Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Right before Christmas, Kate's piano/vocal teacher contacted me to order some music-themed thank you notes. I had been planning to make these notes as a gift for her, but I ran out of time, so she's getting them this week instead.
The starting place for this design was the piano-keyboard edge. I've noticed lately that a lot of very cool designers are putting black and white striped edges on their card fronts and figured by positioning this Waltzingmouse keyboard border (appears to be retired) so that it is stamped off the edge of the card, it allowed me to follow the trend and personalize the card for a musician!
Next, some colour. I decided that the keyboard would be on the inside of the card. I cut the front 1/4" shorter than the back, then masked and sponged a 1/4" strip with 5 distress ink colours (Twisted Citrus, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean).
Finally the sentiment. I settled on Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks because it had the musical 'note' reference. Using my MISTI made it easy to ensure that the sentiment was in the same spot on every card. Finally, I added a little eighth-note from my stash of old stamps.