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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Birthday Jazz

Inside of card

Hello, everyone! This card was made for my nephew's birthday. This was a really fun card to make!

I knew I wanted to include the guitar and music notes in my project so I began with my focal point. I printed a musical score from digital paper and then die cut it using Sue Wilson's California Basic Frames A die. I matted it in black with a larger die from the same set. Next, the guitar was cut in black card stock using Ellentina Cutting Dies Classic Collection. Since the guitar die cut had open areas, I matted it with silver glitzy paper to fill that in. "U ROCK" was computer generated and then cut with a circle die from Spellbinders Standard Circles and adhered to a circular shape cut with a die from Spellbinders Luscious Labels One. The sentiment was also computer generated and cut with Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges die and matted in black.

Having my die cut images ready, I wanted to present them on a complimentary layer and chose GKD Sweet Corn card stock and scored all four edges. This layer was then matted with black and adhered to a white base card. At this point I positioned and adhered my die cut images on the completed base to create a 3D effect.

For the inside of the card, shown above, this took some thought. I composed my own verse using musical terms and digital musical symbols. After adhering this panel to the inside, my project was complete.

Thanks so much for stopping by and viewing this post. Hope you come back again and again. Until next time, have a creative day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Great Impressions  -  August Challenge  - Birthday Bash
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown  -  Challenge #120 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge Aug 26 - Sep 1  - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #71 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  - Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #25 - Anything Goes


Pamellia Johnson said...

Another great card Olga! You really know how to use those fancy dies! I love the added touch of the glitter paper in the guitar! Fantastic :)

Mynn xx said...

This is wonderful! LOVE the music theme--especially that fabulous sentiment on the inside! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Olga this is awesome. Love the design of this card.

Anonymous said...

That's a real beaut Olga and definitely a work of heART!! Your nephew will be thrilled and awe struck. This is a true keepsake from (I suspect) a much loved aunt.

Mary Mac

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 50 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really lovely, Olga. I'm quite a big music lover so this is really eye-catching for me. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us, and have a wonderful week. I always look forward to your art being shared with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This art is delightful. Thank you for dropping by. Sunny smiles from Carole at Word Art Wednesday.

Carol Happy Expressions said...

So lovely. Thanks for playing along with us here at 613 Avenue Create!

Patti J said...

What a rockin card, Olga! Love it! Thanks for joining us in our Birthday Bash Challenge at Great Impressions!

Emily Thubbron said...

What a fantastic card. I love the layout. Great colors and the sentiment inside is great. Thank you for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Emily T.
DT Member

Katy said...

Love your card! I love the sentiments on the front and on the inside! Love the guitar too! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! Hope to see you at the next challenge! :)

Teresa said...

Love this - thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenge, good luck xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges.

Helen x

jonim52 said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining our birthday challenge at Great Impressions.

Lisa :) said...

This is such a great card and love the details inside!! Thanks so much fro playing with us at Creative Moments! Hope to see you back Wednesday for our new challenge! --Lisa, DT