I made this card mainly to participate in the "Lets face the music challenge over at City Crafter. I had really been looking forward to using this Tilda-stamp. I just bought it, but it's definately a favorite already.
I'm so happy about how this card turned out. I don't think I'll ever spent more time on a project, but I think the result justify it. I've already decided on who's getting this for Christmas - she's a violin player, so hopefully she'll like it.
This isn't just a regular card, it has a little box with tea lights on the inside. I found a tutoral on how to do it at the StampARTic webpage.
I guess the tea lights aren't too visible with that big bow, but they're in there.
Inside there's also a little hidden tag to include a message.
These are the supplies I've used for this card:
Paper: The card base is bazill bling. The patterned papers are Graphic 45 "Christmas Past Collestion - We wish you a merry Christmas" and "Christmas Past Collection - Let it snow", as well as Maja Design "Juletid - Dans kring granen".
Stamps: The background on the front is Cornish Heritage Farm's "Aged Sheetmusic" (the webstore has been down for a while, but they're starting up again so maybe it will come back for sale). I stamped it using Ranger Embossing ink pad and added Ranger super fine detail Gold embossing powder. Then I heated it up and it turned to a beautiful golden background. I stitched around the page, and then I distressed the edges with Ranger "Vintage Photo" distress ink. Another stamp on the front is from the set Julesanger by North Star Stamps, stamped with Tsukineko Memento "Rich Cocoa". This particular stamp is "Glade jul", or "Silent Night" as it's known in English. Last, but not least, I've used Tilda With Violin from Magnolia Stamps. She's stamped with Tsukineko Versafine "Onyx black", colored with promarkers and at last she has gotten a shimmery layer from using a Ranger distress cracle paint called "Clear Rock candy". On the inside of the card I haven't stamped much. I repeated the "Aged sheetmusic", but this time I stamped it using Rangers "Antique Linen" distress in to get a lighter impression. I also distressed on the inside using "Vintage photo" distres ink.
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Four, Spellbinders Labels Six, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis shapeabilities.
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch and Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch
Embellishments: Flowers from Kort & Godt, Magnolia and Papirloftet. American Crafts Pearl brads. Ribbon.
I think that's it. Lots of products used on this card, and it's just so "me". I'm not at all the "clean and simple" girl, I've almost been more fascinated with shabby chic. So there should be more cards similar to this coming in the future.
I'm entering this card to the following challenges:
City crafter: "Lets face the music"
Flourishes Bring back Beautiful: The beauty of a color (Make a monochromatic card)
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Something new. (My Tilda stamp is brand new, and so is the Julesanger one also)
Simon Says Stamps: Use dies and/or punches
Card Makin' Mamas: Get punchy
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: stitching
The Crafty Pad: Stitching
My Sheri Crafts: "Sew simple"
Mark's Finest Papers: Things with wings
Crafty Boots Challenges: Things with wings
Raise the Bar challenge: things with wings
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Things with wings
Flutter by Wednesday: Butterfly, fairy or angel.
Paper Crafting Journey: Hidden messages (My tag)
Creatalicious challenges: anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge blog: anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge: anything goes
Crafty Ribbons challenge: Anything goes
Make it Monday: Always anything goes
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