Musical Greetings

My youngest brother has taken up the clarinet and for being mostly self taught he is really good. I never know what to put on his birthday cards because until now his only interest has been computers and there are only so many computer themed images and stamps around! So this time I willingly went with a musical theme.

I apologise for the shadows in the photo it was tricky trying to avoid them!

DSC_0562(watermarked)Materials used:
clarinet clip art from internet
brown card and paper in various shades
gold mirri card
X-Press It card
musical swirl clear stamp from stash
detail gold embossing powder
music embossing folder
embossing ink pad
happy birthday die
Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad
Copic pens

The card base is made from an A4 piece of mid brown card.  The dark brown layer is made from a textured dark brown card. The embossed layer is coloured with Vintage Photo distress ink. The top layer is stamped and heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder then the edges are also embossed with the same powder. The greeting is die cut from gold mirri card.

The clarinet image is printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copic pens.

I had a bit of fun ‘playing’ while making this card. It’s been a while since I used a ‘real’ stamp and got the heat gun out. I think I need to do some more soon!

Thanks for popping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #145 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – March Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Carft #63 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration #194 – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #392 – Anything Goes/Just Add A Sentiment
My Time To Craft #365 – Monochromatic
Simply Papercraft #55 – Anything Goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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2 Responses to Musical Greetings

  1. amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MTTC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

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