Thursday, May 31, 2012

Just a Note

Here’s my card for the current Paper Smooches Sparks photo inspiration challenge. I took my cue from the photo’s color and from the piano to create this card using the current sketch from Retro Sketches.

To represent the musical element in the photo, I used the old-fashioned jukebox image from the Perpetual Bliss stamp set as my focal image. I colored it in shades of teal and gray, then used dimensional dots to attach it to a tag I cut myself. I stamped a few musical notes around the jukebox in gray ink, then stamped the “just a note” sentiment from the Sentiment Sampler set at the bottom of the tag. I threaded the hole at the top of the tag with some light blue faux suede ribbon and secured it with a button and some gray baker’s twine. The side of the tag is accented with a strip of teal scallops cut with an Edgeabilities die.

I wanted to incorporate some circles because of the decorative plates hung above the piano in the inspiration photo, so I found a piece of teal patterned paper with a polka dot pattern and layered that on a pale gray card base. The finished tag is attached to the cardfront on an angle.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog inks, Copic markers (BG53, BG57, C00, C-1, C-3, C-5), My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline-Dilly Dally 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders Classic Edges One Edgeabilities die, May Arts light blue faux suede ribbon, Divine Twine oyster grey baker’s twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Taken with Teal cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Soft Stone cardstock (Papertrey Ink); white button


  1. LOVE this card Lori!!! The simplicity is fantastic and the jute box just pops off of the tag! I think this is the first time someone has combined a RetroSketches and a PS Sparks challenge together when it was my team's week. So glad you played both challenges! :)

  2. Love this card and that image rocks Lori.


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