A Little Vintage, a Little Music

Hello, everyone!  Today’s card is brought to you by the letter Z…for Zoey, my sister, who just had a birthday 🙂  She’s a real classy lady who plays the piano and likes the color red, not to mention she’s been my constant friend through my entire life.  So, I wanted to make something special, not your typical birthday card.  And here’s what I came up with:

For the background I used black core’dinations cardstock, made specifically for sanding, tearing, and other fun stuff.  As you can see, I sanded the edges to give it a worn, vintage look.  Then, I distressed the edges of a piece of brick red cardstock, crumpled and inked a piece of sheet music paper from my stash, and layered it on top.  The piano I made from white and black scraps, then used my Glossy Accents to make the white keys look a little more realistic.  Perhaps you can tell better in the next picture.  Finally, I grabbed a couple flower die cuts from my stash (provided by my dear mother-in-law, since I only just got my own Cuttlebug), crumpled them a little, inked them up, and layered them over 3 ribbons from my stash.  The “Z” dimensional sticker also came from my stash (remember that box of stickers I was telling you about?), as did the red and gold pearls that finish off the look. What do you think?  Here’s another pic for you:

I hope you enjoyed this slight departure from my normal style.  I know I enjoyed making it, and I sure hope Zoey enjoyed receiving it, even if it was a little late 😛

2 thoughts on “A Little Vintage, a Little Music

  1. kathycnc says:

    I love it! The glossy accents add such great dimension and shine to the keys…and I love the way you distressed the music paper. The layered lace and ribbon works so well. Gorgeous, girl!

  2. brosmother says:

    Kathy’s right – the glossy accents on the keys are marvelous. I have the advantage of seeing the card “in person,” and the paper keys look suspiciously like aged ivory! Very, very clever. Wonderful card, Melody!

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