Saturday, February 22, 2014

Get Ready To Rock!


Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Kristine Reynolds our challenge hostess for February finishes off the month with another fun challenge.

Today’s project can be inspired by a song, an artist, an instrument, music notes, whatever “music inspiration” means to you.

I had a few options I could have gone with for this challenge, but I decided to use a couple of Kanban stamp sets that I purchased a few years ago and have only used one of the stamps in the sets for one card. I was going to make a “normal” card … but my Katie Label Pivot Card die set (designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs) was calling me! And I have to say I am glad I did as I love how this card turned out.


I used heavy weight designer paper for my card base, scoring the lower section of the designer paper and folding that up so that the pattern on the front of my card was also on the lower section of the inside of my card. I positioned the Katie Label Pivot Card Die so it would cut on the upper portion of the card. I also die cut the Katie Label Pivot Card die again using orange card and trimmed off just the labels and adhered this to the patterned paper pivot section.


I used the label dies from the Katie Label Pivot Card die set for the layering of my sentiments.

I also added some die cut music notes around my card and some glittered stars which I die cut from white glitter card and then colored with my copics. The star under the guitar handle that the bear is holding is there so that the handle can’t be seen when the card is closed…. there is another the same on the front of my card as you can see in the photo at the top of the post. I also added some more glittered stars on the front of my card.


Here is a closer look of the right hand side of my pivot card…. these are such fun cards to create!


And finally a view of the back of my card … fairly plain … but definitely a lot prettier than most backs of cards are Winking smile.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Betty Wright
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Danielle Lounds (February Guest Designer)
  • Katie Label Pivot Card

    Stamps: Wooly Bears Rock On; Wooly Bears Make A Noise – Kanban
    Paper: White; Blue; Orange; White Glitter Card; Adventure DP – Echo Park
    Pop It Ups Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card – Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Design
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Music Notes; MFT Die-namics Stacking Stars; MFT Die-namics Star Stax; Foam Tape; Copics




    Karen Aicken said...

    Love your rockin' bears, Frances. What a great card!
    Karen A

    Kristine Reynolds said...

    Awesome card! So much work! But I love it! said...

    Great card Frances, love those glittered stars! And those bears are so adorable playing their music - fantastic.

    Karen B said...

    I'm definitely glad that Katie was calling out to you! Another amazing make with your fabulous stamping skills.

    mickey said...

    my goodness you make some pretty cards thanks for shearing with us i love them all

    Joanne (jojot) said...

    OMGosh...this is just the sweetest