Friday, 13 November 2015

Musical Birthday

It's time for another challenge from Fusion Card Challenge and this week we have another gorgeous inspiration photo and a fabulous sketch.  Check this out!

For my card, I focused on the sketch, although there are some color elements from the photo as well.

I started by white-embossing the Sheet Music Background stamp onto a sheet of white cardstock, before sponging various distress inks, gradually fading out as I got closer to the top.  I used a Stitched Basic Edges die to cut the panel with a curve.  I used the die to position the "your day" into the same shape and stamped that onto the card base.

The two sponged panels were then adhered to the card base using foam tape.  The die-cut word was stacked four-high and painted with Wink of Stella before being adhered to the card.

Here's a bit of a funny story.  I actually made this card about three weeks ago and in fact sent it to my sister two weeks ago for her birthday.  It wasn't until I was writing this blog post and the one for my FMS card yesterday that I realised how similar both cards are and my FMS card was only made last weekend!  Looks like I need to expand my repertoire when it comes to distress ink blending :)

Thanks for visiting.  Be check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the team and have a go at this challenge yourself.

Products Used:

Stamps:  Sheet Music Background (MFT), Wet Paint (PTI)
Ink:  Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, black
Accessories:  White EP, Wet Paint Dies (PTI), Stitched Basic Edges dies (MFT), Wink of Stella



Ashwini Rao said...

Love it! Fantastic background!!

SonjaK said...

Love how you've used the sketch and the colors for your design! And that music sheet stamp makes a wonderful background.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful sponging of your backtround Karren - love the bold black sentiment!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow - so pretty Karren!!

Deanne :)

sandie said...

Gorgeous sponging and embossing. Love the added dimension. I did the same as you. I made my Fusion card and Time Out cards for today a while ago and then when they were posted today, they look the same! Never mind, we create what we love!

I Card Everyone said...

Your head knows what your heart loves, Karren! Keep them coming! I LOve that color combo, and the sheet music background is outstanding!

Unknown said...

I love how the colors blend into each other, so beautiful! And the curve is SUCH a great feature! xx

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

If you expand your repertoire any more I may just go broke! But kidding aside, I know exactly what you mean. I sometimes find myself making the same card a lot. Same design, same colors, same technique. And I wonder how I'm going to shake things up. But rest assured, we mere mortals are always inspired by your cards and though they seem similar to you, there is always something new for us to see!

Brandi said...

Karren oh my goodness! The background you created with the distressing inks is amazing! I can see the inspiration from the sketch and photo! I just adore the simplicity of this design. You worked it, for sure!

Dana M said...

Lovely card Karren! I love your perfectly blended background. The card has a bit of whimsy and just makes you happy!

Jen Timko said...


Katie Ann Brooks said...

lovely and happy design!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

lovely and happy design!