For The Record Birthday Card FF111

by Joanne James10. June 2022 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. 


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'World Music Day' which is on June 21st. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I totally got on board with the theme! I live in a household of music-makers and used music notes, black, white, embossing and circles and using the current layout over at Try Stamping on Tuesday this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

For The Record - 'For The Record' is a great set for music lovers! The vinyl record makes for a great centrepiece for any card and the variety of sentiments mean that it can be used for lots of different occasions too. In addition to the record on the front of my card, I added a trio of brightly coloured records to both the inside and my envelope to decorate - here you can also see one of the sentiments in this set:


An Embossing Double - I have both wet and dry embossing on my card: I heat-embossed my sentiment and vinyl record for added shine to highlight the groove detail and added a dry embossed background layer of notes and sheet music using my Merry Melody Embossing folder:


The challenge over at The Alphabet Challenge Blog is 'E is for Embossing' this week so I'll be joining in with my card there too.

An Unexpected Find - Did you recognise the designer paper I used on my card today? It's actually taken from the new 'Butterfly Kisses' paper pack. The stripes in the design are diagonal, but I cut the sheet at an angle (you can see it in the photo at the bottom of the post) and then cut the lines at different heights - I thought it looked like the outputs on a sound mixing desk and it was a great way to add a pop of bright colour to my music-themed card. What do you think - does it work? I'd love to know your thoughts - please do leave me a comment below!

 I hope you like today's card - if you are considering adding the 'For The Record' stamp set to your collection, you only have until the end of the month to do so before it retires for good. The good news is that it is currently available as part of the Last Chance Promotion at 50% off for just £10.50 - bargain!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach
Beth McCullough
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Melanie Hungerford
Helen Jennings
Stephanie Lanzalotto
Melva Peters
Diane Evans
Joanne James

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (11) -

MegUnited Kingdom
6/10/2022 12:23:17 PM #

A brilliant card suitable for anyone of any age and occasion

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
6/10/2022 1:53:37 PM #

Joanne, this is such a great card!  the way you used that DSP was brilliant!!!

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
6/10/2022 3:15:00 PM #

Your heat embossed record looks awesome, and such a clever way to use that DSP in the background! What a fantastic card!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
6/10/2022 6:15:14 PM #

Dang, Joanne, this is genius!  What a great idea to treat the DSP like a levels read-out - brilliant!  This card is music all the way, lol, love it!  Thanks so much for playing at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Dena Hughes
Dena HughesUnited States
6/10/2022 10:20:19 PM #

Absolutely stunning card! Love the bright colors and how you used the papers. The embossing just pulls the whole theme together brilliantly. Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
6/11/2022 1:33:00 AM #

This is fantastic. I live in a house of music makers as well. You card is fantastic. I love every detail.

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
6/12/2022 12:29:10 AM #

Joanne, as soon as I saw your card I thought of a sound mixing board, too! Great take on our Try Stampin' on Tuesday!! Thank you for sharing!!a -Donna

AnnaUnited States
6/13/2022 2:43:23 AM #

What a creative card. Love the bold colors and the fun double embossing. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Anna, Design Team

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
6/13/2022 8:52:17 PM #

This is just brilliant Joanne - the embossing on the vinyl record is genius!  Always great to see you in the Alphabet Challenge gallery xx

Dawn Phillips
Dawn PhillipsUnited Kingdom
6/16/2022 12:15:48 PM #

Such a fabulous and fun card. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge.  Love Dawn x

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/17/2022 3:10:14 AM #

Adorable, Joanne! Cheerful colors...and oh so perfect for a music lover! I love the embossed music notes and the embossing on the record. So fun!

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