Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sneak Peek #3 -Sweet Symphony & Sheet Music

This is the second set of sneak peeks I get to present today from Clear Dollar Stamps. This set is called Sweet Symphony with the background set called Sheet Music. These stamp sets were designed by our design team leader Laurie Wilson. My son has been playing the saxophone for 5 years now, so I was immediately drawn to these two sets. For this card, which measures 5 1/2 square, I followed the color challenge of mustards and black. I used the Alegro embossing folder along the right side of the bottom layer then sponged Creamy caramel over to age it as well as make it pop. The layer of Sheet Music was also sponged with the caramel. Multiple punched circles are popped up as well. Embellishments include the three little primas with Basic Grey rhinestones, ribbon, and the fun musical note brad.


My second card using Sweet Symphony and Sheet Music also fit one of our challenges - make your own background paper. I stamped on watercolor paper then colored the instruments in with re-inkers. I even pulled out my spritzer tool to add the "splats" of color. The edges needed sponged with Close to cocoa ink to tone down the whiteness. The Sheet Music was stamped, believe it or not, on white then distressed with multiple layers of brown inks. I tore it to take away any straight edged and even crumpled it. One other challenge to add something cut out was the French horn. Colors include Chocolate chip, Soft suede, Dusty durango, and Very vanilla. Just a touch of ribbon, the button with hemp, and a few gold brads are the only embellishments. A great set and coordinating background that you must have if you are a music lover. This set and other Aug. 1st releases can be seen on Lori's Blog.
Other Design Team Members previewing Sweet Symphony and Sheet Music are:


7 comments:

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Linda, You did a fabulous job with these two sets! I did not receive these and they are on my need list. I love the aniqued sheet music. Great idea! Keep up the creative work!

Chef Mama Lori said...

So pretty! Lovin' this new set!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are great Linda. I really like the colors and your layout on the first card.

Wendy said...

Wonderful cards Linda!!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow, Linda just beautiful cards. I am so impressed. I just love the colors and details on both of these cards. Wonderful!!!!!!!!!

Kim Nath said...

Oh my! I can't keep up, you have too many wonderful cards. I LOVE the music ones. My daughter will make me get those for sure. I absolutely adore your color choices. I know I can always come to you for great color combo inspiration.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Great card and I love your bg paper!