I hope you are well and that Friday has been fabulous for you.
At first, I confess, I was at a loss as to how to introduce music into a card but after rifling through my box of Christmas papers I stumbled on what is left of another paper pack from last year, Traditional Christmas from Paper Cellar which includes this music themed paper.
Once again, I must mention the quality of the photographs in bad lighting ... the colours are much more vibrant in real life! So frustrating not having my Ottlite!!! I thought I'd wait until we'd moved into the new house, but no, I can't wait a moment longer, a new lamp is ordered and on it's way!!!
The base of the card is 'kraft' from Papermill Direct, one A4 (US Letter equivalent) sheet cut in half. Just a smidgeon was trimmed of the length before creasing and folding in half to measure a 4.25" x 5.75" tent shape card. On both, the lower 2.5" was embossed with Snowflake Swirl (Darice).
The patterned paper panel is made from 2" wide strips cut from the sheet of paper and edged with lengths of paper ribbon trim, from another sheet found in the same paper pack.
The topper was created by cutting the little snowman image from the paper and matting him on to some black card (also from Papermill Direct). The pompom on his hat was blinged up with Crystal Stickles and his eyes and buttons with Black Diamond Stickles.
The final embellishment is some brown string (Docrafts) wrapped round and knotted at the top of the card.
More paper ribbon trims the inside and the back.
So that's it - two cards that were quick and easy to make. Having limited time is certainly concentrating the mind and I'm having fun dreaming up projects that can be made in a jiffy :)
I am also linking this into Hazel's Monthly Extra Challenge for November, where, as always, anything goes.
The EM and I have had an fun day trawling round the DIY stores, studying wallpaper and paint charts, and checking out bathroom accessories. Right now there are two paper swatches draped over the sofa while we decide which one will grace the recesses in the lounge ... decisions, decisions, decisions :)
We also popped along to the new house again and this time I remembered to take photos of the garden. I aim to keep a record of what it looks like month-by-month through the first year and in time create a scrapbook ... perhaps a project life style album.
Okay, better hop over to Hazel's before it's too late.
Take care and happy crafting,