Friday, April 28, 2017

A Musical Note

Today's card was so much fun to make because I was trying to fulfill guidelines set out by several challenges. I had some acetate left over from a package that dies come in, so I recycled it and ran it through a Darice Sheet Music EF, then inked it with white so it would show up better. The background paper is blue with white polka dots. I used a technique called "kissing," which I learned about at Time out Challenges (please see link below to read about it). A liquid pearl was added to the butterfly and the center of the flower; foliage was die cut from a Spellbinders Sprigs die.

All in all, it was lots of fun to make, and really stretched my imagination, especially the part of recycling something.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 29 Creatalicious Challenge - AG
Apr 30 Stamplorations - Stamps and Wings (Butterfly) 6E #1
Apr 30 Connie Can Crop - Recycle 2E #1
Apr 30 Sunny Day Crafting - Spring UE
Apr 30 Die Cuttin' Divas - Chevrons or Polka Dots 3E #1
Apr 30 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Apr 30 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Apr 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
May 03 Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Use a Bow 6E #1
May 04 Cut It Up - Music and a Die Cut 1E
May 06 The Sisterhood of Crafters - The Letter "B" (Bow, Butterfly, Blue) 3E #1
May 10 Time out Challenges - Flowers/Kissing UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  2. WOW what a fabulous creation Ginny! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘The Letter B’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  3. This is beautiful. Love how you embossed the acetate. Great look. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

  4. Super textures in all the different elements:) Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations!

  5. Great idea embossing the acetate and inking with white ink. Really makes the die cut stems and flowers pop. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Letter B" challenge.

  6. wow this is so creative. You did an amazing job with the kissing technique and I love the acetate background. One stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Time Out Challenges

  7. OMGee! That embossed acetate panel is just brilliant! I gotta try that! This is such a fabulous card! Thanks for joining at STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge!

  8. Great card, wonderful use of the acetate packaging!! Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

    Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

  9. I love the music embossing folder, Ginny, and the vellum was a great choice for it. Thanks so much for sharing in our Put a Bow on It Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  10. Isn't it wonderful when you take a piece of packaging and use it to make a card as lovely as this? Thank you so much for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge. Good luck!

  11. This is beautiful! So clever of you! I'm so glad you linked up with us at Connie Can Crop!
    Marji DT

  12. Wow, cool idea. I might scrap lift it. Very cute card. TFS and for joining us at Connie Can Crop challenge "recycled or reused". Good luck

  13. beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us and entering in Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge!

  14. Sorry for late comment. I love your card. Great design. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  15. The white ink over the embossed acetate is fab, it really shows up the music so well. Thank you for sharing you card with us at CHNPPC.

  16. I love the look of the embossed acetate! I've never tried it (yet!!) Thanks for the idea.

    Beautiful card, and it sounds like you had a ton of fun making it. Thanks for joining us for our Music challenge at Cut it Up!


  17. I love the technique you did with the acetate - it adds phenomenal texture to the background without distracting from the design! Genius upcycling! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out and doing the optional kissing twist! Jill

  18. Oh I love how this turned out. What a wonderful technique. Thanks for sharing at Cut It Up Challenges.

  19. Love your card! The embossed acetate is very cool! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  20. How cool that acetate is! What a fab card. Thank you for joining us st Time Out Challenges. Jenny x

  21. What an awesome overlay - genius! This is so beautiful. Hugs, Autumn

  22. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional birthday” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…


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