Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week was to use vellum or violet or violins. You could use one, two, or all three. Mine kind of uses 2 as there are some purplish shades involved as well as the violin.

I picked up the kraft card bases and matching envelopes at Michael's on Sunday as they were on clearance. I've never used these before so we'll see if I like them. The are A6 size (4.5 x 6.25) which is a little larger than I'm used to. I messed up one cut because I wasn't paying attention and just went back to what I usually do. Thank goodness I had enough left to fix it. The violin was cut from the Cricut Quarter Note cartridge at 3 1/2". The paper is from a Provo Craft Scrap pad that I've had for at least 5 years. This is a birthday card for a friend who just came back from Italy so I thought it was appropriate. The piece under the violin is a 4"x4" square that I dry embossed and then inked with a bronze colored ink. That part is better in person because there is a slight metallic shine to it that doesn't show up in the picture. The piece under the sentiment is glossy paper with alcohol ink on it. I tried to match the colors in the base paper. I've had them for months but it's the first time I've tried using them. I don't have any blending solution and think I need some.

Base: kraft premade base
Patterned paper: Provo Craft Scrap pad (something about Europe)
Cricut cartridge: Quarter Note (a must if you like music)
Cuttlebug folder: Moroccan
Sentiment: K Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts (another of her sentiments inside the cards says "Live the life you want")
Embellishments, etc.:
Viva Decor pearl pen, Martha Stewart (ink, pop dots, brown ribbon), misc. ribbon, Adirondack Alcohol ink, metal hot fix brad tops from Walmart.


  1. Who needs blending tools? I love all the elements of this card - the embossing, coloring, die-cuts - ALL of it. Nice job, and thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. Love your violin! Beautiful embossing and the Kraft with the purples is so lush. Great job. Thank you for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash. :)

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous, Lynn! The embossing is so perfect and you did a fabulous job with design! I love everything about it :)


  4. Lynn,

    I love this--soo elegant!
    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!
    See My Stamp Line

  5. Love the colors in this card... and the violin is perfect! Thanks for joining us at SOS!