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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Sheet Music Background, Friendship Card

I don't make many friendship cards and I probably should make more.  I need to start sending out more to let my friends know I do care about them, even though I know they know that. It's always nice to hear it now and then!

This was a fun card to make. I did have trouble trying to match up a color to go with the Tranquil Tide color.  I ended up using Bermuda Bay. It does look SO much better in person!  Oh and I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original here and what colors they used.

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Tranquil Tide.  I cut a 4' x 5-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay and taped it on top of the card base.

Next I took a 3-3/8" x 5" piece of Whisper White and I stamped the "Sheet Music" background using Tranquil Tide ink.  I was going to cut the piece so I could get two cards out of it but the other end of the music didn't have the treble cleft stuff.  Then I took a piece of the Tranquil Tide Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and cut it to 7-7/8" x 5". Before I taped it in place on the sheet music, I punched out the ribbon border.  Then I taped my DSP down. But the smarter thing to do would be to tape the ribbon strip to the back of the DSP and then tape it all down. I had to lift the edge of my DSP up so I could slip my glued ribbon strip under it.  What a mess that was.  It would have been SO much easier to run a strip of snail along the back of the DSP and set the ribbon strip in place.  But no, I didn't think before I taped, so I had to glue the strip in and it was a mess!  Lesson learned!!! LOL  Now don't let me catch you doing that!!! LOL

The words are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set. I stamped them using Tranquil Tide ink. I die cut them with the oval die and I die cut a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  One nice thing about using two different size dies, you can cut them both at the same time.  I taped those layers together and added Dimensionals to the back.  I cut a piece of the Burlap Ribbon and taped it to the front of the card.  I then set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And the card was done!  I thought it was a fun card to make and I can't wait to see what the Christmas papers will look like to see if I can make a Christmas card using this layout and the "Sheet Music" stamp.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

1 comment:

Kathy Bolam said...

Love your color combo and design. We have grandchildren into music, one plays trombone in a jazz group and one signs and acts at his school. Great card for them! Thank you, Wanda.