Monday, August 19, 2019

Using Die Cuts to Create a Background

Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs on Musical Instruments and Singers. This challenge is close to me because my two sons are musically talented. My 18 year old is an all around wind instrumentalist (from clarinet, alto saxophone, bass saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet and trombone). And, my 13 year old is a percussionist.

I created this card with my 18 year old son in mind. I know the image is a female but it can also be a male, right? Anyway, my son is finishing up his Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson. He will graduate on the August 29. I cannot wait to see him and hug him.

I printed the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. The dog was colored with our dog in heaven, Speeder, as my inspiration. I remember when Rudy will hit the high notes with his clarinet, Speeder will howl at the same time.

I fussy cut the image, leaving a white border around the images. I colored the saxophone with a Copper Wink of Luna, blending out the color with the Clear Wink of Stella to mute the copper color. I made a copper mess while coloring. Got me upset since I am mostly done with the coloring. I used a   battery powered eraser which I bought at Hobby Lobby. Took off some of the colored blob. Some more detailing muted the mess. I fussy cut the image leaving a white border around it. This also helped with hiding the blob of copper. I used a craft knife to cut the spaces out.

I embossed an MFT Music Background stamp on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Neenah Dessert Storm cardstock. I embossed this with Wow! Gold Pearl embossing powder.

For the frame, I die cut a window on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" black cardstock using a die from Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. I die cut two of these panels and adhered one on top of each other.

I die cut the Paper Smooches Music Notes on a gold mirror cardstock. I adhered this to the black frame. I trimmed off the excess die cuts that are sticking out. I adhered some of these scraps to the open spaces on the frame.

I don't have a music related sentiment stamp. I thought about creating one using my alphabet stamp but it will take too much space. I bravely typed the sentiment on the kraft cardstock. I am glad it worked out.

I adhered the black frame to the kraft cardstock. I adhered the colored image using foam adhesives. I adhered this to a top folding white A2 note card.

I hope you join us in our latest challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. We cannot wait to see your creations.

Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous card Maria! Love the kraft against the black/gold combo background!