Sunday, September 5, 2010

"If music be the food of love ..."

This card may have just awakened my motivation.  I have been using cards from my stockpile for a while now but this particular birthday required something different.  I sat down to make it on a couple of occasions but nothing happened and then suddenly I only had a couple of hours to get it done and delivered.  I knew that I wanted to try the metal foil in the cuttlebug with the music folder.  I had visualised a long landscape card with the music going across it on an angle, but of course the embossing folder is not the right shape for that ( perhaps I need SU music wheel !!).  I started with a large square card (145cm) and had chosen about six papers with a music theme which I thought would be perfect, but were in fact, too much, but this lovely paper was on the reverse of one of them and was just right.  I did have to cut the embossed image down and had to be careful to put it right way up as I can't read music.(hope I got it right).

I tried to "age" it a bit by sponging the edges, tearing and rolling the corners.  The words are computer generated, and I just had enough of the string left to tie it up.
I was quite happy with it. 

Just lately some card makers have started showing the inside of their cards which are decorated to match the front, but I have always made a conventional insert for all of my cards which I then just add something - maybe just sponging the edges or using a decorative punch on the corners - and this one is no exception.

Although  I recently received my order from the SU Mini, it is mostly untouched.  I do have however, a very large wish list of products in the new catalogue, so I need to get back to making lots of cards so I can justify my purchases.

1 comment:

Just Me and My Shadow said...

Lovely Mary!! I love how you have done the inside corners.