Saturday, 31 December 2016

Just a note.....

Is anyone heading out to celebrate tonight? We normally stay at home on New Year's Eve, and have an early night,  but this year we are going for dinner at a friend's house, so I've had a nice quiet morning of crafting in the hope that I'll have conserved enough energy to keep me awake until midnight. Wherever in the world you are, and whatever your plans for celebrating, a very Happy New Year  to all of you and may 2017 be all that you could wish for.

Now on to the card:


I masked a square in the middle of the card, lightly inked two sides with grey ink and then stamped the music (an old Kanban stamp), gently dabbing a coarse sponge over the right hand (after stamping) side of the image before stamping, in the hope of making it look as if the ink was fading away towards the right.

The sentiment is from an old set of word stamps, I can't remember where they came from, with a piece of masking tape covering the words "to say" while inking the stamp.

The topper is layers of the same die cut, white, then black then silver. I added the black layer so that when viewed from a slight angle there appears to be a shadow to throw the music into relief.

I am sharing this with

Just add Ink - Just add N  (notes)
Less is More - Dimension
AAA  Cards - Silver

12 comments:

  1. Love the silver music notation, simply divine. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  2. Such an effective card, I love it! It's just hubby and I relaxing in to the new year. Have a lovely meal with your friends and Happy New a Year to you too! xxx

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  3. Fabulous card, love that die and love the way you gave it dimension.

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  4. What a great way of adding diemnsion - it looks so effective and full of impact! The ink fading looks very authentic. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More, and Happy New Year!

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  5. Beautifully done Jane! Love that music note die. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

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  6. Jane, this is fabulous! I love the lightly sponged edges of the masked piece, and the layered notes die cut. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink!

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  7. This is tremendous Jane. The subtle inking on the masked square is really effective, as is the sponging on the stamped music. You have created a wonderful amount of dimension with the die cut music. Fabulous work. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

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  8. This is gorgeous, Jane - I love the dimension on that music die, it is really impactful combined with the soft inky background! I hope you had a lovely evening on New Year's Eve. Great to see you at Less is More, as always :)

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  9. Wow super cool and so pretty. That die is awesome. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards! Jenny x

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  10. Oh I do like this Jane. Your inking really sets it off and gives a vintagey (is that a word?) feel.

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  11. Love how you paired the stamping and inking with the die cut.

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