Thursday 18 January 2018

SIP 133 and ATSAM 275

I have a son who is a musician and so when his birthday rolls around I like to make something a bit special and with a music theme. I've played around before with the idea of using acetate as a card base and this is what I've done here. There is a panel for writing on at the back of the card.

I like the way that the front of the card seems to float over the background when it's folded.

It was difficult to photograph the card sitting open as it reflected background things like a mirror from many angles!

The inspiration from this card come from the sketch at Stamp, Ink, Paper and the photo inspiration at Addicted to Stamps and More, where I was struck by the bold black and white against gold and the stripes, which were a bit like lines of music from distance.

Update: Delighted to be a Top Pick at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week.
Further Update: Delighted to be an Honourable Addict at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Ingredients - Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted
Card: Acetate, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold foil, unknown music paper
Stamps: Sheet Music, Big on Birthdays
Inks: versamark, Smoky Slate
Other: Layering circle framelits, Stitched Shape framelits, Music Clef die (Darice), gold embossing powder.


  1. Just beautiful! Love the neutral colors with the touch of gold, great design! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

  2. I am IN LOVE with this card....what a stunner!!! I hope your son "appreciates" your talent when he opens this card!!!! Awesome use of the sketch as well as all those cool layers and elements! Great job! Thanks for playing with our Stamp Ink Paper sketch this week too!

  3. What a gorgeous card. I’m intrigued by how successful the acetate is and how, when the card is open, the layers separate. That black/gold/white colour combo is sumptuous!

  4. What a fab card Jan, love the acetate front with the treble clefs.
    Thanks for being inspired at ATSM. :)

  5. Such a clever idea Jan - as the mother of two musical children, I'm always on the lookout for music-themed cards. I love the use of acetate here to add the layering/dimension. Fabulous!

  6. Wow Jan
    I really love your idea with double music note Key there
    and love always the music theme on the card
    so adorable card using the photo Inspiration Jan
    Many thanks to joining with us at ATSM this time

  7. Love that you used acetate - thanks for reminding me to try that out. And that you make a personalized card for your son.

  8. Absolutely brilliant! Love the whole card and layout. Simply stunning and your son I am sure will LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week.

  9. What a fabulously cool birthday card! I LOVE the music note die cut and DSP.. I can just hear someone singing Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You... :) Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week for our sketch challenge!

  10. Brilliant! (stop sidetracking me with all of your cards! I am never going to make it to the RR post - lol!)