Friday, November 1, 2013

Bit of Green Birthday

Our challenge this week at Color My Heart is Black & White with a pop of Green.  I put this card together for a very musical nephew.

Here's the supply list (everything in italics is CTMH):
  • Stamps: Universal Background, Distressed Background, Holiday Tags
  • Paper: Pear, Black
  • Ink: Black
  • Accessories: Artiste (p. 47 - notched paper, p. 36 - sentiment frame), Baker's Twine: Neutral Assortment, black sequins (Hobby Lobby)
Using Cricut Craft Room, I selected the notched paper shape twice.  Before cutting, I selected the sentiment frame shape and positioned it inside one of the notched paper shapes.  I then placed the Pear paper where it would be cut with the sentiment frame opening and placed the Black paper where the second notched shape would cut.  After the Cricut cut, I trimmed the Black paper and glued it along the notched edge.

I stamped the Pear piece with the music from Universal Background then laid it over the white card and stamped the frame from Holiday Tags through the opening.  The beauty of doing a cut out window like this one is, even if you don't get the stamped image lined up perfectly, as long as it's straight and in the vicinity of where you want it, you can adjust the piece with the window.  Love that!

The Pear and Black notched paper shape was adhered with foam tape to add dimension making sure to leave an edge so the large black sequin could be tucked underneath a smidge.  (Such a great word..."smidge") 

Once again, I must give a shout out to my inspiration card which can be found here.  Other than substituting CTMH supplies for the ones she used, my only real changes were the color of the Baker's Twine and stamping the Distressed Background image vertically along the left side of the card as opposed to her horizontal image.

Since I have two musical nephews with birthdays this month, my only real dilemma is deciding which one gets this card and which one get a different one.

Until next time,


  1. Hi Becca! I love your card, especially the music scores! The twine adds a great touch!

  2. What a great, masculine card! I really like this one -it has many of my fave things but its the way you've put them together!! Excellent work!

  3. I think I've already told you that I {heart} this card, big time. Its going into the CASE file, for sure. Lots of musicians in my family, too.

  4. I love the way you combined textures on this card... the music stamp, Baker's twine, and notebook border stamp all good great together!

  5. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I'm so glad you did because it led me to your blog full of such gorgeous cards! I love the different textures you've got working together in this card.

  6. This is a fabulous card for a musical nephew. So many great elements (I'm really lovin' that fabric-y BG stamp)


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