Thursday, June 17, 2010

Music is the Key



First, I want to congratulate my little girl who's graduating from high school tonight!  I'm so very proud of her! She's always wanted to be a graphic designer, so that's what she'll be studying in college. She's quite talented in the Arts Department.  Her drawings are absolutely stunning and beautiful! Anyway, have I mentioned how proud I am of her?

OK, I really didn't know what to put as a title for this card, but "Music is the Key" (get it? sheet music, keys?) that's what popped into my mind. This entire card is really just an experiment and I'm not crazy about how it turned out, but I wanted to show you a couple of things that you might want to try.

I've been wanting to use sheet music in my cards for quite a while now, but never got around to buying some. I did the next best thing, I printed one out! I googled sheet music and found several free classical music. Usually the photos are in a .gif or .tiff file and it wouldn't let me save it in .jpg, but .pdf worked just fine. You save a lot doing it this way.

For the flower, I've started making my own out of fabric and this is actually my first attempt with organza and tulle.  Why a "black" flower? It was the music notes that inspired me to make it black. I recently purchased the Sizzix die for flowers and found that it cut the fabric with no problem. Just layer about five or six petals and attach all pieces in the center. 

So those are the two things I wanted to show you... very inexpensive and well worth the try.

I used two challenges for this card:
The sketch is from Mojo Monday.
Sheet Music is from CIty Crafter.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Remember, Saturday I will be announcing the winners to receive the new templates that were released on Monday.  You'll want to visit the rest of the designers to see who their winners are.  You have until Friday midnight to write a comment.


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11 comments:

Creative-Noukje said...

amazing card!

x Anouk

Kim Burmeister said...

Adela, your daughter is beautiful! Congrats to her and good luck in college.

Your card is wonderful! Great job!

Cheryl Nelson said...

beautiful card! love the use of the keys! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vitttoe said...

Beautiful card with that sheet music paper! Congrats to your daugther, I attended my daughter's commencement today too!
Thanks for joining us here at CCCB!

Adriana - DRIARTE said...

What a gorgeous card!!!

june lanum said...

love the sheet music, the keys, the flower. clever little title. Thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Linda Robinson said...

I think your card came out Fabulous.. I love your flower!
Thanks for joining us over at the CCCB!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card.Such A beautiful flower.

maria dolores morales said...

¡Hola Adela!
Preciosa tarjeta, elegante y delicada! Me encanta!
Muchos cariños mary141255@hotmail.com

Sylvia said...

Congrats to your daughter! Your music sheet is wonderful and the handmade flower is lovely as well! Great card!

luvthatstampin said...

Isn't the internet wonderful? Not only can I see your clever card, but I can use idea for the sheet music. Thanks so much!