Hi all. I needed a quick birthday card for a friend's birthday. I thought it might be fun to use this old fashioned gramophone, although as he was born in the same year as myself, and I don't remember seeing any horn gramophones, I'm sure he won't remember them either, but I thought it was fun with the music coming out of the horn.
For the Card I Used:
The player, music score and individual notes are from the set of freebie stamps.
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Stormy Sky and Memento Sweet Plum.
Versafine Smokey Gray Ink.
WOW Clear Embossing powder.
Spectrum Noir Dark Grey and Brown Pencils.
A mixture of Silver Mica Powder and water in a spray.
Sakura Silver Gel Pen.
XCut Numbers dies.
Britannia sentiment die.
Stick It Adhesive.
Snippet of white card.
Snippets of Silver Mirri Card.
An 8" x 8" card cut down the middle horizontally.
I started by smooshing with Peacock Feathers and Sweet Plum ink on to a snippet of white card. When this was dry I stamped the music score stamp twice using Smokey Gray ink. Whilst it was still wet I used the Clear EP and heat set it. I then made a mask using a post it note and stamped the horn gramophone making the music appear to come out of it. I then stamped the random notes and I shaded the gramophone using the grey and brown pencils.
I decided to add some more colours into the background using the Mowed Lawn and the Stormy Sky inks and some blending foam. I used the grey pencil to shade and ground the gramophone, and I also blended some of the Stormy Sky ink underneath it too and round the edges of the piece to draw the eye in more. I used a mica powder spray to add some more sparkle and it also added texture where it lifted the ink.
I then die cut the numbers and the sentiment using snippets of silver mirri backed with Stick It Adhesive and stuck them in place. As a finishing touch I used the silver pen to highlight the notes, and then stuck this finished piece to the white card base.
Thank you for looking at my blog today and I will be back again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 255 where we use our snippets of paper and card.
The Male Room - No. 48 Science. (Emile Berliner invented the Gramophone in the 1890s.
Cuttlebug Mania - Music. (I use a Grand Calibur) (Runner Up)