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Monday, May 2, 2011

Musical Thank You


I haven't made a lot of black and white cards (I'm generally a colour kinda girl) but doesn't the dramatic look suit this Hero Arts cling set, Musical Clef? I was hesitant to try the white clef on black, because I'm prone to embossing powder speckles, but look, no spots for once! I tweaked a sketch from The Hero Arts April challenge for my layout.


I stamped the music score half of the set twice on white so I could get the long vertical strip. Then I created the focal circle using something else new for me: Glossy Accents! Yes, I really am often the last person to try what is second nature to every other crafter. :P I layered the cardstock on chipboard and shaped the circle just a bit using a stylus and an old mousepad. (And yes, when I say chipboard, I really mean cardboard from an empty cereal box. Chipboard makes me sound like a real crafter, though.) I also edged the circle with a black sharpie for a little more definition. The sentiment uses a Hero Arts stamp I've had for ages, stamped and clear embossed on vellum.
As well as the Hero Arts April challenge, this card fits this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge (not too hard, since it's "anything goes") and this week's Less is More challenge (my first time playing there) to create a congratulations or thank you card.
Have a great Monday, and if you're Canadian -- don't forget to vote!

Supplies: white & black cardstock, vellum, chipboard, Hero Arts Musical Clef & Thank You, Brilliance moonlight white & graphite black inks, white & clear embossing powder, Glossy Accents, black sharpie Pin It Now!

22 comments:

Karin said...

I love how you used that chipbord piece donned in glossy accents to highlight the music notes...Cool take on the sketch! Lovely card :)

Meg said...

Wow, I am amazed at your spec-free embossing!! Gorgeous card!

Angela said...

Super-elegant! The glossy accents totally highlight your sentiment, which rocks. Also, welcome to glossy accents! :) Hope the voting stuff went well.

Jocelyn said...

Super dramatic card! I've never seen that set before, but it's fab! I'm always impressed when crafters get clean embossing :) Love the glossy accents (and using the cereal box--clever, clever)...I love how it looks on the card!!

Emily Leiphart said...

You see? Everyone loves your embossing. You're the embossing queen, Linds! When you come down for a visit, you'll have to give me a lesson. ;)

dahlhousedesigns said...

The black and white is stunning!!! Gorgeous card.

lisa a.

Janna Werner said...

Hi Lindsey! I LOVE b/w creations like you said: they are kind of dramatic :) The focal circle is fantastic, perfect for glossy accents! Thanks so much for sharing and have a lovely day! Janna

Dolly Daydreams said...

I too am new to glossy accents and chipboard forget it you can't get it here in Greece, beautiful card with gorgeous techniques and so perfectly executed, I love it.

Marie

Dolly Daydreams said...

I too am new to glossy accents and chipboard forget it you can't get it here in Greece, beautiful card with gorgeous techniques and so perfectly executed, I love it.

Marie

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful, elegant card. Love that treble clef. x

Jo said...

I love your card, very elegant and stylish. Jo

sunghee said...

Great take on the sketch! Love all the detail you put in. Great idea to use chipboard (heeehee) and I love glossy accent!

Jenny said...

Beautiful and stylish. Love the monochrome too :)
Jenny x

Rita said...

Wow, your card is so classy, I love the black on white for this one. Hugs Rita xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lindsey and I really enjoyed reading your write up :-) The treble clef is fab and the black/white combo is perfect :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Susan said...

Lols, I love the look of the glossy accents! Beautiful card!

Mandi said...

Such a striking card
Love that treble clef...I know chrissie will too!
Continued thanks for supporting our challenge
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Mandi's right, I do love the treble clef... things musical always catch my eye!
Lovely card!
Thanks so much for joining us once more.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susie Sugar said...

Linsey your card is striking darling
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Zoechaos said...

Very stylish special card, love it XOXO Zoe

Aileen said...

Just perfect. Love the black and white. x

kasia c. said...

Beautiful black and white card! That clef turned out absolutely wonderfully. I too hate trying to emboss white for the same reason. You rocked it!