Friday, January 27, 2012

A Musical Bookmark - and a Belleek-like Card!

Hi stamping friends!   The weekend's just a few hours away -  I don't know about you - but I can't wait!  It's such a good feeling knowing I have two days off!

I have two projects to share with you today

I made a bookmark for the Looking Back - Ways to Use It challenge over on Split Coast.

We were to combine as many of the past years challenges as we wanted on our creation -  I hit the following challenges from this past year:

WT309 Happy Birthday
WT329 Something Old (stamps) Something New (music punch)
WT323 Music Related
WT331 Crazy Collage (use 4 stamps)
WT342 Make a Bookmark
WT350 Fancy Ribbons
WT365 It's My Birthday

I cut a piece of white card stock 2 1/2 x 5 3/8, cut off the top corners and sponged all over with Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters.

First, I stamped the piano keyboard along the edge. Then I adhered the punched music score to the bottom, stamped the sheet music at an angle, and stamped the G clef and notes. My music stamps are from Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse .

I stamped happy birthday from Birthday Basics by PTI on a piece of Lavender Moon card stock, punched it with my word window punch and adhered it over the stampings. Then I layered it to a 2 5/8 x 5 1/2 piece of Lavender Moon, punched a hole in the top and looped the wrinkled seam tape through the hole. To finish it off - I stamped a birthday sentiment on the back.

My second card was made using a really fun technique for the Try a New Technique challenge on SCS - Inspired by Belleek.   You ink up the inside front cover of an embossing folder with a tan or gray ink pad.  Then put your card stock inside and emboss it.   The result  looks very much like Belleek Pottery!

I have been to the Belleek Factory in Ireland and you'll see in my picture, one of the miniature vases I purchased there. This vase has a tall grasses design so I used my Bird Call Embossing folder as it has tall marsh grasses.

I used River Rock Ink on my embossing folder and cut a panel out of the embossed piece of cardstock that I adhered to my textured card with foam tape. I stamped a Celtic heart in green and adhered it over the inked embossing with foam tape. Then I just stamped the simple sentiment on the side and added a rhinestone to the heart!  My stamps are from Celtic Heritage by Waltzingmouse.

Have a nice weekend everyone!   I'll be back on Sunday with my Sisterhood Sunday challenge card - hope you can stop by then and also join in on the challenge!

Music Bookmark:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds, Paptertrey Ink - Birthday Basics

Paper: white, Lavender Moon, True Black - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape, Crop a dile, word window punch - SU, symphony punch - EK Success

Belleek Technique:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage

Paper: vintage cream - PTI, textured card - Michaels
Ink: River Rock - SU, Memento Bamboo Leaves & Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Bird Call Embossing Folder - Provo Craft, rhinestones - Kaiser, foam tape, heart punch - EK Success


Deborah Frings said...

I love your musical tag - just fab. However, your embossed card is absolutely stunning - lovely subtle colours and sweet sentiment. Fab!

Shoregirl said...

Oh I just love that music tag -- so, so pretty!

Joanne Travis said...

I love the Belleek inspired card and vase. So gorgeous, Julia.
Awesome bookmark too :)

Mara... said...

Your embossing is amazing!!! Love the card and vase, so so pretty. And I like all the music notes on the tag.

Pauline said...

Wow! What a stunning effect on the inked embossing folder! I am going to try this out today! Gotgeous card, love that Celtic heart, and your musical book tag is beautiful!

Bev J. said...

Like your bookmark-lots of challenges covered! The vase and card are both beautiful-love the look.