Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Playing with Kraft card

 Good Morning All!
I am playing the Simon says stamp flickr challenge today…it is a combined challenge with Lawn fawn..and the Friday Mashup challenge!

For these challenges, I had to create a vintage look and use kraft paper as well as Lawn Fawn and Simon says Stamp products. Oh, and also to use the embossed embossing technique…whew! ;-)

I started with a piano sheet music background which I found in 'Papers,Papers,Papers' a book by The Crafters Paper Library.
Because I like to hoard printed paper, I photocopied the paper  to use it.
I then distressed the edges and used Claudine Helmuth's multi medium matte (absolutely love it) to fix to the card topper.
I did the same with the piano keys, die cut from Memory box.

For the embossed embossing technique, I embossed a piece of brown paper with cuttlebug embossing folders and then heat embossed over it with gold embossing powder.
I then die cut the numbers (Lawn Fawn) and fixed them using foam tape.

The sentiments are from the Simon Says Stamp 'tilted banner' stamp and die set and Stampendous.

Finally I distressed the edges of the card topper and the sentiment banners with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.

Making this card has been a huge mood lifter….hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!


  1. Paru, what a pretty card! I love the layers of musical elements. Thanks so much for playing along with the Friday Mashup! ~amy

  2. Such a lovely card. I have the Tilted Banner stamp and dies and find that it is one of my go to sets. It works perfectly with your theme. Nice job! I can't wait for the SYD class to start this week! See you there!


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