Wednesday 22 November 2023

Musical Birthday

Hi everybody.  A music themed birthday card for a lady today, another friend who sings, which is how we met as we were both in the same choir at one time, in fact we sat next to one another.  I have used the embossing folder before here, but the music flourish has not been inked before.   Both are from a set which came with a Creative Stamping magazine two or three months ago.   I decided to try to make a joy fold card which I have attempted once before and as shaped cards go this is easier than some.

I found a freebie paper on line which had music on and in blue and purple, a combination I do love.  I used the music embossing folder for the front panel and ink blended with purple for the floral piece at the bottom, and then blue for the music covered top half, using Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, and cut and adhered this to the front.  I then added the piece of music paper to the back of the inside, and the piece of flourishy music I added to the front fold over panel using the Salty Ocean DI heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  This is like a smaller back to front card which is attached to the back panel of the card and then folds over the shortened front piece.  The card is a 6" square with the front panel cut to 4", and the fold over piece is approximately 31/2" square.

Thank you for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - No. 212 Wet or Dry Embossing.
Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge - Anything Goes/Turkey or Thanksgiving.
Happy Little Stampers November Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
We Love Stamping November Challenge - Christmas Characte/Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations November Challenge - Get Ready for Christmas/Anything Goes.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 755 Christmas Time/Anything Goes.


brenda said...

It sounds like the perfect card for the lady Pat and what a lovely colour palette of blues and purples, lovely to see you joining in the challenge again, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping.

B x

LesleyG said...

This is so pretty Pat, all goes together beautifully xxx

Aquarius said...

Lots of interest on this musical themed card - your friend is sure to love it.

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Pat. I love the colour combination and how the musical theme goes all over the card. xx

Diane said...

So very creative and pretty!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Can You Handle The Pressure}

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is beautiful, I love the two embossing folders together, gorgeous shades and a lovely fold Pat. I'm sure your friend will love it.
Faith x

Aimeslee Winans said...

This is a beautiful card, Pat! Awesome use of the Issue 125 goodies (my last issue, so I'm saving this as a great sample card). XOX

Judy Woodland said...

WOW, this is simply stunning. I love the colors, and it really is the perfect card for a musical person. Wonderful design!!! Lots of fabulous work here, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Can You Handle the Pressure. I hope we see you again soon!!
Judy~ CYHTP DT Designer

Christine Alexander said...

That's a gorgeous EF background and love all the musical touches ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Such a pretty card Pat, and beautifully constructed with a great colour choice
Thank you for sharing this with us at We Love Stamping this month
Maxine WLS DT

Marjan said...

Love the soft colors, the card is a bit dreamy, lovely! Wonderful embossing on the panel and the stamp compliments that! The shape is so nice too!

Stamps and Paper said...

Perfect card for your musical friend Pat, love the design and gorgeous colours


coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful the colours the images and card fold is super thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful design for a musical 🎶 lady. Gorgeous design and colours Pat, I'm sure she loved it. Kate x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful personalised card,love the fold and music theme.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
Carol DT x

Loll said...

Perfect card for your singing friend, Pat. LOVE the colours of the patterned paper and a great way to make the card even more special with the joy fold. I know you said it was fairly simple, but it looks as though I need a degree in engineering to figure it out. :) Amazing art, as always. xx

Lynda said...

Such lovely colours and design. Loving the coloured embossed areas just 'swooshed'. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers 'anything goes birthday' challenge. xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Heather said...

Your colours are beautiful, Pat, a combination I love too. The three different panels look so good together; what a lovely card.

foleysfriend said...

I love how you personalized this card for a musical person. It's beautiful. The colors you chose are super pretty. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Birthday Challenge.

sue n.

Sue Jackson said...

WOW! What an absolutely gorgeous card! I think the embossing folder is fabulous, but the musical stamp is over the top gorgeous! I love blues and purples together as well. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz! I hope to see you in the gallery again soon. Sue - DT

Sarn said...

A wonderful card for a musical friend. Nice embossing and a lovely colour combo. xxx