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Sunday, 6 July 2014

STS 23 -- Virtuoso Music

I saw the sketch on Seize the Sketch and loved its simplicity.  Just an oval with a banner, but a world of possibilities.


I had just bought some Steel Craft Dies at the Farmer's Market from a lady who runs a Craft and Scrapbooking business from her home.  Since she's from a town at least an hour from here, I would probably not have heard of her had she not attended the Market.  Serendipitously she did.  

The die I knew I wanted  to use for this sketch is made by Memory Box and is called Virtuoso Music.  I knew it would cut my Silver Foil beautifully and the result was stunning.  For the oval, I decided not to add a layer to the top of the base cardstock but instead I used one of my Ovals Collection framelits to cut into it.  Behind that I planned to adhere a piece of Vellum Cardstock embossed with my Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  I ran the vellum through my Big Shot four times to ensure that the embossed image would be very, very deeply embossed.  

I decided to back the musical notes with Basic Black cardstock to make the silver "pop" against the black rather than be mediocre against the vellum.  I hand cut the black, fitting it around the musical notes but allowed a larger margin at the bottom so that there would be room to heat emboss a phrase.  For the phrase I pieced together words from several stamp sets.  For the sentiment I kept it simple with a little banner held down with a fancy arrow.


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6 comments:

  1. OK, why do crafty supply people not come to any of the markets near me? *sad face* What a great bit of serendipity - I love that word :) Every detail on here is fabulous - the vellum, the silver, those blooms - I LOVE it :) Thanks so much for coming to play with us at Seize the Sketch #23 :)
    PS - did you know you have Word Verification turned on? That's Blogger's default setting, and you may find you get more comments if you choose Comment Moderation instead.

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    1. I'll change the default setting. Thanks for letting me know, Jessi. And thank you for the lovely compliments.

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  2. Beautiful Heidi! Love the embossed detail! Thanks for joining along with Seize The Sketch!

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  3. Lovely card, Heidi! Best wishes on your 'journey' and new blog :)

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    1. Thanks for your support, Deb. I appreciate it. :)

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