Musical Thanks

From My Heart, Field Flowers, Stampin' Up!, sponging, maskingI found a fabulous card using the sponging and reverse masking techniques on Heather Telford’s blog, and decided to use the idea for a thank you card.

I created a reverse mask for the edges of the card, then sponged Sahara Sand and Soft Suede inside the opening.  Then I wheeled the Music Notes wheel over the sponged area (still with the mask in place).  I used Crumb Cake ink for the music, because I wanted it to look old, and I wanted it to be behind the flowers from the Field Flowers set.

When I removed the mask, I stamped the flowers in Pretty in Pink and Perfect Plum (inside of flower), Raspberry Ripple (outline) and Old Olive (stem/leaves).  For the sentiment, I used markers on the stamp – Perfect Plum and Raspberry Ripple, punched with the decorative label punch and framed it with one of the Flourish designer frames from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday catalog.

Here’s the card –

Field Flowers, From My Heart, Stampin' Up!, sponging, masking

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I love the way it turned out!  I think next time, I’ll make the mask a little larger.  I just cut a piece of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ scrap paper, then ripped the center out.  A little repositionable adhesive on the corners made it stay put while I sponged and wheeled.

While I was at it, I made a Christmas card using the same idea.

Ornament Keepsakes, Music Notes, sponging, masking, Stampin' Up

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I used River Rock to sponge this one, and Basic Gray for the music notes.  The ornaments are Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler, with silver Dazzling Details inside.  A few images from Christmas Lodge finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Musical Thanks

  1. Bev says:

    Love this idea you had for the vintage look Christmas card! Now I wish I had that wheel, even though I’m not a wheel person. Lovely, lovely card, Buffy.


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