This card is being entered in this week’s Mod Squad Challenge – The Music of Christmas – where we are to use music on our card. (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-music-of-christmas-challenge.html)
It is also being entered in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Holiday Cards – where they are encouraging us to show them our homemade holiday goodness this week. While they are focusing on holiday cards, they welcome us to share whatever we may be making and giving this holiday season! (http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=2246)
The stamps for this card came from the Gina K Designs “Winter Cheer” and “Just A Note” (retired?)stamp sets. I also used the ivy leaves from the “Winter Foliage” set, but it is really hard to see them in person and even harder in the photo! The pine branches and circle of treble clefs were stamped with gina k black onyx ink (and my stamp-a-ma-jig). Then color was added to the branches using Copic Markers (R89, G29, G24, and E47). Card stock used was Gina K pure ivory and black along with a piece of merlot I got at AC Moore (no brand on it, just a bar code). A piece of burgundy ribbon tied in a double bow finished it off.
I wanted to stick to the music theme on the inside as well so I used the “Deck the Halls…” stamp followed by the “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” stamp from the Gina K Designs “Merry Little Christmas” stamp set for my sentiment.
I have a lot of trouble photographing ivory cards in general and really struggled with this card in particular. I was trying to reduce the shine/glare of the ribbon while also keeping the ribbon’s color (and the ivory background) looking accurate which kept resulting in dark photos. There are two tones of green and brown on all of the branches along with red dots/berries throughout the wreath which are kind of hard to see. (I took 92 pics in my light tent with different backgrounds, camera settings, lighting configurations, and exposure adjustments with my photo editing software, and this was the best of the bunch!) I’m running out of time to get this finished and entered in the challenge, so I am done!!!
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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