Music from the Heart
Music is its own language.
It makes people happy and can take them through their sorrow.
There are several songs that bring to mind fun events in my life.
Celebration by Kool and the Gang takes me to Duluth 1984.
But just as easily there are those songs that bring us to tears.
The Dance by Garth Brooks brings memories of a loved one gone too soon.
I bet there are some songs that do the same for you!
Today I want to share some card ideas using the Music From the Heart stamp set.
This set is on the Last Chance list and it's perfect for the music lovers in your life.
Lets take a look at three ideas!
Use the stamps to create a background.
The card on the left and the one on the bottom both use stamps from the Music From the Heart stamp set to create an interesting background.
On the left they used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the treble clef and then the heart is colored in using an accent color (Calypso Coral) with a watercolor technique.
One of my favorite watercolor techniques is to use the ink from an ink pad with a blender pen. I find I have the best control with this method.
The card on the bottom uses tone on tone stamping.
This is achieved by using the same ink color as the cardstock base.
Another cool technique is used on this card. The staff lines are done by stamping off. This is when you ink up the stamp, then lightly press it onto a scrap piece of paper to take some of the ink off the stamp and then stamp the remaining inked stamp onto the card. It creates a lighter version of the full strength ink. It can actually create the look of two different colors.
The musical note are stamped with full strength ink.
Make a card! Be the reason someone smiles today!
The card on the top uses pretty paper to pack a punch!
The cardbase on this card is covered completely with a piece of paper.
This adds interest with very little effort.
All Stampin' Up! paper packs lets you confidentially mix colors and patterns because each sheet in the pack goes together so well with the other sheets in the pack.
The stamping on this card is very simple in the tone on tone technique mentioned above.
This time the Crumb Cake ink is stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock.
The guitar is made using two stamps from the set a treble clef and the neck of the guitar.
There are a couple of die cuts used to add interesting edges.
On the accent paper is cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and the square white piece is cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.
Both of these dies are MUST HAVES for your collection!
Here is the complete product list for the top card on the photo:
Let these cards inspire you!
Pick out some of your favorite colors and stamp sets and create your own versions of these cards!