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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lovely Hour

This was created for today's Ways to use it challenge, music inspired. My card took a U turn somewhere along the way, but sometimes good things come out of being redirected. The sheet music is from a vintage song book. I distressed it using Tim Holtz Old Paper and Vintage Photo inks. The off white layer was cuttlebugged with the new Allegro embossing folder and sponged with the same inks. The image and words are on glossy cardstock that I used Adirondak alcohol inks/polished stone technique on. I stamped the Time collage in Stazon Jet Black ink. The collage is available from Rubbernecker Stamp Co. and is one of my favorite images to work with. This is just a small portion of the stamp. The words are computer generated and printed using the transparency setting under printer options. To print on a scrap of cardstock, first print on a full sheet of computer paper and affix your prepared cardstock over the top of the words using mono adhesive or something similar. Print the image again. When printing on glossy paper, you will have to allow for extra drying time or dry with a heat tool.


  1. Shelly this is simply gorgeous. I love how you tied the ribbons to the words.

  2. Wow, this is so pretty! I love the ribbons tied that way! The whole layout is just beautiful!

  3. This is fantastic. I love the string of words along the side and all the different layers. Wow.

  4. WOW!
    It took me a while to absorb all that is in this card--it just all works so well together!!

    Beautiful! (I know--I always say that--but it is always true) I love the amber shades of the collage pannel.


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