Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Graduation card with musical background paper
I started with a page from a damaged songbook. It had an unfortunate encounter with flooding and had become unusable. It was donated to me to use for my cardmaking - got to love free supplies!!
I added several watercolour washes to the page in warm colours but mostly greens and browns. Next, I stamped it with stars in dark green distress ink and then stippled (SU) it with brown ink. I cut this label (TH) out of green cardstock and gold embossed my greeting onto it. I used my homemade stamping jig, which I have been using quite a lot lately, to get it properly centered. I added dots around the edges using a gold gel pen. The ribbon was incorporated into my card when I stitched the decorative paper to the card front. I trimmed the ends diagonally and mounted my greeting over it using mini gold brads. Was fun to create this background paper!