Married to the Empire

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Attempting Distressing Technique

Now that I have a table in my craft room just for crafts, it's so easy to whip up cards or whatever without having to clear away my laptop and paperwork. I made this card Sunday night for one of the kids in our youth group:



The young lady I sent it to had sung a solo in church, and it was the best I'd ever heard her sing. I hadn't had a chance to tell her after church, so I thought I'd send her a note. Obviously, I chose to use paper with music on it.

I have a Creative Memories tag maker that a friend gave me, and I used white cardstock for the tag. I then pulled out a few of the distressing inks I recently bought to play around with. I managed to make that white tag look antiqued and more in line with the music paper. Final touch was to stamp, "You Are Extraordinary," in brick red ink and add a matching ribbon. Easy peasy!

There are more paper-crafting ideas over at Kelli's blog!

8 comments:

Leann said...

The tag looks great and does go very nicely with the music.

Happy Thursday!

Linda C said...

What a great encouragement this card and tag will be the girl who receives it. She will feel so special getting this handmade card from you:)--Very thoughtful!

Your card and tag are just lovely:)

Linda C

Angie said...

That's a great card :)

Tami said...

Cute...love using old sheets of music on cards!

Have a great day!
T

Raggedy Girl said...

I love how nice the distressing looks and the card is really sweet.

Roberta Anne

Scrapdolly said...

This card has such style
Love it

Kelli said...

Beautiful card and I love what you did with the tag!
~Kelli

Jules said...

I love your card! Like how you used the music notes for the backbround and added a tag. Thanks for sharing.