Monday, 18 July 2011

Masculine Monday - Music Notes birthday card

Good morning! Every Monday, I post a masculine card here at Crafting Clare's Paper Moments and today I've been inspired by One Layer Wednesday, where the challenge is to make a card that is personal to the recipient. On Saturday, we went to the 60th birthday party of a friend of ours. He is a talented musician and I thought I'd create a piece for him using the Music Notes wheel. Come and see:


I used my favourite Confetti card stock for this card, masking off a large rectangle with post-it notes to create a layered image in. I inked up the Music Notes wheel with versamark first and clear embossed it, and then wheeled Not Quite Navy music over the top. The background was sponged in using Safari Sand, Wild Wasabi and Not Quite Navy inks. Finally I added black notes and a sentiment using Staz-on ink.


Here's a close up so that you can see the layered effect you get when stamping over a heat embossed background. This is the design I went with for our friend but I did experiment with few others. This one is the best of them:


It has been made in a similar way using Confetti White card stock this time and shades of blue ink. I created the image in a masked off strip this time and scored lines above and below it.


You may recognise this embellishment from last week's card. It looks quite different using a smaller gold eyelet and a knot of gold elastic cord. I stamped the sentiment in Stazon ink on vellum.


Supplies needed for the top card:
Stamps: Plane and Simple, Music Notes wheel
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi, Stazon black, versamark
Card stock: Confetti Cream
Other: Clear embossing powder
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I hope you've had a good weekend. It's been hectic here as usual and as I haven't done a jot of housework I think it's time I got my pinny on and attempted to 'make order from chaos' as my daughter would say! I'll be back again tomorrow and would love it if you could join me. Hope to see you then,

27 comments:

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  2. Fab cards Vicky. Love this musical note wheel! I enjoyed a lovely day yesterday with my mum at the create and craft fair at Doncaster Racecourse. I was really good though and hardly spent anything, just enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere and getting inspiration.
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  3. Perfect for your friend...and for OLW !! Well just all round perfect actually!

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  4. Two fabuloous and original cards, I love the music notes and colours.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Both are beautiful cards Vicky and are perfect for a friend with musical talents

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  6. Love how you've used the wheel on both cards. They've created a fantastic effect. x

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  7. Perfectly personalized Vicky, I love all the different colours of the music score on your inky background. I really need to sort my neglected house out this week... especially as MIL is coming...eek!
    Jenny x

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  8. WOW - those are just terrific. Love this technique for cardmaking.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  9. These are stunning! Love all the colours and layers!

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  10. Like this one a lot Vicky - gorgeous colours - Jacqueline xx

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  11. Hi Vicky, That's one brilliant card, love the differing shades of blue and all the texture, sentiment's pretty great too. Perfect for OLW, Gay xxx

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  12. Love both cards, Vicky. Fab stamping and gorgeous vibrant colours! x

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  13. Love both the cards Vicky but the second one is my favorite Luv Sue x

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  14. So this is the card then eh !!! Yes do think more fitting for the gentleman than the button one ! I have that wheel and never thought of doing it that way not that I COULD do it, great effect, both of them are very dynamic and classy . I love the little ilet thingy ( sorry used to ipad , imac, ipod ) and the gold lazzy ( elastic ) . Love them both.

    Marie

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  15. Both of them are really nice Vicky (can't say gorgeous for a man can you?) but I'm sure he would have preferred the on ewith pink buttons :0)Missed you yesterday but it was a good day nevertheless!
    Margaret x

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  16. Both amazing note cards, must try the resist technique soon.

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  17. Wonderful card I bet your friend loved it. A xx

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  18. 2 fab cards, lovely inking and colours.

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  19. Just brilliant and so appropriate for your friend. I love the effect you've created. Actually, both cards are just super.

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  20. Lovely card! I like how you used the roller stamp in a random pattern.

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  21. Get out!! As a musically trained individual, music stamps have to be one of my favourites and I've never seen anything as beautiful as this. I'm so head over heels in love, Vicky! You've really outdone yourself. These are truly inspiring!

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  22. I've got to say that this is one of the most interest cards I've ever seen! The background is gorgeous, the musical notes are perfectly placed in a haphazard way (if that makes any sense)! The focal point of this card looks like something I'd see in an art gallery! It truly is wonderful.

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  23. Wow, Vicky! Just going through some of the One Layer Wednesday cards and had to pop in and say hi to you -- and comment on your extra fabulous card. Great, great job, Vicky!

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  24. Great card. I love how you used the musical notes. I have to remember this for my grand daughter who plays the piano. Lovely colors

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  25. I LOVE that you stamped the music notes at random! Cool, cool card!! My card

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  26. Oooh another great card I LOVE it! trying to get off this website now but just CAN'T!!!!!lol :O) Viv xx

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  27. Thank you for sharing this! I have totally CASEd it. (Hope you don't mind!) This is an absolutely gorgeous card.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x