I started with this one, based on a layout of photos on a wall that I had seen on Pinterest. The problem with this kind of layout is that anything less than perfect (measurement, alignment, etc) shows up immediately. I started with a square in the middle, but you could easily see that not everything was lining up perfectly. So I took out the square from the centre and finished this card by stamping thank you on the 4 coloured panels and putting the white circle with black flower in the centre.
I took the original square centre and made it into another card:
Finally, last week I went to the ONE stamping store that Toronto has (don't even get me started - when I go visit my parents in London, Ontario, a city of about 1/10 of the size of Toronto, there are 3 or 4 stores that I like to drop by and peruse!). I picked up this little music stamp with the idea of making it into a flower. I even got my protractor out to ensure that the angles of the petals were correctly stamped (I've been relearning geometry with my almost-teenaged son lately).
This card was an evolution. First, I stamped it in yellow, to be a nice spring flower, but it felt washed out, My next attempt was simple black on white - sometimes you don't need anything more, but this was not one of those times. It also felt washed out, so I coloured in the spaces on the staves and presto, this card made it into this colourful collection! I think it will be perfect for my daughter's music teacher or piano/voice teacher.
Thanks for stopping by today - I'm off to brave the weather and meet a friend for lunch downtown.
Stamps: Impress Rubber Stamps
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sunrise, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sunrise, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Circle nestabilities, Cuttlebug flower die
"White thank you"
Stamps: ? Thanks!, Verve flower
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gina K Pure Luxury
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sunrise, Lucky Limeade, Versafine Onyx
Accessories: Black Stickles
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, 1/4 inch circle punch