

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