Monday 14 May 2012

Bordering on Romance shaped card

I love joining in with the Make My Monday challenge and never miss it if I can help it. In fact there's no chance of me missing it during May as the lovely ladies have asked me to guest for the month! May's Floral theme continues with a fabulous new challenge this week: Any Flower with Music. It sounds fun doesn't it - why not join in yourself?!

When I saw the challenge, I immediately wondered what would happen if I teamed my Music Notes wheel with the new Bordering on Romance stamp set. Come and see how it turned out:

The shaped card base was made using the largest of my new Labels framelits dies. I used the same die to make a mask out of two post it notes which I put into place before running the wheel across the centre of the card twice. The large flower image was stamped over the top. I didn't want to add a sentiment so I thought a little bakers twine across the top would bring balance to the card. (I can't tell you how hard it was to stop myself from typing 'bring balance to the force' then - my boys have been such Star Wars fans!)

Incidentally I didn't have any bakers twine the right colour so I just dyed a length of white with a couple of drops of re-inker - I'm VERY excited about that so you'll probably be seeing lots of different colours of bakers twine turning up all over my cards! The flower cluster was coloured with markers with a shadow added in Sahara Sand to make it pop.

The card turned out to be one layer and shaped as well so I'll be entering it into the One Layer Wednesday challenge!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Music Notes wheel
Ink: River Rock, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, white bakers twine, Pretty in Pink re-inker, Labels framelits, Big Shot, Simply Scored
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Lots of countries around the world celebrated mother's day yesterday and I hope everyone had a lovely day. In the UK, the celebration is held on the 4th Sunday in Lent, but every day feels like mother's day in my house! As I was dishing out the porridge yesterday morning, my youngest son held out his hand to indicate I'd given him enough. The serving spoon was already half way to his bowl so I added the spoonful to his portion. He sighed. "All mums have one thing in common," he said. "When you tell them you've got enough they ALWAYS add one more spoonful!"

Have a happy Monday! I'll be back tomorrow with a great way to use one of the Apothecary Art stamps - don't miss it!


  1. Love your shaped card, and the music combo.
    Cheers, Karen

  2. This is beautiful Vicky, I love this shape, and the delicate floral image and pretty pinks.

  3. Love the shape of this little card Vicky..lovely image


  4. Hello Vicky

    I just adore your card, it's fabulous. So soft and serene and a gorgeous flower spray.

  5. Beautiful shaped card Vicky, the flowers are stunning. x

  6. VERY pretty! Congrats on sorting out the right coloured twine! xx

  7. This really is gorgeous Vicky. Love the beautiful flowers and didn't realise the music score was a wheel!
    Glad to see you improvising too with the twine which is something I do a lot with trim using inks and alcohol markers.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. Fabulous card Vicky - great tip about the twine too.

    Love your son's comment :)


  9. Morning Vicky - lovely card, I love that set and will probably add it to my ever growing wish list! It looks great with the music and the baker's twine finishes it off perfectly - Jacqueline xx

  10. Perfect card for a music or piano teacher! Love that shape! And your flowers are so sweet!

  11. Love the shaped card Vicky and the combination of stamps. The twine is just perfect :o)
    Val x

  12. A very nice card, love the shape and the colouring is amazing
    Greetings Caroline

  13. It turned out very well Vicky! so pretty and delicate.
    suzi b xx

  14. I'm loving the card shape Vicky...nice little notch to get the twine into!!!
    Beautiful stamping and shading... Your doing a grand job as Guest designer :0)
    Jenny x

  15. Super card Vicky, such a pretty design and shape, the twine is perfect for it. Well done on your GD spot. x

    PS your son is SO right about mums.

  16. Hi Vicky thank you for your lovely comments on my cards.
    Your card is fabulous, what fantastic work,I love the way you stamp, I find it difficult to stamp anymore as my right hand doesnt work properly so I am thankful for digi stamps , the only thing is, I cannot do all the fab things you can do with a real stamp , with these digi ones, Love the shape of your card too. well done .
    I love the
    Hugs Elaine

  17. Gorgeous! What a fabulous card, Vicky! Love it!

  18. Love the shape and the idea about the twine, a lovely card

  19. Love the shape of the card...but the way you have the flowers popping with the shadowing is fabulous!!

  20. This is beautiful Vicky Luv Sue x

  21. Love this Vicky I would never have thought of shaping the card that way - it looks fab. I know now though :0)
    M x

  22. Oh, Vicky, it's beautiful!!! LOVE that cluster of flowers atop that amazing sheet music image! This is gorgeous! LOVE the shading--I thought the flowers were popped up at first! Also, I'm a bit daft and am wondering HOW you've used the die to create this shaped card? If you'd drop me a line to tell me how, I'd be very appreciative!!! :)

  23. Fabulous shape , beautiful stamping gorgeous colours another harmonious ( pun intended ) card from you Vicky. Congratulations on yet another guest DT spot thoroughly deserved.

  24. Really pretty card, beautiful shape and the design is just lovely! Helen (Sydney)

  25. Vicky, Great design. I like the way you placed your beautifully colored floral image over the music background. Very pretty. Thanks for playing the OLW challenge with us this week.

  26. You've done it again Vicky! Such a beautiful elegant card. Loving the shape! Suzanne

  27. Love the shape you've achieved and the little cluster of flowers are devine. The music wheel makes a super background. x

  28. I'm not sure I would know what to do with a challenge combining music and flowers! But, of course, you know just how to combine the two into a beautiful card!

  29. Oh, this is a lovely shaped card, Vicky. Your flowers are gorgeous and how clever to dye your twine to match. Wonderful! Ann

  30. Colouring bakers twine to match - now that is a brilliant idea! Love the shaped card too makes it so unique. Its beautiful.

  31. I love the shaped card and the soft music behind the pretty flowers! The first time I tried to dye ribbon with re-inker, I rinsed it in clear water and rinsed out nearly all the color. Boy did I feel silly!


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