Saturday, May 21, 2016

You Rock Drummer Birthday Card

Hello everyone! My son is turning 14! Yikes! 
Where did all the time go?! He has been playing drums for the past few years and is in advanced band in Junior High. Now he will soon play in the High School band coming up in August when he starts his Freshman year. I made him this card for his birthday on Monday. 

The card base is 4.5" x 6.0". I watercolored some splatters using my Barn Door distress inks and Zig markers. I also sprayed metallic silver drops over the finished background. I cut out my layer with a cross stitched die from Gina Marie designs and added a layer of red foil card stock.

The drum is from my Indie Days Cricut cartridge. I cut the layers out with metallic card stock. This kind of looks like my son's Ringo Ludwig drum set. 

The You Rock sentiment is from the Stamping Cricut Cartridge. I tried to make it fun, yet cool,  masculine and not too little boyish.... I hope he likes it!

I will participate in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: Anything Goes
DL.ART May Linky: Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: Dimension or Anything Goes

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Grand Piano Shaped Card

 Hello my crafty friends!! It seems like forever that I've been able to do a blog post. It is that time of year again for music shows and this time I was director! This past month I put together a promotional concert with 4 bands for the Commercial Music Department at the college I teach at. It was so much fun and SO much work but I am hopeful that it will pay off. The Arts are getting lost in the schools with so many cutbacks and it was my goal to remind the student's and the community of all the wonderful courses we have to offer. Two and a half more weeks of classes, final recitals and 1 more performance and it will be summer break for me! Yay!

Today I am sharing a card I designed for my accompanist's birthday. I've seen a bunch of piano cards covered in flowers on Pinterest... I wanted to create a masculine version. I couldn't find an SVG so I decided to design my own in Design Space.

The card stands 6 inches tall and is about 5 inches wide. The "celebrate" is a die from My Creative Time and I did a double layer using silver cardstock and glittery gold. The leaves are from my Cricut Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I cut them both out using vellum but when I glued them down the glue was too obvious so I added a layer of metallic silver Wink of Luna and then a layer of clear Wink of Stella.

I couldn't resist adding the Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. In the end I think the design is suitable for both male and female. The card opens up and I did add a white layer of cardstock to stamp my sentiment and write my message. I am happy with how this turned out and plan on making a few more... maybe in different colors and maybe use some flowers next time. 

Thank you so much for hopping by! I hope to get back to my usual craftiness once all my end of the semester duties are over :) 

I will participate in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes
DL ART- May Linky Party
PDE Linky Party- Anything Goes

Have a blessed day!


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